Holiday Bow Nail Art

  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Products & Tools Used
Before You Begin
Complete OPI GelColor nail prep step-by-steps. Apply 1 coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic or Stay Strong Base Coat. Cure in the OPI LED Lamp for 30 seconds.
Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Love is in the Bare
Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Love is in the Bare. Cure for 30 seconds in the OPI LED Lamp.
Apply OPI GelColor Snow Day in LA to 2/3 of the nail
Apply OPI GelColor Snow Day in LA to 2/3 of the nail. Refine lines as needed with a clean-up brush dipped in OPI N.A.S. 99 Cleansing Solution. Cure for 30 seconds in the OPI LED Lamp. Repeat this step for additional coverage.
Pro Tip
Wipe the nail clean with an OPI Expert Touch Nail Wipe and OPI N.A.S. 99 Cleansing Solution.
With a detail brush create a bow on the nail
Dispense OPI GelColor Maraschino Cheer-y to a palette, with a detail brush create a bow on the nail. Flash cure for 5 seconds to lock design in place. With a detail brush create the ribbons extending from the bow. Cure 30 seconds.
With a detail brush highlight the ribbons
Dispense a small amount of OPI GelColor Paint the Tinsel Town Red to a palette, with a detail brush highlight the ribbons. Cure for 30 seconds in the OPI LED Lamp.
Pro Tip
Add dimension to line work by shading with a tonal color.
Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat
Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat. Cure in the OPI LED Lamp for 30 seconds. Cleanse with an OPI Expert Touch Nail Wipe and OPI N.A.S. 99 Cleansing Solution and apply OPI ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil and massage in.
pro only
Stay Classic Base Coat
$17.99
OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat
pro only
Stay Strong Base Coat
$17.99
OPI GelColor Stay Strong Base Coat
pro only
LED Light
$359.80
Dual Cure LED Light - Hardware - OPI
pro only
Love is in the Bare
$18.50
Love is in the Bare - GelColor - OPI
pro only
Snow Day in LA
$17.99
Snow Day in LA
pro only
Maraschino Cheer-y
$17.99
Maraschino Cheer-y
pro only
Paint the Tinseltown Red
$17.99
Paint the Tinseltown Red
pro only
Expert Touch Nail Wipes
$6.95
Expert Touch Nail Wipes - Salon Accessories - OPI
pro only
N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution
$5.15
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
$9.96