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Essie rock 'n roll inspired nail art

Summer may be all about bright colors and pastel shades, but many of your clients long for a bit more grit even in the sunny season. Essie has a collection of rock solid nail creations perfect for rock ‘n roll enthusiasts with all the step-by-step instructions below. These may cause spontaneous air guitar and air drumming, so be on your guard! 

Essie rock 'n roll inspired nail artHey Stud:

  • step 1: hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.
  • step 2: clean then prep nails with an essie base coat.
  • step 3: apply two coats of bell-bottom blues.
  • step 4: using a detail brush, create a small triangle shaped stud at the cuticle of the pinke, middle, and thumb nails with leggy legend.
  • step 5: on the ring nail, create a line of three small triangle studs near the tip of the nail. the center triangle should point towards the cuticle, and the other two should point toward the tip. add a row of small dots near the cuticle.
  • step 6: on the pointer nail, creatie another row of three triangle studs near the cuticle and add another row near the tip.
  • step 7: shine + seal with an essie top coat.

Essie rock 'n roll inspired nail artRock Legend:

  • step 1: hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.
  • step 2: clean then prep nails with an essie base coat.
  • step 3: apply two coats of in the lobby.
  • step 4: using a detail brush dipped in leggy legend, apply small vertical brush strokes in wavy lines across the width of the nail. there should be two to four horizontal lines per nail.
  • step 5: using smaller strokes, repeat step 4 with frock 'n roll, adding another set of wavvy lines under the first.
  • step 6: shine + seal with an essie top coat.

Essie rock 'n roll inspired nail artBelt It:

  • step 1: hydrate with apricot cuticle oil.
  • step 2: clean then prep nails with an essie base coat.
  • step 3: apply two coats of leggy legend.
  • step 4: using a striping brush, create an angled line with in the lobby from the outside of the cuticle to the inner corner of the nail tip. fill in the triangle with in the lobby.
  • step 5: using the striping brush dipped in bell-bottom blues, create a thick stripe over leggy legend near the tip of the nail.
  • step 6: using a detail brush, create a rectangle with bell-bottom blues in the middle of the thick stripe.
  • step 7: create a small line with leggy legend on either side of the rectangle.
  • step 8: shine + seal with an essie top coat.

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