Nail Trends

The Layered Look

Semi-custom colors and designs created via layering are increasingly showing up at trade show booth demos and continuing education classes. Clients love walking out of your salon owning a look no one else has, plus this technique can breathe life back into older shades your clients have gotten bored with. You can layer with so many different mediums. Here are a few to try.


NSI Polish Pro Gel-Polish

Nails by Heather Hall-Williams
Scratch Pedicure Parlour, Rockford, Ill.
These colors create the perfect custom nude.


Masterworks Gel

Nails by Amy Becker
Masterworks Hair & Nail Salon, Cedarburg, Wis.
Masterworks educators dub this the “icing” technique, in which a layer of transparent glitter is layered over a gel to create a new color.


Hand & Nail Harmony Gelish

Nails by Thao Nguyen, Santa Monica
Layered blue and pink create a regal purple, while the shimmer adds fun femininity.


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