Maximalist Nails Step By Step

August 2nd, 2021

August 2nd, 2021

Salon System nail expert Jaz Moger has created a super cute Maximalist nail step by step using the new Gellux Ready to Rock collection.

If you don’t have Gellux products to hand you can substitute them for others.  If you are using non-gel polish, remember to use a good base coat and to let each coat set fully before moving on to the next step.


Step One

Prep the nails.  File to shape, push back the cuticle and buff the nail plate.  Cleanse nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£7.15 +vat), apply Gellux Fast Bond (£5.89 +vat) followed by one coat of Gellux Builder Gel in Light Pink (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 60 seconds.

Next, from thumb to little finger, apply two coats of Gellux Hush Hush, Wow Factor, Glamping (all £11.95 +vat), Stormy (£7.25 +vat) and Hush Hush again, curing between each layer.


Step Two

Using a fine liner nail art brush, paint wiggly lines down the ring finger with Wow Factor. Then, still using Wow Factor paint some more lines horizontally.


Step Three

To finish creating the wavy checkerboard, fill in some of the squares and cure.


Step Four

Using a dotting tool, dot Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat), into a flower shape at the tip of the index finger.


Step Five

Fill in the rest of the flower with your nail art brush and cure.


Step Six

Using the dotting tool, create an imperfect circle in the centre of the flower with Gellux It’s An Attitude (£11.95 +vat).  Then, paint a double wobbly kidney shape on the side of the middle finger using a fine liner brush and Gellux Flirty Fuchsia (£7.25 +vat) and cure for 60 seconds.


Step Seven

Next, paint a wiggly line down the little finger with It’s An Attitude and then cure.


Step Eight

For the thumb, paint wiggly lines down the nail using Glamping and cure.  Next with the dotting tool, use Flirty Fuchsia and It’s An Attitude to create the flower and cure.


Step Nine

Finally, paint one coat of Gellux Clear Base & Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) on all nails and cure for 60 seconds.  Wipe nails with Prep + Wipe and Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35 +vat) to finish your wavy colourful nails.


Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.



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