STREET STYLE: Nailed It
by Gloria Wright - Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
STREET STYLE: Fingernails as canvas.

For some, nails are for biting. For others, such as Jami Procopio, fingernails are a canvas.

Procopio, of Nail Bang, works out of her Solvay home but will soon open her own salon in the 1400 block of West Genesee Street.

Procopio’s nail art can take two to three hours to create. She has a degree in cosmetology, but taught herself how to sculpt the acrylic nails after a trip to California, where she met a celebrity nail artist whose “nails were off the hook,” she said.

The nails aren’t for everyone.

The decorated nails are “my only accessory,” said Jane Johnson, of Syracuse, a client of Procopio. “I rarely wear jewelry.”

Courtesy of Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang.

Courtesy of Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang.

Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang, paints the nails of Jane Johnson of Syracuse. (Photo: Gloria Wright)

Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang, paints the nails of Jane Johnson of Syracuse. (Photo: Gloria Wright)

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Courtesy of Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang.

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Courtesy of Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang.

 

Courtesy of Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang.

Courtesy of Jami Procopio, owner of Nail Bang.

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