Evie, better known as LongHairPrettyNails is a self-taught enthusiast who is all about the nail life. In this exclusive interview with Evie, we grew to become more in love with the mother and wife who quickly took off on the online world. Join in as we got to know just who the nail guru the world just can’t get enough of!
Tell us about yourself.
Well, I am Evie, also known as LongHairPrettyNails. I’m a wife, a mother of two, and a self-taught nail enthusiast. I’m from Detroit, Michigan but currently live in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve been sharing my nail art designs on my YouTube channel since 2012.
Have you always been in love with nails? What started the creation of your channel?
Yes, I’ve always been in love with nails. It started when I was about eight-years-old. I used to tag along with my mom to the nail salon and she would let me get a manicure and simple nail art. From then on, my passion for nails grew. My YouTube channel was originally created to document my hair journey and in between hair videos, I would upload makeup and nail videos. The nail videos became really popular and highly requested so I did more and more nail videos and after a while, nails pretty much took over the channel.
How were you able to teach yourself this amazing craft?
Well, I pretty much learned everything that I know about nails from YouTube videos (laughs). There are some amazing nail videos out there and I just watched them over and over again. I also practiced a lot. I’ve been doing my own nails for ten years so I’ve had a lot of practice (laughs). I’ve come a long way but I still practice to this day because I want to further my skills.
Do you have any advice for those who may not feel as confident when doing their own nails?
My advice is just don’t give up. I didn’t learn any of this overnight. When I first started doing nails it was horrible (laughs). It is going to take a lot of practice but the more you do, the more improvement you will see in your work.
Do you have a favorite nail brand you could tell us about?
My favorite nail brand is Poochiez Nails. I use the Super Shine Gel Top Coat on all my nail designs and I also very much appreciate that I am able to purchase your products without a nail technician license.
How are you able to stay consistent on your channel with two videos per week?
Yes, it’s very challenging (laughs). It takes great time management. It’s a delicate balance between creating content for my channel, managing my online store, and family. There have been a lot of sleepless nights (laughs). Nails is my passion so I just make the time for it.
What else can we expect to see from Long Hair Pretty Nails in the future?
Well, I plan to continue to perfect my craft and push myself creatively. My long-term goal is to have my own nail products in stores and to eventually have nail salons across the country.
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