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Nail Art Superstar: Amber-Elizabeth Stores

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photo by William Lords

If you love nail art as much as we do, you’ll be excited by Amber-Elizabeth Stores’ creations. The New York City–based nail artist—and author of the book Glam Nail Studio—counts gels, acrylics, rhinestones, and airbrushing among her many specialties. And her aesthetic range is just as varied, from intricate graphic designs to classic chic manis that are right at home in high-end fashion editorials. Her work has appeared Vogue Italia, BlackBook, Marie Claire, POP, and Elle and she’s collaborated with Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Betsey Johnson, Vena Cava, and other top designers. A resident manicurist at Paintbox Nail Studio in New York City, Stores has also painted the tips of celebrity A-listers like Nicki Minaj, Florence Welch, Ashley Greene, and Selita Ebanks. 

Check out some of our favorite examples of Stores’ work below, and follow her on Instagram @Amberdoesnails and Beautylish here for more photos of her gorgeous nail art.



Two-toned (top) and gold (bottom) manis created for an editorial feature in Elle Spain / photo courtesy of Elle Spain


A simple, dark-as-midnight look for a beauty piece in Vogue Italia / photo by Greg Lotus


A graphic half-moon mani perfectly complements the mod-inspired shoot for Surface magazine’s fall 2009 issue / photo courtesy of Surface


Earthy statement jewelry inspired the textures and colors in Amber’s nail designs for this test shoot / photo by William Lords


On the cover of her book, we get to see the artist’s range: every nail has a totally different vibe / photo courtesy of Race Point Publishing

Check out the first installment of our Nail Art Superstar series here