Nail How-to: Blue Ombre Scroll Nail

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/15/2012 10:53:00 AM


Using just two of OPI Gelcolors—Russian Navy (blue) and Suzi Says Feng Shui! (white)—you can create this scroll design on top of a blue ombre nail. For the past month, MODERN has been posting various OPI nail step-by-steps like Criss-Cross nails, Flame and Marbelized nails, and Blue Moon nails—which is one out of three special how-tos we are posting in anticipation of the new Spiderman movie, The Amazing Spiderman, coming out in theaters July 3.

About OPI Gel Color: Officially launched in October 2011, OPI introduced their brand of UV manicures. With a total of 30 Gelcolor Colors available for application. Gelcolor by OPI infuses 6th generation advanced gel polymer chemistry with LED technology. Fully cured from foundation to finish in four minutes per set, Gel Color lasts on nails for two weeks and can be removed in minutes.

Criss Cross Marbleized Nail Flames Blue Moon


Step 1: Polish on two coats Russian Navy to half the nail. Cure each coat for 30 seconds.

Step 2: Fade Suzi says Feng Shui! from free-edge to middle of the nail. Cure for 30 seconds. remove residue with Nail Whipe and Nail Antiseptic Spray (N.A.S. 99).

Step 3: Using a fine point brush, create scroll art with Alpine Snow. Cure 30 seconds.

Step 4: Polish on Top Coat. Cure 30 seconds. Remove residue with Nail Wipe and N.A.S 99.

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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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