With her unparalleled professionalism, magnetic personality and passion for perfection, Maria Salandra is one of the most sought-after manicurists in the industry. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, she has opened a nail salon, taught aspiring nail technicians, and gleaned awards for excellence in acrylic enhancements and nail art. She has been recognized for her work on The Sopranos, where she served as the on-set key manicurist for 10 years, and as a pedicure expert for Dr. Scholl’s. Since then Salandra has worked with many notable clients, including Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Iggy Azalea, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lucy Liu, Kelly Ripa, Nicki Minaj, Rachel McAdams, Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Garner and Drew Barrymore. She has done advertising for many brands from street style to jewelry campaigns for Balmain, Chopard, Puma, RiRi by Rihanna, Adidas, Sinful-Colors, Adidas, Philipp Plein & FENTY. Her work has graced the pages of Vogue, W, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, Net-A-Porter, Glamour, GQ and the like.
Her iconic work is worthy of gallery exhibition alas it is featured by fierce women from coast to coast flaunting her creations with pride and making her clients the envy of all their peers and fans.