About Me

Hi my name is Akiko!

I was born in Tokyo, Japan and came to Chicago for school. While I was going to college, I obtained my nail license and worked as a manicurist. After I graduated from Columbia college, I worked as a graphic designer for a couple of different design studios. After several years of experience as a graphic designer, I realized that I want to combine my interest in design with my passion for nail art!!

I am currently working at the Nancy Angelair Salon in Gold-Coast, downtown Chicago. I believe my nail art will make people smile and feel special! Hope you enjoy my art works at the Photo Gallery pages and you may be the next person to try your own experience.

I go to Japan once a year to learn their nail art techniques which are exciting and different from what is available in the United States.

My work gives Chicagoans the chance to try something new and fresh.