Trinidadian-born, Brooklyn-raised nail artist, ARLENE HINCKSON, knew she wanted to be in the fashion industry from a young age. With a mother who was a beautician, she was inspired by the glamor of the women coming in and out of the salon, and knew then that she would have a career enhancing others’ beauty.
At the age of 19, Arlene began by working in a nail salon in Brooklyn, and honed her craft at the Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology. Immediately after school, she was chosen to work on the nail art teams for New York Fashion Week, and from there her career really took off.
Arlene has worked under renowned nail artist Elisa Ferri for all of Ralph Lauren’s NYFW shows, as well as Giorgio Armani’s One Night Only. Most recently, she worked with Jackie Saulsbery for Badgley Mischka and Christopher John Waters’ shows in 2020. She was honored to work with Celine Dion and her team to bring together her look for the Met Gala in 2017. Other notable celebrity clients include Christina Aguilera, Brie Larson, Jeremy Scott, and Sam Smith. Her work can be seen on the cover of NEW YOU Magazine and in Vogue Turkey.
Arlene currently resides in New York.