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Behind the Scenes: Form Stencil Nail Art

Lulu Desfassiaux has been doing nails for 26 years, so it’s no surprise she found a clever technique to cut her cover shoot design time down by using a nail form as a stencil.

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Behind the Scenes: Pink and White Marble Nails

Killeen, Texas-based tech So Yong Yu, recreated one of her signature salon styles using Gel II 4D Sculpting Gel.

Behind the Scenes: Monstera Print With Polish

Named one of the “Best Nail Artists to Follow” by Harper’s Bazaar, Chelsea King (@chelseaqueen) has received accolades from the consumer press and social media alike. This design was inspired by some of her popular Instagram posts.

Behind the Scenes: Colorful Coffin Nails

Learn how cover artist Bel Fountain-Townsend created the colorful coffin nails for the June cover.

Behind the Scenes: The Footnanny Treatment For Feet

Who better to take on the cover of our foot care issue than the Footnanny herself?

Behind the Scenes: Stained Glass Gel Nails

This cover features LeChat’s translucent gel-polish line, Perception, giving the nails a stained glass appearance after curing.

Behind the Scenes: Customizable Clear Nails

Chris Mans demonstrates how to create customizable crystal nails on clear tips using gel and magnets.

Behind the Scenes: Pastel Reverse French Nail Art

Hemi Park’s design comes from one of the toughest challenges of NTNA Season 5 — Pastel City — sponsored by Orly. The challenge asked competitors to use pastels only for street art-inspired nail looks. Park drew from her Korean heritage.

Behind the Scenes: Gothic Gold Acrylic Nails

Inspired by runway looks from CND for Libertine, Halley Fortenberry created this glimmering gold set that calls to mind the intricate shapes and precious metals found in Gothic art and architecture.

Behind the Scenes: Sparkly Snow Cone-Inspired Nails

This sparkly, textured set is the essence of fun summer nails that look good enough to eat.