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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.


Fade Into You

Leticia Kennar, Nail Skincare & Tanning, Burien, Wash.


1. Place LCN’s Pearl Shine Color Line in a small mixing dish (you will be adding color to the Pearl Shine for each step, so make sure you have enough for all the nails). Add a small amount of LCN’s Midnight Rendezvous Color Line and mix thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of this mixture in a strip on the nail. Do not cure.


2. Add a small amount more of Midnight Rendezvous to the mix from Step 1. Mix. (It will be slightly darker than the first color.) Apply a thin layer of this mixture in a strip on the nail, slightly blending it with the first strip. Do not cure.


3. Add a small amount more of Midnight Rendezvous to the mix from Step 2. Mix. (It will be slightly darker than the second color.) Apply a thin layer of this mixture in a strip on the nail, slightly blending it with the second strip. Do not cure.


4. Add a small amount more of Midnight Rendezvous to the mix from Step 3. Mix. (It will be slightly darker than the third color.) Apply a thin layer of this mixture in a strip on the nail, slightly blending it with the third strip. Cure for two minutes. Apply LCN’s One Component to the entire nail. Cure for two minutes. Wipe clean with LCN’s Cleaner. Buff the nail to ensure there’s no shine. Using nail art paint and a thin brush, add two silver strips starting from the corner. Let dry.


5. Apply LCN’s Ultra Shine. Cure for two minutes. Wipe with LCN’s Cleaner. Using a soft file, gently file the nail’s sides and free edge. Apply LCN Macadamia Nut Oil and massage.




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