If Cardi B is seen sporting a bedazzled set of nails, it’s doubtless Jenny Bui’s handiwork. In accordance with an American Salon profile, Bui has been doing nails for over 20 years and her signature Swarovski-encrusted units have earned her the title of “Queen of Bling.”
Bui informed Cosmopolitan she met Cardi B in her nail salon, Nails on seventh, in Harlem. However earlier than touchdown in New York Metropolis, Bui, a survivor of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, traveled via Vietnam, Thailand, and Canada earlier than arriving in america, the place she attended cosmetology faculty. In accordance with NYC Go, she was impressed to experiment with bedazzled types after flipping via Japanese nail artwork magazines. Now, she is a extremely sought-after movie star nail artist. In 2019, she was named Nail Artist Influencer of the 12 months on the American Influencer Awards. She was named artist ambassador by OPI and in 2021, “The Queen of Bling” launched a line of bedazzled press-on nails in collaboration with Makartt.
Bui has given Cardi B many iconic manicures, together with the white stiletto set with multifaceted Swarovski crystals for the 2018 Grammys, and this bedazzled scarlet set for the 2019 Met Gala — Refinery29 experiences had over 250 crystals.
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