Susan Mars is a part time student at ARROJO Cosmetology School. After living in New York for several years and working as a personal assistant, Susan decided to turn a hobby - nail art - into a new career.
Susan says, “I picked up nail art as a hobby about a year and a half ago. I never thought about trying to make money as a nail artist until my educator, Pia, suggested that I put myself out there. My first job was assisting the manicurist in a W Magazine photo shoot with photographer Alasdair McClellan. After that, I did nails for a Kurv Magazine shoot with Peter Rosa and Relapse Magazine with photographer Patrick Postle. I’ve been testing with everyone I can. I also recently started doing hair for a few shoots for designers building their look books. My classmates and I have done a few shoots together, which has been a lot of fun.
“I’m now starting to look into salons to assist at when I graduate and I would love to keep building my portfolio while I apprentice. I’m open to almost anything at this point!”