How-to: Organi-tech and New Rock N' Roll Nails

By Lauren Salapatek | 04/06/2012 9:55:00 AM


Here are two more nail design trends by CND for Spring 2012.

CND's Organi-tech manicure takes a neutral or nude backdrop and illuminates with embellishment, like the “Lucite Lace” manicure from the Joy Cioci Spring 2012 show, which was created by air brushing white lattice designs on a clear tip.

The New Rock N' Roll nails show bursts with sharp shapes, color, expression and creativity! This how-to shows you how to do it in black and white. These pop-punk nails show a power surge of geometry and color (if you wish). They are characterized by a slightly squared look and can be decorated in colors from black and white to rave-a-licious near-neons.

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For the OrganiTech nail:
Step 1: Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Base Coat and cure for 10 seconds.
Step 2: Apply two thin layers of CND Shellac Cocoa to the nail only, creating the illusion of a longer nail and leaving the extension edge visible. (Clean up the smile line using a gel oval brush lightly moistened with IPA, if needed.) Cure each layer for two minutes.
Step 3: Press a lace transfer into the tacky inhibition layer of CND Shellac.
Step 4: Apply one thin layer of CND Shellac Gold VIP Status. Cure for two minutes. Apply one layer of CND Shellac Top Coat and cure for two minutes. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.

For the New Rock N’ Roll nail:
Step 1: Apply Stickey Base Coat and 2 coats of Studio White Colour.
Step 2: Using a striping brush and Blackjack Colour, create two thin vertical lines down each side of the nail and three horizontal lines, creating an even grid pattern.
Step 3: Fill in every other square with Blackjack Colour to create the checkerboard design.
Step 4: Polish the smile line using Blackjack Colour and seal with Air Dry Top Coat.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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