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Manicures give you a lot of time to think. We mean, when else are you going to sit still for thirty minutes without touching anything, because you can't? While most nail salons put on the daily news or Korean music videos to pass the time (maybe that's just us?), Vanity Projects, a soon-to-open nail art atelier with video art programming, aims to change all that.
Does the name ring a bell? Founded by Rita de Alencar Pinto, interactive curator and the art world's biggest nail technician, Vanity Projects has held pop-ups in Miami during Art Basel and Swim Week, not to mention at institutions such as the MoMA PS1, The Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair and NADA Miami Beach.
But on May 1st, Vanity Projects will be opening its second brick and mortar salon (the first is in New York) in one of Miami's most up-and-coming neighborhoods, Little River.We hear its importing some world-renowned nail artists through its artist-in-residency program, so give your nail lady a break and become a regular here for a bit. Basic manicures and pedicures are $18 and $30 and gel manicures and pedicures are $40 and $60, but the real draw is obviously nail art, which starts at $30. Don't expect to find your typical Essie and OPI polishes, but instead nail lacquers from Dior, Smith & Cult, Floss Gloss, and RGB.
Your excitement is building– we can feel it! To calm your fingers until the grand opening, here are 30 nail art masterpieces from Vanity Projects that are so ready for Miami.