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MAY 2017

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50 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MAY 2017 Want to see your nail art how-to here? Mail your tips (one for each step) and instructions to Nail Art Studio, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. For more nail art step-by-steps, visit, then click on Nail Art. When mailing us tips for Nail Art Studio, please mail them in a padded envelope or box to keep the nail tips fully intact in transit. nail art studio STYLE } Arrows and Crystals 1. Apply Presto Clear Gel and cure. Apply one coat of Presto #4 and cure. 2. Paint thick V shapes going down the nail in alternating colors with grey (Presto # 104), white (Presto #4) and black (Presto SCL-12). Do not cure. 3. Use a clean liner brush to drag lightly down the center of the nail. Wipe the brush clean and repeat the dragging pattern on both sides of the first line, alternating direction and cleaning the brush in- between strokes. Cure. Apply and cure Presto Clear Gel. Cleanse inhibition layer. 4. Apply brush-on resin to the base of the nail. Place various AB Swarovski crystals and silver studs in the shape of a triangle. Apply Presto Top Gel to nail, avoiding the area covered by crystals. Cure. Ashley Hoffman, Coral Springs, Fla. @nailsbyacu Hit the Town 1. Apply two coats of OPI Black Onyx and cure. Apply Gel II No Cleanse Top Coat and cure. 2. With a makeup sponge, apply Whats Up Nail Paradise chrome powder to the nail. Top with Gel II No Cleanse top coat and cure. 3. Apply striping tape to the nail to create a negative space design and apply another layer of Gel II Top Coat. Do not cure. Sprinkle loose glitter onto the nail and cure for two minutes. Remove tape from the nail and brush off excess glitter. Brittany Guidry, Taylormade Nails, Grandview, Mo. @Taylormadenails_ Flower Power 1. Polish nail with Gelish Give Me a Break Dance. 2. Apply Gelish Black Shadow to the corner of the nail and blend with a small striper brush to create an ombre effect. 3. Use Gelish Arctic Freeze to paint one flower with five petals, and a few other petals in the corner of the nail. 4. With Daler-Rowney watercolors, mix red and yellow to fill in the petals. Use Gelish Black Shadow to add lines to the center of the flower and around the petals for detail. Paint white dots randomly around the nail. Apply top coat. Priscilla Smith, Paix√£o Nail and Beauty Bar, Albuquerque, N.M. @paixaobeautybar PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLY PHAM

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