This is forecasted to be one of the summer’s hottest looks: the tie-dye nail. It’s simple, sophisticated, and can work as an accent or one all ten fingers (or toes). Two-time CND Grandmaster Melissa Guyer spills the process for getting the look with the CND Shellac system.
Step 1: Cleanse the nail plate with CND Scrubfresh.
Step 2: Apply CND Shellac Base Coat and cure 10 seconds.
Step 3: Apply the first coat of CND Shellac in City Scape and cure 2 minutes.
Step 4: Apply the second coat of CND Shellac in City Scape and cure 2 minutes.
Step 5: Apply CND Shellac in Silver Chrome to one half of nail and cure 2 minutes.
Step 6: Layer CND Shellac in Dark Dahlia over Silver Chrome/City Scape (do not cure).
Step 7: Roll the end of a cotton swab between thumb and forefinger to loosen the fibers.
Step 8: Dip cotton swab in rubbing alcohol.
Step 9: Roll the rubbing alcohol-dipped cotton swab across CND Dark Dahlia in multi-directions to create a tie-dye look.
Step 10: When you have created the desired look, cure for 2 minutes.
Step 11: Apply CND Shellac Top Coat (do not cure).
Step 12: Embellish with a gem stone at base of nail and cure top coat for 2 minutes.
Step 13: Wipe with rubbing alcohol and you have fun tie-dye nail art! ?
Nails by Melissa Guyer
Moods Salon and Spa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
[Courtesy of Melissa Guyer]