//035 Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi, nail technician specialising in Māori nail art

August 31, 2020

Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi (Ngāti Konohi, Te Aitanga a Hauiti) is the only nail technician in the world that specialises in Māori nail art.

She has coined the term Toimaikuku for her unique style that blends new beauty techniques with Indigenous design, offering both a nail salon experience and retail nail wraps. 

Born and raised in Te Tairāwhiti, the māmā of two is a graduate of Toihoukura, and is challenging the norms of Indigenous art practice. 

In this episode we talk about business, beauty and being a boss. 

Māori art is so innovative and our tūpuna always adapted. I think if you’ve got a great Māori art idea, just go with it! Don’t let people stop you from putting yourself out there, cause it could turn into something amazing.

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