OPI Pro Spotlight: @jxlyn.nails
Jackie, our November Pro Spotlight pick, is all about bright, unique designs; just check out her Instagram, @jxlyn.nails, for proof!
Learn why she became a nail artist, what her fave OPI shades are, and what she’s most thankful for this holiday season by reading our interview below.
OPI: Your nail art jumps right off the page with its vibrancy! What's your favorite thing about creating such bright designs?
OPI: At what moment in your life did you realize that you wanted to become a nail artist?
Jackie: I was surrounded by nail salons most of my childhood. I saw the hard work that my parents put into their salon and the outpouring of love they received from their clients. Since growing up and moving away, I noticed that not all nail salons encouraged the same business models that my parents did. I knew that I wanted to be that person for those future clients. Someone to not only make their nail dreams come true but to also be their friend at the end of the day.
OPI: What's your go-to shade or look for a new client?
OPI: With the holidays right around the corner, which holiday design are you most looking forward to?
Jackie: Hands down, Halloween! I love all the themed nail art; whether it is specific for a costume, a creepy/dark design, or something sweet and spooky. Some of my clients will switch to a sharp stiletto nail around this time, which allows for some really fun art!
OPI: What are you most thankful for in your career this holiday season?
OPI: We love that you stay hip to trends and styles in the nail world! Do you bring the ideas to your clients? Or vice versa?
Jackie: A little bit of both! In my spare time, I like to browse various social media platforms to find inspiration for work. I save the ones I feel that my clients would like or that I am interested in doing. I believe it’s important to have some ideas saved for days I may have a creative block, or when a client is torn on what they want. It is always fun when a client brings in an idea and we collab to make it our own little masterpiece!
OPI: Which technique or nail art style is your favorite to do?
OPI: How are you planning to grow your business and yourself as a nail artist and entrepreneur?
Jackie: In the future, I would love to create editorial press-on nails. I’ve noticed more and more nail artists being recognized in the rapidly evolving world of fashion and entertainment. Editorial nails don’t always have to be practical, which gives nail artists limitless opportunities to create one-of-a-kind sets showcasing their own personal style. Additionally, I want to utilize my years of experience to create business courses for up-and-coming nail artists.
OPI: Do you have any advice for other nail techs heading into the holiday season to ensure their client schedule is fully booked out?
Be sure to follow Jackie AKA @jxlyn.nails on Instagram.