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.
The Month of May. No, not the Arcade Fire song, we mean the actual month that is May - a month of art (Frieze New York, the Venice Biennale), flowers (Chelsea Flower Show, Mother's Day if you're a yank), the Met Ball, and the Blessed Virgin Mary (thanks Wikipedia). Over in Krocaine land, it means something a little different. This month Kro is all about nail piercings. "Janet Jackson introduced me to nail piercings in the Busta Rhymes 1998 music video for “What’s It Gonna Be?” and I’ve been in love with nail piercings ever since." Here she picks her top 5 piercing trends.