OPI Pro Spotlight: @themaleesthetician
Meet Felix, @themaleesthetician on Instagram and our July Pro Spotlight pick!
In our interview below, learn more about this Toronto-based professional nail artist, from his initial plan to become a holistic therapist to his OPI Power of Hue faves and hopes for other males in the nail industry.
OPI: What inspired you to become a professional nail artist?
OPI: Which shade from our #OPIPowerOfHue collection is your favorite to use on your clients?
Felix: My favorite color is blue, so I inadvertently drift to the blue shades whenever I look at colors. So I for sure always recommend the Feel Bluetiful shade.
OPI: You use such vibrant colors and styles in your work! What draws you to that aesthetic?
OPI: Do you have any specific nail art or styles that you love to feature during the summer months?
Felix: I absolutely love anything that has to do with negative space. Therefore I would do art that would incorporate negative space and pastels, neons, and nature. Also love an unconventional French, using neons.
OPI: What would you like to see more of in the nail industry as a male esthetician and nail tech?
OPI: If you could give your past self any advice, what would it be?
Felix: To be more open to learning. Not passing on opportunities to learn ways of improving myself and my skills in the industry and to stop doubting myself.
OPI: Do you have a favorite technique to use when creating such stunning nail art?
OPI: We see you also specialize in pedicures! How do you approach a pedicure differently than a manicure?
Be sure to follow Felix AKA @themaleesthetician on Instagram.