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Excel with Gels

Who says you can’t create a beautiful array of nail art with gels? Certainly not these seven techs, who show you the step-by-steps for some designs your clients will love.


Who says you can’t create a beautiful array of nail art with gels? Certainly not these seven techs, who show you the step-by-steps for some designs your clients will love.

Flower Power
Bonnie Rios, Fingertips by Bonnie at Julie Johnson Salon, Riverside, Calif.


1. Create a custom mauve by mixing CND Brisa Bolds Gel in purple-red with a touch of white builder gel (or create any custom Brisa Bolds color). Apply two to three layers, curing for two minutes between each layer.


2. Using a short gel striper brush, double dip it into white and purple and draw the strings into the shape of a four-petal flower. Set the flower for 10 seconds.


3. Place dots of pink gel onto the nail, then load a striper brush with gold shimmer and drag it through the pink to create a star.


4. Using 32-gage wire and small craft store pliers, shape the wire into the outline of a flower. Place the outline onto a form, then mix orange and clear builder gel together and fill in the outline. Cure. Peel off the flower, and add a thin layer of white to the back. Cure for two minutes. Attach the finished flower to the nail with a dot of gel. Cure. To create the leaves, double dip a brush in yellow and green and apply. Apply a yellow and orange mix for the flower centers. Add gold glitter gel for accents. (Set each step for 10 seconds.) Seal the whole design with UV finishing gel. Cure for two minutes. Remove the sticky layer with CND ScrubFresh and a lint-free pad. Finish with CND Solar Oil.



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