GelColor French Tip Application

GelColor French Tip Application
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Products & Tools Used
Before you begin

Prepare the nail following OPI GelColor Nail Prep Steps.

OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat

Shake OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat vigorously for 1 minute to thoroughly mix. Wipe excess Base Coat from the stem and brush when removing from the bottle.

Apply a thin coat down the center of the nail

Apply a thin coat down the center of the nail and then to each side leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle. Cap the free edge to prevent shrinkage.

Cure 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light

Cure 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light.

Shake OPI GelColor Put It In Neutral vigorously for 1 minute

Shake OPI GelColor Put It In Neutral vigorously for 1 minute to thoroughly mix. Wipe excess color from the stem and brush when removing from the bottle.

Apply a very thin coat to the center of the nail

Apply a very thin coat to the center of the nail and then to each side leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle (coverage may look sheer). Cap the free edge to prevent shrinkage.

Cure 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light

Cure each coat 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light.

Remove gel residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe

Remove gel residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99. This will allow you to create a crisp smile line.

Shake OPI GelColor Alpine Snow vigorously

Shake OPI GelColor Alpine Snow vigorously for 1 minute to thoroughly mix. Wipe excess color from the stem and brush when removing from the bottle.

Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Alpine Snow to the tip of the nail

Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Alpine Snow to the tip of the nail in an arched smile line.

Clean up the smile line using a clean up brush

With the tips still uncured, clean up the smile line using a clean up brush dampened with N.A.S. 99.

Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Alpine Snow to the tip of the nail

Repeat the same steps on the remaining nails and cure for 30 seconds.

OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat

Shake OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat vigorously for 1 minute to thoroughly mix. Wipe excess Top Coat from the stem and brush.

Apply a very thin coat to the nail

Apply a very thin coat to the nail leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle. Cap the free edges to seal in color.

Cure 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light

Cure the whole hand for 30 seconds.

Remove the tacky layer with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe

Remove the tacky layer with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99.

Pro Tip

Replenish the dry cuticles with a drop of ProSpa Cuticle Oil and gently massage into cuticles.

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Stay Classic Base Coat
$17.99
OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat
pro only
LED Light
$359.80
Dual Cure LED Light - Hardware - OPI
pro only
Put It In Neutral
$17.99
Put It In Neutral - GelColor - OPI
pro only
Expert Touch Nail Wipes
$6.95
Expert Touch Nail Wipes - Salon Accessories - OPI
pro only
Alpine Snow
$17.99
Alpine Snow - GelColor - OPI
pro only
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution
$4.95
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution - Sanitation and Disinfection - OPI
pro only
Stay Shiny Top Coat
$17.99
OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat
Nail & Cuticle Oil
$9.95
Nail & Cuticle Oil - Hands & Feet - OPI