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August 2, 2016

How-To: Artistic Swirl Nails


How-To: Artistic Swirl Nails

This gorgeous nail look is high fashion at its finest, using a black base and an accent of pure white to take nail art to the next level. From the pros at OPI , this look uses the GelColor Artist Series Design Gels, which means you can give your clients this editorial design now and it will last 14 days!



  • 1

    On a properly prepared nail, apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Base Coat. Cure 30 seconds in the OPI LED Light, then apply two thin coats of OPI GelColor Black Onyx. Cap the free edge of the nail by painting the tip of the nail with a horizontal stroke. Cure each coat for 30 seconds.

  • 2

    Using the OPI Artist Series Striper Brush and OPI Artist Series Design Gel The Time is White, apply a kidney-shaped dot near the cuticle area. Flash-cure for 15 seconds.

  • 3

    Outline the dot with an irregular circle. Continue to outline each irregular circle to create a pattern. Flash-cure for 15 seconds.

  • 4

    Add a similar V-shaped pattern to the sidewall using the same method. Cure for 30 seconds. Finish by applying a thin coat of OPI GelColor Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds. Remove the gel residue with OPI Expert Touch Nail Wipes and N.A.S. 99.