Dazed Beauty Contributing Editor Kro Vargas (@krocaine) is a nail juggernaut. A love that began in the nail salons of Queens, where she would spend the day with her grandmother as a kid, grew into a full-time career and an Instagram fanbase of over 50K. A psychedelic collage of everything from Sailor Moon to the creation of Adam, Fiji water to fashion monograms - her work is always kitsch and always fabulous. In her monthly column, Kro will shine a spotlight on the nail artists she is loving and the trends we should be following.
December is finally upon us. We’ve got tinsel, Mince pies, pigs in blankets, baubles, bubbles, parties, endless parties, bad Christmas jumpers, and a lot of last minute shopping still to do in the lead up to Jesus Christ’s birthday. “This month is all about looking good and good vibes as we prepare to bring in the new year,” says Kro. “Here are some of my favourite festive manicures to complete your favourite holiday look.”
“Miami artist @i_heart_nailart is all about the details. She loves to focus on thumbs and this is my favourite way to spruce up your holiday manicure. Pair these festive thumbs with the colour of your choice.”
“This wintery wonderland manicure was brought to you by Miami nail artist @theenailwitch. She uses intricate placing to pile on chunky iridescent Swarovski crystals and pearls to give you the perfect white Christmas, wherever in the world you may be.”