Michelle Saunders is a manicurist known for her creative instincts, precise attention to detail and love of color.
After a decade living and working in San Francisco, Michelle relocated to Los Angeles. There her career transformed from salon-based to an agency-represented manicurist, working with entertainment and fashion industry clients. She is now sought after by a-list celebrities such as Taylor Schilling, Taraji P Henson and Gigi Hadid, as well as for editorial work in high-end publications such as W Magazine, Elle and Vogue. She shoots regularly with photography greats Inez & Vinoodh, Mert & Marcus and Peter Lindbergh. InStyle, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar, among many others, rely on Michelle’s expertise to provide manicure and nail care advice to readers.
Michelle is also known for her versatility, as displayed by her roles as key manicurist for Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, DVF and Carolina Herrera’s NYFW presentations.
A bicoastal artist based in LA, Michelle continues to explore and experiment to continuously create the visually rich, fashion-forward looks, whether it’s a classic nude nail or an intricate design.