Nia House

Nia House, @ni.xnails

TopCurl Beauty Academy, Bowie, ID

Mentoring has helped Nia move beyond her comfort zone and take risks when it comes to creating bolder and more challenging nail designs. She notes that local nail artist Nail Slay with Asia De’ has inspired her to try things she might not otherwise consider. Describing a color that would not only dazzle but perhaps even become a best-seller, Nia proposes “Naturalista.” “Light tan and brown would be blended with gold shimmers or even gold flakes, showing off the nail’s natural form,” says Nia describing a nail color evoking her best self.

OPI summer scholarship

OPI’s “A Great Opera-Tunity” scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled POC students in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.  To qualify, applicants must identify as a person of color.

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