OPI Pro Spotlight: @joselovesnicki
Clients can look forward to vibrant designs and hand-drawn nail art when getting a mani from @joselovesnicki.
Hailing from Miami, our June Pro Spotlight pick is a creative force who began his nail journey by painting nails for fun. Read on to learn more about his career and work, including his favorite shade from our Summer Make the Rules collection.
OPI: We love your use of vibrant colors and designs in your nail art! Where does your inspiration for these looks come from?
OPI: What is your favorite look to do for a client, when they come in not knowing what kind of mani to get?
Jose: I love to offer hand-drawn art! Whether it be florals, swirls, or attempting a fun character, it keeps me creative and keeps the client happy.
OPI: Your nail art and creativity continue to grow and get better every day! How do you push yourself to work on technique and design?
OPI: Where would you love to see yourself in the nail industry in the next few years?
Jose: I would love to expand my career into something larger scale, such as working alongside a nail polish company, creating my own polish line, or even becoming an educator.
OPI: Which shade from our new Summer 23' collection are you most excited to use on your clients?
OPI: Both personally and professionally, how has the nail community and industry been a positive impact on your life?
Jose: Personally, it has been a great way to express myself through color and art. I started painting my nails for fun and eventually fell in love with the artistry of it. This led to the journey of becoming a nail tech. Professionally, it has opened up a new world for me. I have met so many amazing people (techs and clients included) who have helped shape the nail tech and friend I am today.
OPI: Do you feel a sense of equality and the ability to promote self-expression as a male in the nail industry?
OPI: If you could go back in time, and tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
OPI: How have you used nails as a form of self-expression, and how do you use nails to show your pride?
Be sure to follow Jose, AKA @joselovesnicki on Instagram.