Editorial manicurist and designer Madeline Poole is known for her eye-popping nail art. She’s so known for her color choices, in fact, that she was officially appointed in 2014 as the Global Color Ambassador of Sally Hansen (yep, that’s a real job).
“I am a color enthusiast,” said Poole in an interview with The Cut. “But to be honest, I only like to wear white, red, or occasionally orange on my nails. So I don’t ever force people to wear [crazy] nail colors because I totally understand a preference for a classic. Because I’m so colorful in my wardrobe, I prefer to wear very basic nail colors so I don’t go over the edge.”
Scrolling through her Instagram page, it’s hard not to fall over the edge. Her designs, full of patterns and colors, have amassed well over 135k followers. “I will always and forever love a leopard print,” she says. “That’s also one of the easiest nail designs to start with. Organic shapes are always easier to do as they’re basically just a series of squiggles and dots.”
Apart from her work with Sally Hansen she also enjoys sharing nail art tutorials, that can be viewed on Vogue.com, TeenVogue.com, Refinery29, The Coveteur, and IntoTheGloss.
Prepare to be obsessed.