Hi Beautiful People!

Farah Ishtiyaque

Did You Know ?

Your nails are made of Keratin? Yes, the same stuff that makes your hair!! Here at Keratin Matters, we address matters of Keratin aka Nails!


Farah Ishtiyaque is the creative force behind Keratin Matters. She is a NY based, licensed manicurist, specializing in Japanese and Korean gel systems. She is an Après certified Gel  expert, and offers seamless soft-gel extensions aka claws to her clients!!

She has learnt her brush stroke + art skills at Vanity Projects Institute, under the tutelage of JNA master Kanae Yagi. She loves a good challenge of creating intricate art on nail surfaces (shorties and longies, all are welcome here!).

Its her passion for nail-art that inspired her to conceive Keratin Matters. She wants to connect with nail artists all over the world, share their origin and success stories and in turn get inspired to create more art!

Thank you for joining us here on our nailventure!!


High End Dry Manicure

1) Erica’s ATA Dry Manicure Certification

Soft Gel Extensions

1) Après Gel-X Certification

2) Erica’s ATA and HDH E-file Soft Gel Tip Extensions

Structured Gel Manicure/Overlay

1) HDH Structured Gel Mani/overlay

Hand-painted Nail Art

1) Vanity Projects Institute Beginner Level Diploma Certificate

2) Vanity Projects Institute Advanced Level Diploma Certificate



  • To book an appointment with Farah please DM @keratinmatters or text +19143620036.



Hand-Painted Nail Art