Nail Art

Dedicated to the infinite joys of nail art and design: handpaint, airbrush, colored acrylics and gels.

 

The Acrylic Kitchen

Here is a sampling of some techs’ favorite homemade acrylic “recipes.”

 

KALA BASTION

Sophisticuts Salon & Day Spa

Princeton, Ill.

"Willow"

 

2 parts sour apple green

1 part blueberry twist blue

1 part lemon drop yellow

1 sprinkle of gold glitter

 

NIDIA CASAS

Salon Third Day

El Paso, Texas

"Red Velvet"

 

3 parts black glitter

2 parts red glitter

1 part silver glitter

12 parts clear powder

 

LAURA CAMPOS

Laura’s Pro Nails

Gainesville, Fla.

"Caribbean Sea"

 

2 dashes neon blue

1 1/2 pinch neon green

2 smidgens white glitter

 

KATHLEEN M. RINGWOOD-WOOD

My Nails Rock

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

"Granite"

 

1 part black

6 parts white

2 parts sparkles

 

SHANNON CHOMANCZUK

A Polished Image

New Windsor, N.Y.

"Blue Nights"

9 parts clear powder

1 part sky blue glitter

1 part lava glitter

1 part rock star glitter

 

LOIS KUNTZ

Trendsetters

Lemoore, Calif.

"Purple Passion"

 

2 smidgens purple glitter

1 smidgen neon magenta

1 smidgen round and crystal confetti

6 smidgens clear polymer

Campos and Kuntz use these special measuring spoons — sized smidgen, pinch, and dash — to mix their acrylic recipes. It makes it easier for them to keep track of custom blends when clients have favorites.

 

Shannon Chomanczuk displays all of her custom blends on a tip holder like this, with a record of the recipes nearby so clients can get any color they desire.

Keywords:   acrylics     colored acrylics     nail art  

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