Get to know pro nail artist: Bana Jarjour (@banicured_)
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Meet ManiMe’s professional nail artist: Bana Jarjour (@banicured_)

We are so excited to spotlight returning ManiMe professional gel nail artist Bana Jarjour (@banicured_) for the Summer Picnic Collection. She’s the creative mind behind two stunning gel manis.

By: ManiMe
Jun 15 2021

Today (June 15), Bana Jarjour (@banicured_) is coming back to share more ManiMe gel designs with two manis for Summer Picnic Collection. With her witty personality and artistic talent, Bana brings pop culture trends and everyday objects to life on a nail canvas. Her attention to detail and precision make her one of the most sought-after celebrity manicurists. 

You can see her attention to detail attitude reflected in her intricate Summer Picnic Collection gels: Glam Berries and Fruit Salad gel manis. Read on to learn more about Bana’s career as a celebrity nail artist, her inspiration for her stunning gel designs, and her favorite elements of the summer. 

Are you wearing Bana’s gels this summer? Shop the Summer Picnic Collection now and don’t forget to tag us in your posts on social! See you there!

ManiMe: How did you get started in the nail industry? 

Bana: Nail art has always been a hobby of mine. When I started my Instagram account back in 2013, my only goal was to have fun. I had a different career path in mind but as the account grew, I started getting requests from various brands to do nails at their events. I decided to get my manicuring license shortly thereafter, and I’ve been working my way through the industry ever since!

ManiMe: How did you develop your nail art style?

Bana: My style constantly changes depending on what I am inspired by. I kept pushing myself to try more challenging designs, and once I learned how to create a variety of looks, I narrowed down my favorites and focused on perfecting those.

ManiMe: What are your favorite colors, textures, or techniques to use in your nail art?

Bana: I love anything bright and fun, but also that is a bit of a challenge. Water marbling will always be a favorite technique of mine because it took me so long to learn.

ManiMe: Where do you typically find inspiration? 

Bana: Everywhere! Nature is probably the thing I am inspired by the most. And by other artists, too. I love recreating nail looks, paintings, and patterns, and making them my own. 

ManiMe: What is your favorite at-home manicure, pedicure, or nail care tip? 

Bana: Hydrate! Some lotion and oil can change the look of your entire manicure. It will also help keep cuticles and hangnails at bay. 

ManiMe: What’s your favorite ManiMe Essential product to use? 

Bana: I absolutely love the Magic Cuticle Pen. I don’t like having oily cuticles in my photos, and it adds just enough hydration without leaving too much shine.

ManiMe: What was the inspiration behind your Summer Picnic gel designs?

Bana: I wanted to come out with something colorful but not too loud- both looks have something for everyone! Both looks have fun elements to them but are still so wearable.

ManiMe: Describe your ideal picnic - where are you, what are you eating, and who are you with? 

Bana: If I’m with my family, we’re usually a big group of people at a local park with tons of home-cooked food. When I picnic with friends, we stick to the beach and bring our favorite take-out. Both scenarios are so fun and special for different reasons. 

ManiMe: What are you looking forward to this summer? 

Bana: Being outside! I can’t wait to be around big groups again (never thought I’d say that!) and have lighthearted conversations with total strangers. 

ManiMe: How do you keep your manis and pedis looking fresh during the summer? 

Bana: Re-applying a topcoat is the best way to freshen up a mani or pedi. Sometimes I’ll even add another coat of paint first. 

Rapid Fire with @banicured_

  • Bold or subtle? Bold
  • Bright or neutral? Bright
  • Matte or glossy? Glossy
  • Favorite picnic item? Bread, please!
  • Favorite part of summer? Beach days and bonfire nights