Award-winning celebrity nail artist Andrea Fulerton has been painting the nails of A-listers and members of the British Royal Family for over two decades. Her in-demand skill set has made her a favourite among clients including Lady Gaga, Cate Blanchett, Anna Wintour and Kate Moss – just to name a few! She’s worked for some of the biggest names in the fashion world such as VOGUE, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Vanity Fair. Naomi Campbell describes her as a “joy to work with” and raves about her expertise in the world of nails. Harpers Bazaar has labelled her the “best nail technician in the industry” so we were over the moon to have a chance to ask her first hand what it’s like working with royalty and Hollywood’s biggest stars.
BD: TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES WORKING WITH CELEBS
AF: Many, many years ago I did Pink for the BBC and brought along lots of pink nail color but was told ‘I wear black’. Annie Lennox allowed me to mix a silver nail hue for one of her albums. I painted Paris Hilton in a neutral nail hue and then wrapped herself and wet nails in her blankie!? Kate Winslet had many wise and kind words to offer as did Emma Thompson. Emma Roberts and Emma Watson were an absolute delight.
BD: WHAT SURPRISING TRENDS ARE YOU FINDING IN THE CELEBRITY WORLD?
AF: I just love that Heidi Klum, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Lady Gaga all realize the importance of extending the grooming to nails and expressing themselves through them with customized designs.