Nailpro - December 2017 - 22

BEHIND THE NAIL PROS

BY STEPHANIE YAGGY LAVERY

December 2017 * $5.00 * Volume 27, Number 12 * nailpro.com

NAI PRO
THE MAKING
OF OUR COVER
FOR THIS HOLIDAY ISSUE, I asked Hungary-based
nail artist Erika Bakos to incorporate red and gold hues,
but that was the extent of the direction. After that, she
brought her own signature style and international flair to
the nails on this month's cover. Bakos began by extending the model's natural nails into a more European-style
almond shape. She then highlighted the nails with a
Ruffian red stripe and a soft gold glitter fade. But it was
the 3-D bow crafted out of liquid and powder that really
wrapped these nails up just in time for the holidays!

Festive
FLAIR

3-D Nail Art

Creating the Cover Nails
"This is a very
European
style nail. I cut
the forms to
make them
more slender,
and you have
to pinch the
nail." -Erika Bakos

1

Bakos prepped the nails and applied forms. Then, she used cover
pink acrylic to extend the model's nails.
Once the acrylic was set, she refined
their shape.

2

4

5

Then, Bakos applied fine gold
glitter down the nail, concentrating
the color just below the red cuticle area.

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2017

Next, Bakos coated each nail with
white gel polish.

Using an ultra-fine-tipped brush,
she painted swirls and accents
with black liner gel.

3

Using a detail brush, she carefully
hand-painted a red Ruffian-style
manicure. On the ring fingers, she also
added red to the free edge, creating a
portrait design.

6

Bakos finished with careful
placement of tiny gold seed beads
dotted across the nails and a swipe of
UV top coat.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro - December 2017

Contents
Nailpro - December 2017 - Intro
Nailpro - December 2017 - Cover1
Nailpro - December 2017 - Cover1a
Nailpro - December 2017 - Cover1b
Nailpro - December 2017 - Cover2
Nailpro - December 2017 - 1
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Nailpro - December 2017 - Contents
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