We had the good fortune of connecting with Kuan-Jung Lu and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kuan-Jung, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
After 15 years since my first time knew about nail art, I realized my passion has never stopped. By the time, I met my husband and decided to stay in the US, i thought it should be the time to make my passion into a career. So, “Passion” and “Timing” are the keys.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a nail artist, I think I was the first person who was doing Asian style nail art in Denver in 2015. The differences of Asian style nail art are light, gentle colors, lightly charms or sparkles decoration, more elegant designs; very different vision from American art style. I tried to recommend some clients who against strong color art ( many of them are medical professionals or office workers) to try Asian style art, make the art fit into their lives, not over loud but still get something different with others. I think I was really lucky , I worked in a right place, met clients who loved and braved to try some new things. Also, I keep learning new nail and nails art technology and skills from everywhere ( most from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China Russia and USA). I like to introduce new things to my clients. I would like to let the world know my believes 1. “ Nail art should not take over your style, it should be part of it, and fit into.” 2. “ No matter long nails or short nails, neutral nails or artificial nails, even just a nail polish painted, all takes time to practice, all of them are “ART”

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love Rocky Mountain National Park. I like to see the valley view from watching spot, the view is always so spectacular and open, fill up my spirit, I always feel my energy got full charged after visiting. Another place that always satisfies me, The Bronze Empire, it’s a Chinese hotpot restaurant. Hotpot is very important food culture for Taiwanese ( in race, Taiwanese are Chinese. Taiwanese is nationality)the pot is round shape, means gathering, good food and good friends, we all spend good time together.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
1. My husband Glen, he supports me the most in everything. 2. Thao Nguyen, she suggested to me a right salon I should work when I was very unsure about myself.
3. Salon Joa Denver and the owner Jo. Her trust and kindness helped me became confident in my skills and creations.
4. Leafgel Premium Japan and USA teams. Good products and excellent education programs.

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Image Credits
Leafgel USA ( 2 event pics) Others are from myself.

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