At First Zion Hill Baptist Church, everybody is somebody. First Lady Tammy Dunmore is somebody who rocks long nails and fascinators, rather than the short nails and big hats typically associated with pastors’ wives.
Every week, Tammy visits long nail technician Maria Ortiz, who provides stunning, intricate work and a place for all Long Nail Goddesses to gather. Together, they’re creating a community based on love and claws.
Forget the acrylic sets you’ve seen at your local salon—at around 12 inches , these all-natural talons are a sight to behold.An affinity for crazy-long nails brought these New Jersey women together.
So what makes these ladies go to such literal great lengths? For most of them, it’s simply a labor of self-love.The sisterhood, at Maria Ortiz’s nail salon in Newark, New Jersey meet regularly to share stories about the pleasures, trials of the long nail lifestyle.