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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Interview with: Celeb Nail Designer Kandi Banks

Ashleigh: Tell us a little about yourself.
Kandi: My name is Kandi. I'm from the Bay Area but I live in Long Beach CA.
Ashleigh: When did you first start designing nails and why?
Kandi: I started doing nails a year ago. It started out of fascination. I'm an artist, so creating designs on nails was just another canvas for me.
Ashleigh: Which celebs have you worked with?
Kandi: I've worked with Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Dondria, Frenchie Davis, and Hannabeth.
Ashleigh: If you could design nails for anyone, who would it be and why?
Kandi: RIHANNNAAAAAAAAAA! She's my idol. I neeeeeed to do her nails before I die!
Ashleigh: What would you say has been your signature designs so far?
Kandi: Leopard, ice cream cones, and bows.
Ashleigh: Your designs are pretty detailed. How long does it normally take you to do a full hand?
Kandi: If they know what they want, then that would be 15-20 minutes or less. 
Ashleigh: Every nail designer has something that sets them apart from each other. What do you think sets you apart?

Kandi: My designs pretty much speak for themselves. They're just extremely different from other nail artists. People can spot my designs out in a heartbeat. They can also spot imposters. I'm precise with all my details.

Ashleigh: What's a nail trend that you would like to see die out?

Kandi: Pink and white. Lol. It's soooo blah! Yes it's a classic, but come on, snow cones and bacon are such a conversation piece!

Ashleigh: In 5 years, where do you see yourself?

Kandi: I see myself with my own products, a salon, and travelling the world.

Ashleigh: What advice do you have for persons wanting to get into this industry?

Kandi: You have to have natural talent and patience. If not, it's not the job for you.
Check out some of Kandi's work below:




Did these for the singer dondria





Tumblr: nailsbykandi

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