Welcome to ESSENCE’S Vivrant Thing, your destination for all things Black beauty – where tutorials come to life and our melanin is celebrated. This episode of Vivrant Thing is all about nails with celebrity manicurist Sunshine, aka Pipbuzzz.

You may not know her face, but you might know her name, and you know her work. And she likes it like that. She’s the manicurist of choice for some of your favorite artists – Mariah Carey, Solange – and has worked with celebrities such as Yvonne Orji, Danielle Brooks, and Amara La Negra. She also did Lizzo’s nails for her digital cover with ESSENCE. Pipbuzzz is on her way to becoming a household name.

In this episode she names one of nails’ latest trends, and talks about why nails have become so important to Black women. If you didn’t catch Solange’s snakeskin Met Gala nails earlier this month, you missed out. That was original artwork by Pipbuzzz.

Check out her video to learn more about her work and the enigma that she is. And make sure to watch Vivrant Thing every week to meet new industry heavy-hitters and learn new beauty lessons.

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