Celebrity Nails: Kimmie Kyees


“Hot and Cold” singer, and other half of our very own Russell Brand; Katy Perry, has a lot more in common with yesterday’s featured singers Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, than she might care to admit. Anyone who hasn’t been living on Mars for the past couple of years, will know that she’s a style icon, with bundles of attitude and who is definitely not afraid of setting tongues wagging with her raunchy/eye-catching/unique outfits and hairstyles. In fact, only last week, Katy attended the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, carrying a very…er….interesting… air purifier for cigarette smoke! Perhaps not to everyone’s tastes, but exactly like Gaga and Beyoncé, Katy overflowed with sheer confidence.

But, that’s not all that Katy Perry has in common with the “Telephone” singers. Katy also shares their love for nail art, and regularly appears wearing some of the quirkiest sets of talons we have seen. The look pictured on the right is made of hundreds of tiny Swarovski crystals, creating truly spectacularly sparkly look. But, that isn’t where the likeness ends, because Katy Perry also has her nails done by the celeb nail tech Kimmie Kyees.

So, who is Kimmie Kyees, and why are A-List celebrities going absolutely crazy for her do their nails?

Hailing from Columbus, in Ohio, Kimmie proclaims that she began doing nails following a bet with a girlfriend, before finding herself studying Cosmetology. Since qualifying as a professional manicurist in1994, Kimmie has spent the past sixteen years dedicated to not only making women’s nails beauty, but promoting wellbeing alongside it.

Since going freelance, Kimmie now works outside of the four walls of a salon or spa, opting to bring the spa experience to people where ever they need it. This is perhaps the biggest selling point of Kimmie’s services. That, and the fact that she has a special talent for creating some truly incredible nail designs, for some very big names and some very big companies.

And Kimmie really does have a long list of clients under her belt, including Kylie Minogue, Chris Brown, Kelis, Rihanna and Juliette Lewis. She has worked on hit TV show Desperate Housewives, and has done the nails for several music videos with the likes of Britney Spears, Alexandra Burke and Miley Cyrus, plus so many others who weigh in on the best air purifier for cigarette smoke removal.

Kimmie is definitely a real inspiration to all girls who are thinking about going into the beauty industry, or even those who are already in the early stages of their careers. And for that Kimmie, we salute you. Because, without people like Kimmie, the craze for nail art just wouldn’t be such a big deal. So, we honestly hope that Kimmie continues to spread the word across the globe.

If you’re a beautician/manicurist/nail technician, then we would love to see your work, so that together we can all spread the world about nail art, so even more women can learn to enjoy their nails!

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