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Potent Out of Poland: Paulina Pastuszak & Ilona Musik

When we received e-mails showcasing phenomenal nail art from two different Polish nail artists several weeks apart, we knew we had to share their striking images with the rest of the world. We hope their designs inspire nail artists in our home country of the U.S. and our readers around the globe.

Musik
<p>Musik</p>

Ilona Musik started her career in nail styling about 14 years ago and has been an international educator for 12 years.

She’s been featured in countless magazines including Russian Nailure, Nail Fashion, and Polish Paznokcie. She occasionally competes, including winning first place in the Nailspace Talent Show 2010. She lives with her husband and daughter in Poland. See more of her work at www.proshape.com.pl.


Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.
<p>Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.</p>

Tell us more about yourself.
I teach courses in Poland and all over the world. Classes bring me a lot of joy and satisfaction. That’s why I give my whole heart to training my students. The biggest value in my work is my students’ contentment. My hobbies outside of my nail career are drawing and painting.

Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.
<p>Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.</p>

Do you work in a salon too?
Yes. It’s called ProShape and it’s in the center of Poland in Lodz. We offer nail styling, training, and makeup.

Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.
<p>Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.</p>

What are some of the popular nail styles and trends in Poland?
Women in Poland as clients are well-groomed and demanding. They care about how they look, in fashion and in nail styling. My clients especially love the almond, pipe, and stiletto shapes. Nail length depends on the profession a client is in — some prefer very short nails, and others want them as long as possible. Bright colors are trendy. Zebra, leopard, snake, and other animal motifs are popular. Fuchsia, lavender, and all tones of pink are adored. Businesswomen prefer pastel colors and the French manicure. Personally speaking, I love extravagance — very long and sumptuously ornamented and experiments, mixing different styles and techniques (like acrylic paint and gel) to achieve spectacular effects.   

Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.
<p>Nails by Ilona Musik. Photography by Andrea Musik.</p>

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