Nail Files: Hipster Inspired Tie-Dye Designs

Nail Files: Hipster Inspired Tie-Dye Designs

This week, we caught up with Instagram nail artist @Cgoldnglam for the details on these cute, psychedelic digits

July 29, 2013


The Trend: From high-street fashion to bohemian hipster, you’ll never go wrong adding a little flower power to your ensemble. Tie-dye has always been a bold expression of youth and some of our favorite stylish celebs (including Nicole Richie and Gwen Stefani) have been spotted rocking the hippie-chic tie-dye trend. Join the wave, check out the details below.

EBONY: What inspired the design?

Cgoldnglam: The inspiration for this design came from my clients, Gucci Coda Neon Yellow Sneakers.

EBONY: What are your favorite nail trends?

Cgoldnglam: Currently I love bold bright colors and embellishments. Bright neon colors are so fun and daring! Adding studs and crystals is a great way to glam your nails. You can also add a pop of neon along with a nude color for a more subtle look.

Editor’s Note: Cgoldnglam used gel polishes for this design, but feel free to recreate the look with regular polish. We like Sparitual in Peace and Harmony ($10.00) for the off-white nails and Pure Ice in Bikini ($1.97) to create the fun tie-dye accent nails.

EBONY: How do you create a tie-dye effect?

Cgoldnglam: To create the tie-dye effect: Fill a bowl with water and drip a few drops of your favorite colors. It really only takes a few drops of each color. Swirl the polish with a toothpick to get the desired effect. Dip fingertips in the solution and soak for a minute or two to allow the polish to stick. Pull your fingers out, letting the excess water drip, then finish with a top coat.

—Minajiah Scott



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