Juan Alvear’s sensational nail art is an amalgamation of boundary-pushing experimental creativity and the tradition of a century’s old tradition of craft, a push and pull that sparks interest and curiosity in his creations. There is a surrealist quality to Juan Alvear’s trademark manicures, often adorned with sculptural elements and a variety of textures. He is one of the most versatile nail artists in the industry from his technique in hand painting, piling large crystals, chrome finishes, hand-sculpting gravity-defying nail sculptures.
This is why celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Charli XCX, FKA Twigs, Julia Fox, Paris Hilton, Rina Sawayama, Dove Cameron, Lil Nas X and Caroline Polachek turn to the New York–based artist when they need a custom couture set.
Juan Alvear, in addition to his global roster of adoring “it” girls (and boys), collaborates with a plethora of major brands such as Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, JW Anderson, Savage Fenty, Dion Lee, McDonald’s, Ulta, & Svedka, to name a few and is a staple for international publications such a Vogue, Dazed, Paper, Allure, Interview, Office, Wonderland, W magazine, The Cut, and iD.
In 2022 Juan Released his first capsule collection with Faculty, helming across the creative development from conception to completion. Juan yet again transcended current beauty trends, dipping into a surrealist perspective, offering chrome and jeweled sticker appliqués to his fan base, merging the worlds of the metaphysical, the weird, and the magical.