West Hollywood's Naja Rickette was the nail genius behind Katy Perry’s current Pop Chips campaign, where she created a variety of different nail styles for the superstar.
“I love working with Katy as she is always very hands-on with her look,” confided Naja. Because there was limited time for the shoot, the producers originally asked Naja to do a light pink or blue on Katy’s nails for all the shots, and then planned to digitally create her nails later.
“When Katy arrived I told her the plan, and she said ‘no way!’ Katy is very involved in her look and every step of her career, and there was no way she was going for that,” said Naja. “She gave me specific direction for the various looks she would be embodying during the shoot, and I produced them right there on set using Kiss nails press on tips, which are super easy to work with.”
Naja explained she complemented the sultry look for the singer with LCB Lulu color. For the launch of Katy’s signature flavor, Katy Kettle Korn, Naja started with a black nail with hot purple french tip which matched the colors on Katy’s custom-designed Pop Chip bag.