Jin Soon Colour Universe
Create a tiny work of modern art that positively dances across your fingernails, courtesy of master and mistress of the manicure, Jin Soon Choi.
Words EMILY BRADBURY
Film DAN VALLINS
Because after all, it’s the simple pleasures – like looking down at a set of shiny nails tapping away on the keyboard – that make the day.
There’s a true rainbow of colours to paint with through the seasons; just in time for Christmas, glistening metallics and glitter can be paired with deep, rich purples and reds that look like they’re straight from Don Giovanni. For Summer chic, Jin’s slightly sheer polishes in delicate coral shades are inspired by the crushed balsam flower concoctions her and her friends dyed their nails with as children in South Korea.
In keeping with her reputation as the New York Times-certified ‘Nail Guru’, Jin Soon Choi’s elegant shades were created following the success of her cult Manhattan nail spas. Despite being reassuringly long-wearing and chip-resistant, the sparkling formulas are also free of the sorts of harsh chemicals currently causing problems for anyone owning a Damien Hirst piece. Beautifully designed in more ways than one…