Yukie Miyakawa was born and raised in Japan. She grew up listening to British and American music, and daydreamed about traveling to NYC through magazines and MTV. In her free time, she also plays the drums with local musicians in Japan.
Yukie started learning how to do nails in NYC in 2012 and began working at a Japanese nail salon soon after.
She assisted Gina Edwards, Honey, Madeline Poole, Deborah Lippmann, Keri Blair, Ran Kowatari, Marisa Carmichael, Alicia Torello, Miss Pop, Casey Herman, Holly Falcone, Kathrine St.Paul Hill, Mar Y Soul, Ahbi Nishman, Geraldine Holford, as well as for 15 shows at NYFW 15.
Yukie’s talents have been featured in Vogue Mexico, Elle Vietnam, Instyle, L'Officiel, Nylon Singapore, WWD/FN.
The Advertising campaigns she worked for were Swarovski, Isabel Toledo, DKNY, Alexander Wang, SAKS, Cra-z-art, St Ives, HBA, and Victor Luna.
Yukie is a connoisseur of O.P.I, Deborah Lippmann, Essie, Tom Ford, formula X, smith&cult, Dior, Chanel, YSL, and more!
She is happy being part of a new culture. Yukie is also fluent in Japanese.