About Me

I have always been very creative and talented with my hands.  While a teenager in Japan I designed and decorated nails as a hobby.  Possessing an inherent talent I decided to pursue a career in nail art design and graduated from nail academy in Japan.


After graduation I worked in many major nail salons throughout Tokyo. Several years later I became interested with starting anew in New York City. A city where I could apply the techniques I learned in Tokyo and continue advancing my knowledge.


In 2010 I moved to New York for new and exciting challenges. I worked in Manhattan nail salon's where I learned the subtle differences between Tokyo and New York City.  I enjoy using all the techniques I learned through my career thus far and apply them during editorial shoots


Allure, Elle Germany, Elle Denmark, Essence, Numero, Glamour Mexico, Family Circle, elite traveler

Look Book:

 EXPRESS, STEVE MADDEN, DIZON INC, Fame & Partner-wedding, Gillette, Essie, Uniday, Bliss Law Jewelry catalogue


Fashion Week:

ALEXANDER WANG, CALVIN KLEIN, Christian Siriano, alice+olivia, MONSE, Tanya Taylor, Prabal Gurung, Neem Khan, Ralph Lauren 

© 2013 by Etsuko Shimatani

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