Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
- [Photos: Racked Chicago]
- In 2013, you told one of our editors: "the V-shape is the moon shape of 2013." What is the nail shape of 2014? Line art. There's so much you can do, even with one line. It's all in the color combination, and how you use the colors. It's
- What are your thoughts on gel polishes? I cannot say too many bad things about gel polish, because gel polish has its good sides. One: it's long-lasting. And two: the shine remains until the end. It doesn't get dull. So, there's a very g
- What's your advice for a fellow entrepreneur who'd like to go into the beauty business? I think the person has to be willing to work hard and also you need to have a real idea, a concept. But a really good one. You have to deliver your i
These days, Jin Soon is known as the manicurist who brushes up models' nails for runway shows and major fashion shoots; she also owns salons in New York and has her own line of nail polish. But when Soon was still a rising star back in 2012, Chicago's Space519 became the first American boutique to carry her line.
Yesterday, Soon stopped by the Mag Mile shop to chat nail polish and give manicures. As she brushed the nude Nostalgia onto our nails and topped it with Polka White (an adorable white polka-dot coat), she shared some tips on everything from cuticle care to face cream. Read the Q&A, below.