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How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, and even a book. Fusion’s Jessica Moulite heads to Washington Heights to meet the woman armed with a tiny brush and big message.

How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, and even a book. Fusion’s Jessica Moulite heads to Washington Heights to meet the woman armed with a tiny brush and big message.

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