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Nail Art Studio: Star-Spangled Banner

Reina Santos shows how to use decals to execute a patriotic nail art design. 

1. Paint the nail white and allow to dry.

2. Apply striping tape on the top third of the nail in a diagonal direction and paint above the tape using blue polish.

3. Use four pieces of thick striping tape to create stripes below the blue. Paint this section using red polish and seal with top coat.

4. Use star-shaped vinyl stickers and apply over the blue area. Paint a thin coat of white over the nail vinyl and remove them before the polish dries. Finish the look with top coat.

Reina Santos, Los Angeles, @reireishnailart

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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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