Nail Art Tutorial: Giraffe Spot Nails

Get your clients excited for bright, cover-worthy safari nails! Nail artist Shanna Rix of Pro Files salon in Florida designed a bold giraffe-inspired pattern for our model; and she shows you how!

Step 1: Prep nails and add forms. Using clear acrylic, build out just the free edge of each nail.

Step 2: Next, use a sparkling rust-colored acrylic to shape “giraffe” spots on the nails, careful to leave some space between each one.

Step 3: With light gold glitter acrylic, pack in the spaces between the spots. Push down with the brush to make sure that the acrylic fills in the spaces without leaving air bubbles.

Step 4: Using an electric file to remove the built-up acrylic, file down the nails, leaving behind a beautiful pattern.

Step 5: Then use a hand file to refine the shape and length of the nails.

Step 6: Add top coat. Done!

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