Polish-born nail tech Anika Rybicka is remarkably accomplished — especially considering that she’s just 19 years old. Rybicka is one of 14 nail techs working in a Warsaw nail salon (she got licensed during her senior year of high school) and she’s soon to begin medical school.
“My dream is to open my own little nail salon in the future and somehow combine my two careers: doctor and nail artist,” she says. A talented artist, Rybicka often draws inspiration from nature, especially animals and landscapes. “A landscape on nails looks different because every nail is different, but together they form a picture. I love this effect,” she says.
You can see a few of her favorite designs right here and find more of her work on Instagram @ponkle.