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Nail Art Studio: Red Hot Chili Pepper

Victoria Zegarelli demos how to paint a festive pepper design.

1. Paint the nail with a white-pearl polish. Paint a red pepper in the center of the nail. Add a sombrero with purple polish. Allow to dry.

2. Using a light green polish, paint the hair, leaves, and arms. Paint white eyes and a pink mouth using a dotting tool. Paint the maracas using orange polish.

3. Outline the sombrero with black polish and add details to the face. Use a lighter green shade and a dotting tool to add details to the maracas. Use the same tool and yellow polish to add details to the sombrero. Paint the word, “OLÉ.” Seal the festive look with top coat.

Nals by Victoria Zegarelli, Nail Bar Lounge, Long Island, N.Y. @nailbarlounge

Want to see your nail art how-to here? Email [email protected]

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.

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