By Mei Kawajiri

Mei Kawajiri is a New York City-based nail artist known for her whimsical designs and attention to detail. She’s worked with the likes of Dua Lipa, Blake Lively, and Bella Hadid, and created nail looks for runway shows including Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli, and Tom Ford.

“My mom and many of my friends are nurses, so I wanted to support hospital workers. The headband design I created is something I would wear normally — it’s simple and a little punk. Much of my work has been canceled, but I’ve been having fun creating new nail art, dancing, cooking, and singing during this time. And I love seeing everyone express themselves through their hair and makeup.”