OPI Pro Spotlight: @nailartslanger
OPI Educator, Design Team Artist and OPI STAR LIGHT model, meet Julie Le aka @nailartslanger. Having recently worked at the 2021 Wella Beauty Awards, we caught up with her to learn how she got started in the industry, her favorite holiday looks and more.
OPI: How did you get started in the nail industry?
JL: I got started in the industry when I was 15. I had a hard time socially in high school so my mom said “go to school or work.” I chose work. So she set me up with a receptionist job at her friend’s full service salon. They ended up training me for manis and pedis on the second day and I fell in love.
OPI: You recently had your work featured for the 2021 Wella Beauty Envision Awards! How was that experience?
JL: Working the 2021 Wella Beauty Envision Awards was amazing! It was great to be traveling again and working in person. Working on set is my favorite. I love the hustle and bustle and being around other creatives. The models were all so nice and beautiful and I loved seeing my work on stage. It was so dreamy.
OPI: Do you have a favorite shade from our OPI Celebration collection?
OPI: What's your favorite holiday nail art look?
JL: My favorite holiday nail art look has to be anything hand-painted. I live for Grinch nails during this time but Buffalo plaid will do it for me too.
OPI: What’s your favorite feature benefit of the OPI STAR LIGHT?
JL: My favorite feature on the OPI STAR LIGHT is the 3 second flash cure! I do so much hand painted nail art that this function helps so much when flash curing in between steps.
OPI: What has been the highlight of your nail career so far, and where would you like to see it go from here?
JL: The highlight of my career has to be the time I worked on set as a MODEL for the OPI STAR LIGHT campaign. That was so much fun being a part of that and seeing all the content after with myself and my colleague, Galdina Jimenez. I would love to do more behind-the-scenes work creating collections with the brand.
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