While experimenting on a set of gel enhancements, nail tech Seantrese Eddy of Guru Nail Bar in Jacksonville, Fla., produced a textured nail that reminded her of a spiraling unicorn horn. The technique, Eddy says, should only be executed by nail techs who are experts at using an e-file. “If you’ve never used a drill, I don’t suggest you try this method,” she says.
Follow the steps below for a look reminiscent of the mythical creature.
1. Prep the nail and create a stiletto-shaped enhancement using your preferred medium. (Eddy used gel.)
2. Use a carbide bit to carefully file diagonal ridges to create the spiraling horn effect. Brush away any debris.
3. Continue to file the ridges carefully throughout the entire nail. Soak a cotton pad in alcohol and wipe away any dust.
4. Seal the look with your favorite top coat and style as desired.
For more work by Eddy, visit her Instagram @shesguru.