10 Easy Steps to Create Newspaper Nails

By Alison Alhamed | 10/20/2011 12:30:00 PM


MODERN SALON TV's most recent episode features instructions on how to create newspaper nails. One of MODERN's editors, Alison Shipley, breaks it down into 10 easy steps:

Step 7. 1. To get this trendy newspaper effect, begin with a base coat.

2. Apply two coats of nail polish--a lighter color works best to get the full effect.

3. Once your nails are dry, prepare a small amount of alcohol in a little bowl.

4. Then, find type on a newspaper or magazine you like. We chose an old issue of MODERN SALON.

5. Cut 10 small strips out of the paper that are big enough to cover your nails.

Step 9. 6. Soak all of the strips in the alcohol until saturated.

7. One by one, apply the strip to your nail, holding the paper as if you were applying a fake tattoo.

8. Remember, if you press it on too long, the polish will stick to the paper.

9. Roll your finger as you pull the newspaper off your nail. The text sticks to the polish.

10. Apply a top coat and you're done!

Finished result. Try out the newspaper effect on yourself and your clients; then post your results on facebook.com/modernsalon.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.


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Jessica Johnson    
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Clarksville, Indiana  |  November, 14, 2011 at 08:41 PM

Love these nails!! Super easy too!

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August, 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Do you have to use alcohol or is there something else you can use??

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August, 20, 2013 at 09:11 AM

You can also use water or even mouthwash! Water may blur the letters if it is submerged for too long, though.

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Wisconsin  |  June, 24, 2014 at 05:06 PM

These nails are so easy and fun.

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