5 Manicurists Who Will Inspire Serious Nail Envy

Because painting snowflakes on nails is increasingly a thing.

Nail art by Joree Lloyd.

A rise in the number of local nail artists means new ways to jazz up your holiday-party style. Here are five manicurists who are really nailing it.

1. Jorree Lloyd (see above photo)

Book her at: Beauté Nest, 2542 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge; 571-398-6360.

Price: $5 to $40 per nail.

Polish types: Regular and gel.

Her most popular styles: “Clients love marble nails, 3-D flowers, chrome, and Swarovski designs.”


2. Titilayo Bankole

Book her at: 301-343-4525 or; she’ll come to you or see you at her home office in Camp Springs.

Price: $6 to $15 per nail.

Polish types: Regular and gel.

Why she likes nail art: “What I love most about it is catering to the personality of the client.”

3. Chloé Liautaud

Book her at:; she’ll come to you.

Price: $50 to $100 for a full set.

Polish types: Gel only.

How she got started: “I had some incredible nail art done in Paris, which inspired me to try it out for myself.”

4. Zoljargal (Jessica) Gan-Ochir

Book her at: Spa Logic, 1721 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-232-6475.

Price: $5 and up per nail.

Polish types: Regular and CND Shellac.

How she learned: “I watched a lot of YouTube channels and searched social media and then spent a lot of time practicing. I’m also in art school, and learning to paint has really helped me with my nail art.”

5. Marnae Orton

Book her at: Nailsaloon, 1508 14th St., NW; 202-299-0095.

Price: $3 to $5 per nail.

Polish types: Regular polish and water-based acrylic paint.

Her hardest design: “Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night.’ The hardest part was imitating the brushstrokes and getting the colors right. The design took about three hours to complete.”

This article appears in the December 2017 issue of Washingtonian.

Associate Editor

Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.