Nails Magazine

MAY 2017

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112 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MAY 2017 ORIGINAL MODIFIED FOR SALON ONCE UPON A DREAM Ryoko Garcia, Navarre, Fla. | @nailsbyryoko Ryoko Garcia was the winner of the first-ever NAILS Next Top Nail Artist in 2013. Her final challenge, "Once upon a Dream" fantasy nails stole the show. "I wanted to go dramatic so I made a mostly 3-D design and used a lot of colors," she recalls. For clients they have to be wearable, so Garcia went with a flat design. She applied gel-polish for the base and the French design. Then she hand-painted characters using black acrylic paint. The nails are finished with a matte top coat; Garcia made sure to use different colors to make them pop. ORIGINAL MODIFIED FOR SALON PURE DIVA Celina Ryden | @celinaryden Celina Ryden's tribute to Lady Gaga in last year's NTNA challenge titled "Pure Diva" garnered her first place that week. She decided to keep the individual look but made it more wearable by trimming both length and 3-D aspects. Her famous "bubble nail" (right middle finger) turned into a more demure but stunning creation using small glass balls and a few rounded pearl studs. The bold stroke of lightning (left middle finger) came down a dimensional notch, too. On the latex-looking thumb, studs were topped with two coats of white gel. A R t A l l T h i n g s

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