One of Louisiana’s regular clients uses medical marijuana to medicate herself, she wanted a style that would fit a marijuana convention called Hemp Con, starting with a simple leaf design. But Pham, being the professional she is, didn’t want the design to come off as goofy or “cartoonish”.
So she offered the client to bring her own herb in for some inspiration.
After crushing the pot into small pieces, the manicure artist then embedded the leaves in gel polish on half of the nails, with the remaining painted black and green with a dripping gold glitter design to imitate the look of cannabis oil, or kief (the hypnotizing crystals that fall off ground weed). It looks lovely with just clear nail gel polish as well, if you’re looking for a more toned down look.
The final product is a look that’s both pretty and edgy – sort of like if Cruella Deville and Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” went out for a girl’s night with Rihanna and Katy Perry. It sort of gives the illusion that dried, pressed flowers look like on paper – so natural yet mesmerizing.