Nail Art Tutorial: Black And White Sculpted Flowers


Working with acrylic isn’t always black and white. Nail artist John Hauk of Light Elegance demonstrates how to get long, floral competition nails.

Black & White 014Step 1: Prep the natural and custom fit your form.

Black & White 015Step 2: Apply black acrylic to create an under design.

Black & White 016Step 3: Apply clear acrylic to encase the black and build the rest of the nail.

Black & White 017Step 4: Allow the acrylic to set and remove the form. Begin shaping the nail with an 180-grit file.

Black & White 018Step 5: Buff the nail to a high shine using a 1000/4000 buffer.

Black & White 021Step 6: Using a size 6 brush, create petals and designs with acrylic on top of the smooth nail.

Black & White 020Step 7: Finish with cuticle oil.

[Courtesy of John Hauk]

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