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DAILY INSPO

BY LOTUS ABRAMS

MICHELLE SAUNDERS JAMES
@michellesaundersjames

With an enviable client list that ranges from Kate Beckinsale, Emily Blunt and Mandy Moore to Sephora, Apple and Tom Ford,
San Francisco Bay Area native Michelle Saunders James is known for her meticulous manicures, attention to detail and love of
color. The talented manicurist, who is sponsored by Essie and L'Oréal, has also had her work and advice published in numerous
publications, including Vogue, InStyle, Allure and Harper's Bazaar. Recently, Saunders James returned home to open Saunders &
James, a boutique nail salon, in Oakland, California. "I get inspired to create nail art every day, sometimes a little, sometimes a
lot," says Saunders James. "It depends on where I am, what I'm doing or if there's a project deadline." Here, Saunders James
shares what sparks her imagination.
ARCHES IN ARCHITECTURE
"They remind me of the classic moon
manicure."

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TEXTILES "I love to take printed
fabrics and shrink them down to fit
onto a nail. Pillows are a great resource
ffor design style. Simple straight and curved
lines transition best into nail art."

4
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MY
""Each person I
work with is a
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great inspiration to
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me. When I work
with my clients,
they're usually going
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event, walking
to an eve
down the red carpet
getting ready
or g
for a photo shoot.
Collaborating
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with other people
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is a terri
inspired
inspired. I find out
what co
colors they love,
the type of music they
like and m
more. Getting
a sense of their overall
lifestyle helps me to create a
customized nail llook."

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FLOORING "As I was building
Saunders & James, I went in
search of different flooring designs
and came across so many wonderful
ideas for nail art in the process. I
especially love the pastel chips you
see throughout terrazzo tile. There are
also so many different designs you can
do with marble, quartz and stone."

3

TRAVEL "My travels are an
excellent resource for finding
content to create nail art. I was
just in the desert for a fashion shoot
and the way the sun was setting
on the mountains created the most
beautiful colors and textures. I
immediately knew how to apply that
same look onto a nail."

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COURTESY OF MICHELLE SAUNDERS JAMES (2);
( )
SERGE ESTEVE/UNSPLASH; JOE SEER/BIGSTOCK;
ISTOCKPHOTO (2)

Kate Beckinsale

2

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