Candy Cane Nails – Step By Step

December 1st, 2022

December 1st, 2022

As Noddy Holder would say “It’s Christmas!”  Well, it’s December so that’s close enough in our book.  It does mean we can start sharing Christmas nail designs with you and first up is this cute candy cane design by Salon System nail expert Jaz Moger using the Gellux 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

Prepare the nails by filing to shape, pushing back the cuticle, and buffing the nail plate. Cleanse nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£7.15 +vat) and apply Gellux Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat). Apply a coat of Gellux Builder Gel in Light Pink (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 60 seconds.


Step Two

Using Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat), and a fine liner nail art brush, paint a French tip. Don’t worry about it being too neat as this is a guide. Once drawn, cure for 30 seconds.


Step Three

Next, paint a line down the side of the nail with Purely White and cure for 30 seconds.


Step Four

Perfect the candy cane paint and round off its edges with another coat of Purely White and cure.


Step Five

Using Gellux Meteorite (£11.95 +vat) paint little red lines to create the candy cane’s stripes


Step Six

Finish the design by applying two coats of Gellux Super Shiny Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure between each layer.  Once cured, wipe over the nails with Prep + Wipe and oil the cuticles with Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35 +vat).


Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.



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