Many cultures control women and girls through religious beliefs that instill fear and guilt, but as we learn to accept our humanity we let go of rules that don't define us.
This dark romantic set was inspired by religious themes, as well as the gothic/emo culture of the early 2000's. The swords represent protection and the hearts signify love.
Roses are for beauty and are a common offering to La Virgen de Guadalupe in Mexican culture.
These designs also remind me of intricately framed church motifs, but also based off song lyrics from my favorite band since I was a teenager.
I chose to make this set short/medium Almond shaped so they're comfortable enough that you can wear them to a Halloween party or to work.
Te calmas, o te calmo,
About the Artist
Karina Hernandez is an LA born and raised artist like none other. From her background in music and painting, she found her way into the nail industry where she honed her talent for crafting and eye for art and color, to create beautiful and precise works of art.
She prides herself in being gentle handed and providing a customized service for each client. Whether free-styling for hours or meticulously creating specific designs, her nail customers often fall asleep in her chair, trusting her artistic process and gentle touch.
Karina works both at her studio, Kolor Kured as well as being available for house calls, offering manicures, acrylic sets, gel, and art. She is bilingual and works with seniors as well as kids.
About our Featured Artist Series
Born Noir has launched our Artist Series collection featuring faux nails designed by talented nail artists in our community. We committed to support and invest in Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Queer, and Trans artists by providing a platform for education, collaboration, exposure, and financial wellness.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are excited to feature our first artist in the Artist Series collection, Karina Hernandez. Karina is a talented, passionate, and experienced nail tech based in Los Angeles. Once she was introduced to Born Noir, she showed the company so much love and support.
She has been invested in the mission and vision for Born Noir and has poured her heart and soul into collaborating to create something beautiful and impactful.
Supporting Born Noir means supporting artists.
When she was introduced to Born Noir she believed in the mission and vision for the company and without hesitation poured her heart and soul into collaborating to create something beautiful and impactful.
Born Noir is this dope, one-of-a-kind, nail cosmetic company that centers its mission and vision on uplifting, empowering and healing communities.
Our mission is to become a global brand, creating safe, wellness spaces in the form of natural nail care salons where nail care, art and healing collide.
We care about achieving inclusion and diversity in a way that serves and does not exploit.
We dare to create a world where people and art run free and help to expand the bounds of our societal and personal limitations.
We would love your support, of course, as we develop our artist community, and build a brand that matters. There's more to come, and keep an eye out for new featured artists in 2024!
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