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The Art of Acrylic Nail Art Designs

Acrylic can be used for more than a classic French or a base for polish. The #notpolish hashtag on Instagram has become a popular way for nail techs to showcase amazing art created solely with acrylic powder. We asked skilled acrylic artists to share some of their favorite designs, tutorials, and acrylic tips.

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Geometric Rainbow Nail Art Tutorial

Eileen Fox of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, created this pastel and neon rainbow design with foil accents and a sharp white geometric pattern.

Abstract Vision Nail Art Tutorial

Pinellas Park, Fla.-based nail tech Devin Strebler created this sharp, bold abstract design. Follow her on Instagram @nailz_by_dev.

How to Design a Full Nail Art Look

Kirsty Meakin of Naio Nails explains how she plans a full set of nails so that the accents are well placed and the design flows across the nails.

How to Marble With Acrylic

Kirsty Meakin of Naio Nails shows how to create a marbled nail effect using acrylic.

Young Nails Nail School: Creating Dimension and Depth in Nail Art

Young Nails mentor Melissa De La Cruz shows how to add dimension and depth to your nail art.

Popcorn and Coke Nail Art with LeChat's Wendy Valenzuela

This design was inspired by this week's NTNA "Hand-in-Hand" challenge sponsored by LeChat! LeChat asked competitors to hand paint a pairing of two things or people that go together using Perfect Match Gel Polish only (no acrylic paint or lacquer allowed) on two actual hands.

Leather and Turquoise Belt Nail Art

Crown Point, Ind.-based nail tech and NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competitor Torie Bastian created this fun, southwestern belt nail design using turquoise and glitter.

Countdown to the New Year With Clock Nail Art

Nail tech Stella Sampson created this vintage clock design with added sparkle to ring in the new year.

5 Fun Halloween Nail Art Designs

Hannah Lee of HannahRoxNails (@hannahroxit) demonstrates how to create five easy, cute Halloween nail designs.