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Cardi B's Manicurist, AKA 'Queen of Bling,' Recalls Fleeing War and Dodging Bombs as a Child

Cardi B is outspoken about her life story and how she went from rags to riches only relying on her hard work, and as it turns out, the woman who does her nails is not much different. Jenny Bui, better known by her clientele as the "Queen of Bling," is now the owner of two successful New York City nail salons and is beloved by both her loyal customers of 20 years and famous celebrities alike. These days, she’s most famous for designing outrageous, jewel-encrusted manicures on Cardi B’s nails. “Cardi B, she been [coming] to me for six years,” Bui told...

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NAILS Cardi B’s Nail Artist Did My Manicure for the Met Gala—And It Totally Upstaged My Dress

Cardi B’s Nail Artist Did My Manicure for the Met Gala—And It Totally Upstaged My Dress Across the street from Bryan Park, a stone’s throw from the furthermost tip of Manhattan, where neighborhood preachers squawk about being saved, and hustlers make money playing three-card monte, a second-floor Bronx nail salon is swarming with women. The fumes of acrylic polish waft through an entryway that’s marked with a $100-bill welcome mat. Just inside, salon owner Jenny Bui is calling for someone to turn down the reggaeton music that blasts from nearby speakers in the service of asking me the only question...

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Not Just Cardi B’s Nail Artist: Jenny Bui Explains How Surviving Khmer Rouge Gave Her Fearless Determination As An Entrepreneur

Today, Jenny Bui is best known as the mastermind behind Cardi B’s now iconic fingernails. Leagues more intricate than even your average high-end manicure, Cardi’s famously long nails, complete with eye-popping colors and complex patterns done in Swarovski crystals, are as much a signature look as Ariana Grande’s ponytail or Taylor Swift’s red lipstick. One glance at Bui’s Instagram profile, which includes endless snapshots of her nail creations, and it’s easy to see why she is considered an artist in her own right, and deserving of her nickname, “The Queen of Bling.” Cardi B with her longtime nail artist, Jenny Bui...

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