1. Paint the nail with black gel-polish. Cure. Apply a second coat. Cure.


2. Lightly sponge a light gray gel-polish shade to create texture. Cure.


3. Use a thin brush and an opaque white gel-polish to create your design. Cure. Finish the look with matte top coat and cure.

Nails by Katelyn Armstrong, Beverly Hills, Calif. @designs.by.kate

Want to see your nail art how-to here? Email sigourney.nunez@bobit.com

You can also mail your tips (one for each step) and written instructions to Sigourney Nuñez, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. When mailing us tips for Nail Art Studio, please mail them in a padded envelope or box to keep the nail tips fully intact in transit.