Nail Art

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


Washes of Color

Often times clients want nail art to match an outfit, but are not necessarily sure of what they want. Using complimentary or matching polish colors is an easy way to solve this problem. Here we show you three ways to get creative with color and form, regardless of your skill level.


  1. Apply a frosted brown polish to the entire nail and allow it to dry.
  2. Apply burgundy polish at the tip and allow it to dry. Using white polish and a striper brush, paint white tendrils.
  3. Trim tendrils with silver glitter.
  4. Finish with white dots and top coat.


  1. Apply clear base coat. Use orange polish to cover the lower right comer of the nail. Apply a lighter shade of orange in a swath across the top.
  2. Apply a rectangle of burgundy polish in the lower left corner of the tip Use a striping brush and purple polish to create tendrils.
  3. Paint golden tendrils.
  4. Paint white tendrils over the burgundy polish and stripe glitter polish on the design. Finish with top coat.


  1. Paint on nail using different shades of pink, orange, gold, and burgundy.
  2. Paint bronze and black tendrils throughout the design.
  3. Paint yellow tendrils
  4. Apply gold glitter polish and a rhinestone. Finish with top coat.

Green With Envy

A little extra workmanship from you makes a big difference on your clients’ nails. This crafty design was handpainted by Jean Titus of Finger Paints in Suffern, N.Y. A full set takes 20 minutes to complete and costs $15.

Hello, Spring

We’ll be wearing colourful clothes and prettier, flowing fabrics now that spring has returned. Nail colours become equally breezy. This handpainted design was created by Yolanda Hernandez, owner of Hair Today, Nails Tomorrow in Fresno, Calif. The design takes three minutes to complete and costs $5.

Just Peachy

Great for a spring wedding, this French design is sweet and feminine. Handpainted by Dawn Merie Scheper of San lose, Calif., the design takes two minutes to create and costs $3.

Lady Luck

Give clients a little added luck with this shamrock design. Who knows? Maybe if they win the Lotto they’ll split their winnings with you. Handpainted by Debbie Ward of Artisan Salon in Livermore, Calif., the design takes 10 minutes for a full set and costs $10.

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