<p>Glistening gold-accented nails offer high-shine glamour with strength.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Ginny Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso and #4 Meno Mosso, Presto Glitter D-3, Presto Top Gel, OPI Gel Matte Topcoat, mkbeautyclub.com spikes, naillabostore.com round and square studs</p>

Glistening gold-accented nails offer high-shine glamour with strength.

Nails: Ginny Geer; Products: Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso and #4 Meno Mosso, Presto Glitter D-3, Presto Top Gel, OPI Gel Matte Topcoat, mkbeautyclub.com spikes, naillabostore.com round and square studs

<p>1. After applying base coat to each finger, apply one coat of gold glitter to the pinky and middle finger. Place a wide stripe of black to the ring finger and white to the index. Polish half the thumb nail white, and the other half black.</p>

1. After applying base coat to each finger, apply one coat of gold glitter to the pinky and middle finger. Place a wide stripe of black to the ring finger and white to the index. Polish half the thumb nail white, and the other half black.

<p>2. Add a triangle of black to the glitter nails. Slick on a layer of top coat and place three square flatback studs to the open space on the ring and index finger.</p>

2. Add a triangle of black to the glitter nails. Slick on a layer of top coat and place three square flatback studs to the open space on the ring and index finger.

<p>3. Apply top coat to the pinky and middle fingers. Place small metal gold dots along the outside of the black triangle. Once dry, paint on a tiny leopard print in matte top coat over just the black area. Apply top coat to the index and ring fingers, and place one gold spike in the center of the black or white space. Apply top coat over the thumb and place three square flatback studs on the diamond, along the area where the black and white meet.</p>

3. Apply top coat to the pinky and middle fingers. Place small metal gold dots along the outside of the black triangle. Once dry, paint on a tiny leopard print in matte top coat over just the black area. Apply top coat to the index and ring fingers, and place one gold spike in the center of the black or white space. Apply top coat over the thumb and place three square flatback studs on the diamond, along the area where the black and white meet.

<p>Spikes are powerful accents for clients to wear if they dare.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Ginny Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com and Hollywood Body Jewelry spikes</p>

Spikes are powerful accents for clients to wear if they dare.

Nails: Ginny Geer; Products: Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com and Hollywood Body Jewelry spikes

<p>1. Polish each finger with an opaque black shade.</p>

1. Polish each finger with an opaque black shade.

<p>2. Lay out your spikes on a flat surface &ndash; Hey, Nice Nails used four or five different sizes for this manicure. Apply top coat over one finger and place a few spikes on the nail. Repeat on each nail.</p>

2. Lay out your spikes on a flat surface – Hey, Nice Nails used four or five different sizes for this manicure. Apply top coat over one finger and place a few spikes on the nail. Repeat on each nail.

<p>3. Apply another layer of top coat and fill in gaps with more spikes.</p>

3. Apply another layer of top coat and fill in gaps with more spikes.

<p>4. If necessary, apply one final layer of top coat to each finger. Tip: Hold the client's hand upside down to encourage the gel to self-level and encapsulate the bottom of each spike.</p>

4. If necessary, apply one final layer of top coat to each finger. Tip: Hold the client's hand upside down to encourage the gel to self-level and encapsulate the bottom of each spike.

<p>Play off jewelry designs for nails that sing without being too matchy-matchy.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Donne Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Clear Gel, Gelish Jet Set Gel Polish, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com Skull Embellishment, naillabostore.com Flat Pyramid Studs (2 mm.-3 mm.), mkbeautyclub.com rhinestones, Silver Gouache for wings</p>

Play off jewelry designs for nails that sing without being too matchy-matchy.

Nails: Donne Geer; Products: Presto Clear Gel, Gelish Jet Set Gel Polish, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com Skull Embellishment, naillabostore.com Flat Pyramid Studs (2 mm.-3 mm.), mkbeautyclub.com rhinestones, Silver Gouache for wings

<p>1. Polish two fingers black, one finger a dark grey and one finger with silver glitter.</p>

1. Polish two fingers black, one finger a dark grey and one finger with silver glitter.

<p>2. Use a fine tipped brush dipped in silver polish to paint abstract wings on the index finger. Topcoat the gray fingernail and apply a checkerboard of small square and circular flatback studs. Apply two smaller square studs and one larger sized stud to the pinky nail.</p>

2. Use a fine tipped brush dipped in silver polish to paint abstract wings on the index finger. Topcoat the gray fingernail and apply a checkerboard of small square and circular flatback studs. Apply two smaller square studs and one larger sized stud to the pinky nail.

<p>3. Apply one coat of topcoat to the silver glitter fingernail and attach the large skull embellishment. Once dry, apply more top coat around the sides and inside the eyes to affix it in place.</p>

3. Apply one coat of topcoat to the silver glitter fingernail and attach the large skull embellishment. Once dry, apply more top coat around the sides and inside the eyes to affix it in place.

<p>Intricate hardware in shapes like pyramids and seeds creates a rocking combination.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Donne Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #80 Nobile and #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com round, square, and seed-shaped studs, Dollarnailart.com bar studs, craft store pyramid studs</p>
<p>Tip: Arrange all your studs on a flat surface before applying them to the nail for faster and easier application.</p>

Intricate hardware in shapes like pyramids and seeds creates a rocking combination.

Nails: Donne Geer; Products: Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #80 Nobile and #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com round, square, and seed-shaped studs, Dollarnailart.com bar studs, craft store pyramid studs

Tip: Arrange all your studs on a flat surface before applying them to the nail for faster and easier application.

<p>Accent sharp chevrons with metal to emphasize the dagger-like points where the &ldquo;V&rdquo;s peak.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Ginny Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> OPI Color Gel in My Vampire is Buff, Presto Art Gel in A02 Black, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com NLS Metal Dots Gold #2</p>

Accent sharp chevrons with metal to emphasize the dagger-like points where the “V”s peak.

Nails: Ginny Geer; Products: OPI Color Gel in My Vampire is Buff, Presto Art Gel in A02 Black, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com NLS Metal Dots Gold #2

<p>1. Polish each finger with an off white/tan shade of polish. The more contrast the better!</p>

1. Polish each finger with an off white/tan shade of polish. The more contrast the better!

<p>2. Use a fine-tipped paintbrush and black to create a triangle at the base of each fingernail. Repeat the same triangle shape at the tip of each nail.</p>

2. Use a fine-tipped paintbrush and black to create a triangle at the base of each fingernail. Repeat the same triangle shape at the tip of each nail.

<p>3. Place a stripe of black in between the previous two triangle points.</p>

3. Place a stripe of black in between the previous two triangle points.

<p>4. Apply top coat and place one gold metal dot at the apex of each triangle.</p>

4. Apply top coat and place one gold metal dot at the apex of each triangle.

<p>Untangle a web of fishnet-inspired designs, making the holes irregular or smooth depending on whether you like the netting torn or intact.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:&nbsp;</strong> Donne Geer<strong>; Products:</strong> Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, Presto Glitter D-3 Gold, chain from the craft store, naillabostore.com NLS metal dots, mkbeautyclub.com Swarovski Black Diamond pointed back crystals, Michaels and mkbeautyclub.com Flatback Black Diamond Rhinestones</p>

Untangle a web of fishnet-inspired designs, making the holes irregular or smooth depending on whether you like the netting torn or intact.

Nails:  Donne Geer; Products: Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, Presto Glitter D-3 Gold, chain from the craft store, naillabostore.com NLS metal dots, mkbeautyclub.com Swarovski Black Diamond pointed back crystals, Michaels and mkbeautyclub.com Flatback Black Diamond Rhinestones

<p>1. Polish the middle and ring fingers black, while the pinky nails and thumbs get polished with gold glitter. Leave the index finger naked.</p>

1. Polish the middle and ring fingers black, while the pinky nails and thumbs get polished with gold glitter. Leave the index finger naked.

<p>2. Use a striping brush with long bristles and black polish to create the fishnet appearance.</p>

2. Use a striping brush with long bristles and black polish to create the fishnet appearance.

<p>3. Apply top coat to each nail, and apply the embellishments to each. Place small metal dots to the intersections on the fishnet nail. Place a small piece of chain link on the middle finger. Pull back and forth on the chain links to encapsulate it in the topcoat. Mix together multiple sizes of black rhinestones and place onto the nail until covered. Add a trio Swarovski crystals to the pinky to create a cluster.</p>

3. Apply top coat to each nail, and apply the embellishments to each. Place small metal dots to the intersections on the fishnet nail. Place a small piece of chain link on the middle finger. Pull back and forth on the chain links to encapsulate it in the topcoat. Mix together multiple sizes of black rhinestones and place onto the nail until covered. Add a trio Swarovski crystals to the pinky to create a cluster.

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<p>Glistening gold-accented nails offer high-shine glamour with strength.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Ginny Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso and #4 Meno Mosso, Presto Glitter D-3, Presto Top Gel, OPI Gel Matte Topcoat, mkbeautyclub.com spikes, naillabostore.com round and square studs</p>
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Glistening gold-accented nails offer high-shine glamour with strength.

Nails: Ginny Geer; Products: Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso and #4 Meno Mosso, Presto Glitter D-3, Presto Top Gel, OPI Gel Matte Topcoat, mkbeautyclub.com spikes, naillabostore.com round and square studs

<p>1. After applying base coat to each finger, apply one coat of gold glitter to the pinky and middle finger. Place a wide stripe of black to the ring finger and white to the index. Polish half the thumb nail white, and the other half black.</p>
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1. After applying base coat to each finger, apply one coat of gold glitter to the pinky and middle finger. Place a wide stripe of black to the ring finger and white to the index. Polish half the thumb nail white, and the other half black.

<p>2. Add a triangle of black to the glitter nails. Slick on a layer of top coat and place three square flatback studs to the open space on the ring and index finger.</p>
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2. Add a triangle of black to the glitter nails. Slick on a layer of top coat and place three square flatback studs to the open space on the ring and index finger.

<p>3. Apply top coat to the pinky and middle fingers. Place small metal gold dots along the outside of the black triangle. Once dry, paint on a tiny leopard print in matte top coat over just the black area. Apply top coat to the index and ring fingers, and place one gold spike in the center of the black or white space. Apply top coat over the thumb and place three square flatback studs on the diamond, along the area where the black and white meet.</p>
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3. Apply top coat to the pinky and middle fingers. Place small metal gold dots along the outside of the black triangle. Once dry, paint on a tiny leopard print in matte top coat over just the black area. Apply top coat to the index and ring fingers, and place one gold spike in the center of the black or white space. Apply top coat over the thumb and place three square flatback studs on the diamond, along the area where the black and white meet.

<p>Spikes are powerful accents for clients to wear if they dare.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Ginny Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com and Hollywood Body Jewelry spikes</p>
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Spikes are powerful accents for clients to wear if they dare.

Nails: Ginny Geer; Products: Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com and Hollywood Body Jewelry spikes

<p>1. Polish each finger with an opaque black shade.</p>
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1. Polish each finger with an opaque black shade.

<p>2. Lay out your spikes on a flat surface &ndash; Hey, Nice Nails used four or five different sizes for this manicure. Apply top coat over one finger and place a few spikes on the nail. Repeat on each nail.</p>
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2. Lay out your spikes on a flat surface – Hey, Nice Nails used four or five different sizes for this manicure. Apply top coat over one finger and place a few spikes on the nail. Repeat on each nail.

<p>3. Apply another layer of top coat and fill in gaps with more spikes.</p>
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3. Apply another layer of top coat and fill in gaps with more spikes.

<p>4. If necessary, apply one final layer of top coat to each finger. Tip: Hold the client's hand upside down to encourage the gel to self-level and encapsulate the bottom of each spike.</p>
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4. If necessary, apply one final layer of top coat to each finger. Tip: Hold the client's hand upside down to encourage the gel to self-level and encapsulate the bottom of each spike.

<p>Play off jewelry designs for nails that sing without being too matchy-matchy.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Donne Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Clear Gel, Gelish Jet Set Gel Polish, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com Skull Embellishment, naillabostore.com Flat Pyramid Studs (2 mm.-3 mm.), mkbeautyclub.com rhinestones, Silver Gouache for wings</p>
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Play off jewelry designs for nails that sing without being too matchy-matchy.

Nails: Donne Geer; Products: Presto Clear Gel, Gelish Jet Set Gel Polish, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, mkbeautyclub.com Skull Embellishment, naillabostore.com Flat Pyramid Studs (2 mm.-3 mm.), mkbeautyclub.com rhinestones, Silver Gouache for wings

<p>1. Polish two fingers black, one finger a dark grey and one finger with silver glitter.</p>
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1. Polish two fingers black, one finger a dark grey and one finger with silver glitter.

<p>2. Use a fine tipped brush dipped in silver polish to paint abstract wings on the index finger. Topcoat the gray fingernail and apply a checkerboard of small square and circular flatback studs. Apply two smaller square studs and one larger sized stud to the pinky nail.</p>
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2. Use a fine tipped brush dipped in silver polish to paint abstract wings on the index finger. Topcoat the gray fingernail and apply a checkerboard of small square and circular flatback studs. Apply two smaller square studs and one larger sized stud to the pinky nail.

<p>3. Apply one coat of topcoat to the silver glitter fingernail and attach the large skull embellishment. Once dry, apply more top coat around the sides and inside the eyes to affix it in place.</p>
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3. Apply one coat of topcoat to the silver glitter fingernail and attach the large skull embellishment. Once dry, apply more top coat around the sides and inside the eyes to affix it in place.

<p>Intricate hardware in shapes like pyramids and seeds creates a rocking combination.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Donne Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #80 Nobile and #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com round, square, and seed-shaped studs, Dollarnailart.com bar studs, craft store pyramid studs</p>
<p>Tip: Arrange all your studs on a flat surface before applying them to the nail for faster and easier application.</p>
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Intricate hardware in shapes like pyramids and seeds creates a rocking combination.

Nails: Donne Geer; Products: Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #80 Nobile and #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com round, square, and seed-shaped studs, Dollarnailart.com bar studs, craft store pyramid studs

Tip: Arrange all your studs on a flat surface before applying them to the nail for faster and easier application.

<p>Accent sharp chevrons with metal to emphasize the dagger-like points where the &ldquo;V&rdquo;s peak.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:</strong> Ginny Geer; <strong>Products:</strong> OPI Color Gel in My Vampire is Buff, Presto Art Gel in A02 Black, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com NLS Metal Dots Gold #2</p>
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Accent sharp chevrons with metal to emphasize the dagger-like points where the “V”s peak.

Nails: Ginny Geer; Products: OPI Color Gel in My Vampire is Buff, Presto Art Gel in A02 Black, Presto Top Gel, naillabostore.com NLS Metal Dots Gold #2

<p>1. Polish each finger with an off white/tan shade of polish. The more contrast the better!</p>
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1. Polish each finger with an off white/tan shade of polish. The more contrast the better!

<p>2. Use a fine-tipped paintbrush and black to create a triangle at the base of each fingernail. Repeat the same triangle shape at the tip of each nail.</p>
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2. Use a fine-tipped paintbrush and black to create a triangle at the base of each fingernail. Repeat the same triangle shape at the tip of each nail.

<p>3. Place a stripe of black in between the previous two triangle points.</p>
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3. Place a stripe of black in between the previous two triangle points.

<p>4. Apply top coat and place one gold metal dot at the apex of each triangle.</p>
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4. Apply top coat and place one gold metal dot at the apex of each triangle.

<p>Untangle a web of fishnet-inspired designs, making the holes irregular or smooth depending on whether you like the netting torn or intact.</p>
<p><strong>Nails:&nbsp;</strong> Donne Geer<strong>; Products:</strong> Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, Presto Glitter D-3 Gold, chain from the craft store, naillabostore.com NLS metal dots, mkbeautyclub.com Swarovski Black Diamond pointed back crystals, Michaels and mkbeautyclub.com Flatback Black Diamond Rhinestones</p>
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Untangle a web of fishnet-inspired designs, making the holes irregular or smooth depending on whether you like the netting torn or intact.

Nails:  Donne Geer; Products: Presto Clear Gel, Presto Color Gel in #60 Minaccioso, Presto Top Gel, Presto Glitter D-3 Gold, chain from the craft store, naillabostore.com NLS metal dots, mkbeautyclub.com Swarovski Black Diamond pointed back crystals, Michaels and mkbeautyclub.com Flatback Black Diamond Rhinestones

<p>1. Polish the middle and ring fingers black, while the pinky nails and thumbs get polished with gold glitter. Leave the index finger naked.</p>
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1. Polish the middle and ring fingers black, while the pinky nails and thumbs get polished with gold glitter. Leave the index finger naked.

<p>2. Use a striping brush with long bristles and black polish to create the fishnet appearance.</p>
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2. Use a striping brush with long bristles and black polish to create the fishnet appearance.

<p>3. Apply top coat to each nail, and apply the embellishments to each. Place small metal dots to the intersections on the fishnet nail. Place a small piece of chain link on the middle finger. Pull back and forth on the chain links to encapsulate it in the topcoat. Mix together multiple sizes of black rhinestones and place onto the nail until covered. Add a trio Swarovski crystals to the pinky to create a cluster.</p>
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3. Apply top coat to each nail, and apply the embellishments to each. Place small metal dots to the intersections on the fishnet nail. Place a small piece of chain link on the middle finger. Pull back and forth on the chain links to encapsulate it in the topcoat. Mix together multiple sizes of black rhinestones and place onto the nail until covered. Add a trio Swarovski crystals to the pinky to create a cluster.

As the darkened stage illuminates and the first strain of guitar electrifies the crowd, we unveil these empowering nails to blur the lines of where heavy metal meets modern glamour — and leave your clients screaming for more.  

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