Caitlin Iley

NAIL TECH TALK: Pamela Lipska of Nail Addiction Trd

By Callie Iley | 13 March 2021 | Feature, Tech Talk

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Scratch chats to Pamela Lipska of Nail Addiction Trd about the Norwegian nail industry and her love for detailed nail art.

The thing that got me hooked about nails in the beginning was the idea of creating my own company. I wanted to make things that were a little bit different from what others salons was offering. I wanted to offer more hand painted nail art, as well as more bold and edgy designs. The other thing about nails that has me hooked is the customers. Seeing how happy someone can be after getting their nails done warms my heart and gives me that awesome feeling of accomplishment!


I think first nail artist I discovered and fell in love with was Pria B of BhamBNails. I’m in awe of her style and precision. Another big discovery for me was Uma Bárbara. She’s so talented and one of my biggest industry inspirations. Katie Ru is the nail artist that inspires me to create more colourful designs. Last but not least, Korean artist Reu Nail and her original style inspires me so much.

When it comes to creating nail art, the more details there are, the better! One type of nail design I got really into was anime nails. They’re so fun to do and very satisfying, but unfortunately they’re almost impossible to do in a regular salon time session. I love doing colourful mixed and matched nail art, rock and roll flame nails, and boujee designer prints. Anytime I can show off my skills with a tiny brush, I’m happy!

Apart from other nail artists, I often reach for inspiration from illustrators and graphic designers, as well as fashion designers.

The thing that excites me about the Norwegian nail scene is that it’s still very young and has only just started to gain popularity, so it feels very spacious, but at the same time is changing dynamically.

From the very beginning, my career was pretty eventful. I officially started my nail business in 2019. I got my nail diploma in summer 2018 as a way to escape the restaurant industry. Little did I know, it would come to change my life drastically. When I finally felt ready to search for a job as a nail technician, unfortunately none of the salons I visited felt like the right place for me. I took a risk, rented a table in a hairdressers salon and started Nail Addiction in May 2019. Thanks to social media and lots of work, I became quite successful and almost a year later, when I just felt ready to quit my back up work, the pandemic started. Luckily, after a few months of struggle, I finally started to feel the wind in the sails again.

If I could change one thing about the Norwegian nail industry, it would be to have more nail brands available here, as we don’t have as much choice.


Follow Pamela’s nail journey on Instagram and Facebook.