Monday, April 8, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
Nails Across America Project, Breanne Trammell
In Toronto, the nail art trend has taken off... and specialty salons have opened for customers anxious to sport an art gallery on their mitts. At Pinky's Salon artist Justin Cappelleti turns humble finger nails into acts of individual expression. It's a trend that is becoming hard to ignore.
U.S. artist Breanne Trammell hits the road this May for a summer tour across the United States with a mobile manicure salon. Her experiential art project is called Nails Across America . Breanne Trammel joined us from Sharon, Connecticut.
Nailgasm Director, Brass Montgomery
Nailgasm is a documentary about fingernail art. It explores how this sub-culture has gone mainstream. Brass Montgomery is the director of Nailgasm and she was in Los Angeles.
Nails Magazine, Sree Roy
Bloggers like Tammy Rex, the Canadian Nail Fanatic have helped make nail art such a big business. According to Nails Magazine $7.47-billion was spent in U.S. nail salons in 2012 and drug store nail product sales are up 59 per cent.
Sree Roy is the managing editor at Nails Magazine and she was in Los Angeles
This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins and Lara O'Brien.
Last Word - Margaret Thatcher Speech
Earlier, we talked about the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died this morning at 87. Before she was even prime minister, Thatcher was dubbed "the Iron Lady" by the Soviet press for her tough line on the Soviet Union. The nickname was not meant as a compliment. But Thatcher turned it into one in a 1976 political speech we heard about earlier. Today's last word goes to Margaret Thatcher, giving that speech.
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