Jessica Tong is true creative trifecta as a Nail Professional, Fashion Designer and Artist. Born and raised in California she studied creative arts throughout her time there eventually leading her to study Product Design & Color Theory at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she graduated 2006 with honors and a BID. She went straight into New York’s fashion and beauty industries where she designed for brands like Lancome, Estee Lauder, Escada, Guerlain, etc. and eventually found her next calling. Combining her love for the theatrical drama of high fashion and the glamour of beauty, she learned Japanese Nail Art at the Calgel Center, and later became a Nail Professional at New York City’s American Beauty Institute.
Jessica divides her time between being the resident Nail Artist at the world famous Hello Beautiful Salon in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and doing photo shoots mostly in editorial fashion, but also music videos, look books, fashion shows, special events etc. In just the last few years you may have seen her work grace the pages of magazines like Nylon, Marie Claire, Vogue Russia and Galore, as well as designer Campaigns like A-morir, Zana Bayne x Marc Jacobs, Chris Habana, & Bond Hardware. Through all the immense exposure her following has reached young Hollywood trendsetters like Zendaya, Vanessa Hudgens, Gigi Hadid and Jillian of Lion Babe. Stay tuned there's a lot more to come, she's winning the world over one nail at a time.
photo by @fotobrad