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The Best Gel Liners for Nail Designs

The Best Gel Liners for Nail Designs

When it comes to gel art nail designs, there are two big benefits. First, this is a place for expert nail techs to showcase their steady hand and fine-tuned skills. Second, adding nail designs to acrylic or gel manicures is a great add-on service for nail techs and salon owners. One of the best ways to offer this creative add-on service is with the use of gel liners. Whether you go with gel liners by Kiara Sky, NotPolish, Two Guys, or another reputable brand, gel liners are a must-have accessory for your nail business. Keep reading to learn why.

What are gel liners?

Gel art liners are highly pigmented gel nail color that come with a very thin brush. The thin brush is designed to help nail artists maintain precision and control when they create intricate nail designs. Gel art liners can create any variety of nail art, from swirls to strips to polka-dots!

Nail Art Example Using Nail Gel Liners

How do I use gel liners?

Gel art liners are relatively easy to use. Here’s how to do it:

  • Prep nails as you normally would.
  • Apply your base coat and two coats of gel color, curing under an LED lamp after each application.
  • Create your nail designs with the gel liners, then cure the design under an LED lamp for 30 seconds.
  • Seal it all in with a top coat and cure.

If you’ve never tried gel liners before, start with a simple design on top of black or white gel color. Get used to the feel of the ultra-thin brush before you try to create complex designs. Once you get the hang of it, you can go wild with nail designs!

Which gel liners should I try first?

There are several top brands that create high-quality gel art liners for nail designs. Here are our top five picks:

Gel Striper Set by NotPolish: This set of 12 shades of highly pigmented gel colors makes a great gift for the nail artist in your life. The pencil-like application brush makes nail designs a breeze!

Gel Art Collection by Kiara Sky: This ultra-black gel liner is a must-have basic for nail artists, but if black bores you, this Kiara Sky collection has 23 more beautiful shades to pen your nail art!

Gel Art Glow Liners by NuRevolution: Get your glow on with this set of 12 glow-in-the-dark gel art liners!

Supreme Liner Gel Set by Two Guys: This is the mother of all gel art liner sets! The packaging is as gorgeous as the nail designs you can create with it. Perfect for high-end salons.

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Beautifully Yours,
Kim Phan, VP



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