If you don’t believe that nail art is truly an art form, you probably haven’t stumbled upon the right manicurist just yet. San Sung Kim is one of the manicurists putting “art” in nail art and her surreal creations have to be seen to be believed.
Kim has only been sharing her nail art with the world since 2021, but that didn’t stop her from becoming a true social media sensation, with 90,000 Instagram followers and counting. She’s using nails as a canvas, crafting some of the most show-stopping manicures you’ll ever come across, and some of them look straight out of a museum.
Kim hails from South Korea and currently lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoyed expressing herself through art from a young age, but never strived towards making a living as an artist. She dreamed about becoming a physician, and even studied English literature at one point, but life had different plans for her.
Kim’s outlook on nail art changed she tried to do a manicure for her wedding. That’s when she bought her first UV lamp and gel polish set, but her wedding manicure didn’t turn out the way she hoped for. The first failed attempt didn’t force her to give up and only inspired her to keep getting better. Her husband encouraged her to share her creations with the world – and the rest is history!