Born to a British Mother and Ghanaian Father, Ama spent her primary and teenage years living in the south London hub of multicultural Britain — Brixton.
While completing her degree in Media Art and Cultural studies Ama worked at ITV, Sky, and Channel 4. During this time she began to meet creatives within entertainment and fashion the likes of whom became the roots to her industry network. Musicians such as P!nk, Kelis and Rita Ora being amongst the first of her clients laying the foundation to what would later become Ama’s established nail career.
Ama’s career as a session manicurist continues to open the door for her to be able to work with some of today’s strongest, leading women on stage, screen and in the pages of our favourite fashion and style titles. Including Adwoa Aboah, Annie Lennox, Solange Knowles, Tilda Swinton, Cara Delevingne, Dua Lipa, Claire Foy and Adele to name but a few.
Working with renowned fashion industry power houses such as David Sims, Edward Enninful, Camilla Nickerson, Tim Walker, Phoebe Philo, Nick Knight, Alastair McKimm, Harley Weir, Juergen Teller, Emmanuelle Alt and Grace Coddington has allowed Ama to perfect her craft while working for publications including American, British and French Vogue, i-D, Wallpaper, Dazed & Confused, The Gentlewoman, W Magazine and L’Officiel Paris has cemented her status as a leading nail authority within the fashion and beauty industry.
Her nails have featured in recent campaigns for CELINE, Saint Laurant, Palace, Sotherby’s, Nike, Dior Homme, MAC, Zara, Paul Smith, Joseph and ACNE.
Twenty plus years after meeting at secondary school, Ama and Latoyah decided to bring Ama’s fashion expertise and credentials to a nail bar experience. The location was simple, it had to be the melting pot in which they were raised; Brixton.
Eponymously named after its founder, AMA nail bar’s ethos is to amplify and accentuate the natural nail in all of its magnificent glory and adaptability. While offering premium traditional manicure and pedicure treatments AMA also has a ‘free from’ menu featuring polish and gel brands that are up to 90% natural, 10-free, vegan and cruelty free. With attention to detail paramount, every aspect of the salon has been considered. From the artwork to the day to day playlists, everything has been thoughtfully curated to shape a culturally rich environment. A space to inspire the team to consistently create a bespoke ambiance for those who appreciate eclectic simplicity and creative spaces, ensuring every client’s visit reflects this tailored experience.