How to Easily Create Chrome Nail Art

by Sigourney Nuñez | November 2, 2016
Photo via Instagram @profiles_nails

Photo via Instagram @profiles_nails

By now, most clients have seen, heard of, or ever maybe worn chrome nails. How do we keep the pigment powder service exciting moving forward? Get creative with designs.

Florida-based professional nail company Profiles Nails recently launched Ghost Patterns, a line of holographic stencils designed to make chrome nail art easy. Follow the steps to find out how to use the new product.

1. Apply gel-polish of choice and cure according to manufacturer’s instructions. Apply no-white gel-polish top coat and cure for 30 seconds.

2. Pick your Ghost Pattern of preference and cut it to fit the nail. Peel off the backing and place on the nail. Be sure you don’t touch the surface of the nail with your fingers because the oil from the skin will compromise the surface and the chrome will not adhere properly. Use an orangewood stick or a silicone brush to press the stencil close near the cuticle, sidewalls, and free edge.

3. Rub the chrome powder of choice to the entire nail.

4. Slowly peel off the pattern and apply it to a form paper so you can reuse it.

5. Seal the entire nail with top coat and cure.

Watch a live video demo featuring the Ghost Patterns by brand co-founder Ami McClure below. 

For more from Profiles Nails, visit the brand’s Instagram (@profiles_nails) here.

You Might Also Like:

Nail Stamping with Pigment Powders 

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters


In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

KUPA Introduces MANIPro Passport Plus

Industry News

KUPA Introduces MANIPro Passport Plus

by Staff

KUPA’s long awaited keynote today revealed the MANIPro Passport Plus, the latest e-file from the brand. The machine was inspired by high-end luxury items such as designer perfume and a Montblanc pen. The new machine is digital, as opposed to analog.

Professional Manicure Tool Kit


Professional Manicure Tool Kit


LeChat's Professional Manicure Tool Kit creates a convenient package in an easy carrying case and is perfect for students starting out. The kit includes a cuticle pusher, C-curve pincher, acrylic nipper, color gel spatula, cuticle nipper, and nail form scissors.

Load More