We are so proud of our lovely manicurist, Madeline Poole for being featured on Refinery29’s 30 Under 30- Rising Stars in Los Angeles. We have the full interview here but make sure to check out the rest of the influential, young talent on Refinery29.com!
Tell us what you’re doing with your life and career now.
“I’ve just relocated to NYC for the summer, and I’m working as an on-set manicurist for a variety of editorial and advertising shoots. My book Nails, Nails, Nails: 25 DIY Nail Art Projects was recently released — it’s available all over the place, including Urban Outfitters, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. I collaborated with NCLA on two nail wraps — the Orbit Ring and Electric Gradient. We have another design in the works now.”
If you could switch lives with anyone else under 30, who would it be?
“I think I have it pretty good — no switch necessary.”
Which celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life?
“Pikachu, my spirit animal.”
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be doing at this age?
“I thought I was going to be a famous princess! Then, when I grew up a bit, I thought I’d be an ‘expert.’ I wasn’t sure what kind of expert, but I knew it would be an unusual expertise.”
What’s been your most humbling moment?
“Every morning, carrying my heavy nail kit up and down stairs into the exhausting heat of the summer.”
A perfect day in L.A. always includes these three things…
“I’ll wake up and visit my two next-door neighbors and dear friends, Vishwam and Eugene, walk to the Pupuseria, and take a run around the reservoir. When you have the chance to be aimless in LA, it’s the best place to get lost.”
What’s your mantra?