Celebrity makeup artists and stylists are sometimes as famous as their clients, being targeted for interviews and elevated to gurus who provide us with inspiration and trends. However, just as important as hair or face is the manicure worn by models and artists. This art is precisely the passion of Mar y Sol Inzerillo, of Salvadoran and Cuban origin, who when she worked as a receptionist at a beauty salon in Miami at the age of 17, did not imagine that she would end up being the manicurist of great international stars such as Oprah, Serena Williams or Gigi Hadid.
After returning from living in Indonesia for three months, Inzerillo reflected on what he had missed most that time and it turned out to be having his nails fixed. "One day I was in a photo shoot and there was no manicurist, so I decided to do it myself." After that experience, several colleagues encouraged her to dedicate herself to that professionally and she began to contact people with whom she had previously worked. "Before I knew it I was working with Jessica Biel, W magazine, and I made a cover for the French edition of Vogue with Karlie Kloss."
Inzerillo was the first manicurist to launch a nail product for CoverGirl and of course the model Gigi Hadid's manicure at the MET gala projected her beyond the professional circle. "It gave me a presence in the media, something to associate my name with."
In his client portfolio we find artists such as Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato or Ricky Martin, and supermodels like Gisele Bündchen, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista or Ashley Graham. "When a celebrity likes you, he likes you." They even pass their phone between them.
In addition to having an accent that gives her away and contagious joy, Inzerillo is a fan of Selena Quintanilla. “I am always smiling and I wear lipstick. That also gives me that Latin vibe”.
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