Lauren Michelle Pires is an editorial manicurist based in London. She studied graphic design and photography at Central Saint Martins, where her graduate show saw her headhunted by Louis Vuitton.
She has since transferred her graphic skills to nails, and her precision as a nail artist has been showcased in renowned publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Italia, i-D Magazine and Dazed among others.
Alongside collaborating with photographers Lea Colombo, Nick Knight and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; she has worked with world-famous names including Kendall Jenner and Solange – who she creates custom nail shades for.
Pires is notably known for the intricate nails she creates for London Fashion Week shows as she continues to push the boundaries of nail art, showing a keen eye to develop new techniques. In 2019 she was recognised as one of the New Wave Creatives at the British Fashion Awards, cementing her place as an innovative artist within her field.
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