The excitement and glamour of New York Fashion Week is intoxicating. Front of house, photographers crowd the front row, full of celebs and editors. Taste makers come to see and be seen in the designer’s latest collection, while social media mavens pose outside for street style blogs.
Back of house, the real glamour is being created by some of the most talented artists in their fields. It’s organized chaos, as hair stylists, makeup artists, and manicurists jockey for space around models, generally working in tandem to finish each model’s look as quickly as possible.
If you’re not going to be a part of the backstage insanity, you can tune in from the comfort of your smartphone by following these instagram accounts:
Miss Pop – @misspopnails The lead manicurist for OPI, Miss Pop shares behind the scenes shots of her creative process. Her style is accessibly chic, with a dash of artsy, and her looks are usually headlining all of the NYFW recaps. Look for Miss Pop to rock out with Jeremy Scott, and keep it classy with Rodarte this season. Her NYFW updates have already begun, so follow her progress all the way to showtime.
Katie Jane Hughes – @katiejanehughes Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON, Katie Jane Hughes’ Instagram feed is a visual delight. Sharing makeup and hair tips along with gorgeous nails, Katie’s style is Brit meets Brooklyn; irreverent and impeccable. Backstage, her nail designs do exactly what every manicurist hopes for; complementing the designers’ vision while completing the total look.
Keri Blair – @nailartjunkie_ Nail guru for MAC Cosmetics, Keri Blair is a double threat. Not only does she create the nail looks for MAC as a senior artist, but she also paints faces with the best of them. Follow her feed for nail looks with the signature MAC boldness with high artistry.
Naomi Gonzalez – @naomigonzaleznails A fashion industry insider, Naomi Gonzalez brings the high-end salon to the runway. With experience working with many leading brands, Naomi’s instagram account comes alive during fashion week. Look for exclusive backstage snaps of the looks she creates, along with product shots to help you recreate the nail fashion at home or for your clients.
And of course, follow @thenailscape for all of the action backstage at your favorite shows, with your favorite brands.