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Shirt & Tie for Father’s Day

Brandy Nelson demonstrates how to do Shirt & Tie for Father’s Day nails.

Brandy Nelson demonstrates how to do Shirt & Tie for Father’s Day nails.


1. Start with a gray base color.


2. With a fine brush, draw the collar and tie with black paint.


3. Fill in the collar with white paint and the tie with shimmery navy paint.


4. With a fine brush, paint pinstripes on the shirt with white paint.


5. Using white paint and a fi ne brush, finish the tie with diagonal stripes. For multi-finger designs, change the shirt and tie colors and prints. Try plaid or polka dots!

Brandy Nelson, NV Salon, Eugene, Ore.

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