NAILS: Tie Dye Step by Step

As one of the hottest trends for summer 2020, tie dye designs are sure to prove a hit with clients.

To help you recreate this look, Salon System nail expert Jaz Moger demonstrates how this can be achieved using shades from the brand-new GELLUX Festival Collection…

Step One

Start by prepping the nails and filing to a round shape. Push back the cuticle using the Salon System Cuticle Handy Manicure Tool and remove the cuticle using the GELLUX Erase Cuticle Remover and cuticle clippers.

Next, buff the nail plate and cleanse nails with GELLUX Prep + Wipe. Apply GELLUX Fast Bond followed by one coat of GELLUX Cover Pink Base Coat and cure for 60 seconds.

Step Two

Apply one coat of GELLUX Purely White and cure. The white provides a good base for the stripes and will help to make the colours pop.

Step Three

Using GELLUX Pink Punch; GELLUX Mud & Music; GELLUX Glamping; GELLUX Tease Me; GELLUX Steal the Show and GELLUX Main Stage, paint stripes vertically down the nail but don't cure.

Step Four

Next, drag a fine liner nail art brush horizontally through the paint, cleaning the brush between each drag.

Step Five

Do exactly the same with the nail art brush, but this time from the other side, between the other lines you have just done. Once you are happy, cure. Continue to do this to each nail, going vertically or horizontally. 

Step Six

To finish the look, apply a coat of GELLUX Shiny Top Coat, cure and then wipe over with GELLUX Prep + Wipe. Finally, finish by applying GELLUX Nail & Cuticle Oil.

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