I have a very simple yet very effective nail design which I would like to show you. It's called the Golden Delicious. This is a great design for spring and summer as the result of its use of shades of green and flower patterns. If you have customers who want a clever way to reflect the seasons, but you don't have a large array of techniques at your disposal, stick around. You just might learn something.
Necessary Supplies: Super Glitter Dust & Rhinestone Stickers.
Appropriate Technique: UV Gel (During Rebalance)
Skill Level: Beginner
Step 1 Let's begin by disinfecting yours as well as your client's arms. This is an essential precautionary measure that is used to make absolutely certain that you are working with a clean, pathogen free environment. Once this is done, file off about 80% or more of the old overlay in order to restore the proper shape and texture to the nails.
Step 2 OK, now its time to remove the cuticles from your clients nails. We'll use a special tool called a cuticle remover for this process. Having done this, use a high grit nail file to remove the shine from your client's nails.
Step 3 For step three, coat the nails with a bonder. Apply carefully and allow curing for at least one minute before proceeding. At this point, coat the nails with a thin layer of gel and allow it to cure for a few seconds.
Step 4 Pull out a fresh brush in order to apply the green glitter to the tip of the nail surface and allow it to cure for about a minute. Finally, apply a second layer of gel so that it covers the glittered surface. Again, cure for a few minutes before proceeding.
Step 5 At this point, it is safe to refine the surface of the nails by filling off any excess gel. Afterwards, you can use foam wipes or a dust brush to clear off any remaining residue. Make sure that the nails are absolutely clean and dry before going on to step six.
Step 6 Use a cuticle remover or orange stick to place a rhinestone sticker on the surface of each nail. For a tighter fit, use nail glue with the rhinestones. This prevents the rhinestones from breaking off or slipping.
Step 7 OK, now it's time to make those nails really shine by topping off with a gloss or sealant. To ensure the security of this layering, cure under a heat lamp for one minute or more.
Step 8 We're almost there! Remove any excess material from the nails using a slightly moistened cotton piece.
Step 9 Now all you have to do is apply some cuticle oil to the cuticle area, massage, and you're done! All you needed was two solid nail art products super glitter dust and rhinestone stickers and you've created a master design! This will take two hours at the most to complete, but once you've mastered the technique you should be able to get it done in just one.