According to a nail is: ‘a thin, horny plate, consisting of modified epidermis, growing on the upper side of the end of a finger or toe.’

Ukrainian women have a special love for these ‘horny plates’ and you will find all kind of nails, manicures and forms of nail art in the streets of Kiev. Even the conductor of the bus takes care of her nails.

This is Yulia. She’s the ticket conductor on a local minibus and as you can see – she takes pride in her appearance.

These nails were shot at the nail art exhibition in Kiev last month. They might be the longest nails in Ukraine!

Checkout our gallery of nail art: