Nail Artist and Vegan Salad Guru (aka Culver City Salads), Christina Culver, grew up with a passion to create beautiful things: from her beginnings as a fashion designer with her signature line, CHRISTINA DARLING, to becoming one of the top nail artist in Western Canada. Christina travels to New York City for NYFW and has worked behind the scenes designing the nail looks for the top runway shows such as CALVIN KLEIN, PORTS 1961 and THE GAP. Christina also painted nails backstage for BETSEY JOHNSON, VPL, YIGAL AZROUEL and ERIN FETHERSTON, working with BUTTER LONDON, ESSIE and MAC polishes.
Magazines such as INTERVIEW, INSTYLE, FLARE, ZINK, WEDLUXE, and MAGPIE DARLING have featured Christina’s work in their editorials, and she is a regular contributor to publications as a featured ‘Guest Expert’ on nail trends. She has done manicures for advertising campaigns for ARITZIA, KENSIE, ANNA KOSTUROVA, SOUTHGATE CENTRE and BANK OF AMERICA. Companies such as QUIKSILVER, BILLABONG, BETH RICHARDS and THE KNOW?SHOW have also commissioned her nail art for their live events.
Christina has also groomed the nails of celebrities such as actress FREIDA PINTO, BRITT ROBERTSON, ALEXIA FAST, KRISTEN LEHMAN, singer DANDI WIND and in 2010 Christina was honoured to work with Olympic Gold Medal Winner, TORAH BRIGHT, where she designed and painted little gold medals on each of Torah’s nails, and subsequently you can see Christina’s work in all of Torah’s Olympic media coverage, clutching her gold medal…one of those shots even made it onto the Australian National stamp that year, along with Christina’s nail art!