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HOW TO – Ombre & Gradation Nail Art

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Due to popular demand, we have put together a step-by-step on how to create gorgeous ombre nail art designs using Bio Sculpture Gel.

Ombre nail art by Bio Sculpture

Credit: Elena Rabichuk (Master Technician – Bio Sculpture Russia)

Ombre & Gradation Nail Art Step-by-Step:

  1. Apply Base Layer with Bio Sculpture Base Gel. LED cure for 30 seconds.
  2. Then apply two layers of  173 Ipanema Sunset Colour Gel, curing each layer for 30 seconds.
  3. Apply a layer of 172 Favela Sunrise Colour Gel to the free edge. Do not cure yet.
  4. Use a #4 Flat or #6 Round Brush to blend the Colour Gel towards the cuticle area. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved. Cure. VIDEO: Gradation Step-By-Step
  5. Apply the appropriate strengthening layer (Soft Gel, Medium Gel or Hard Gel). Remember to correct the upper arch. Cure.
  6. Apply thin layer of Gloss Gel. Cure.
  7. Remove the sticky layer using Bio Sculpture Nail Cleanse.

Feature Nail:

  1. For the feature nail (ring finger) apply  174 Samba Your Socks Off to the cuticle area. Do not cure yet.
  2. Use the # 4 Flat or #6 Round Brush to blend the Colour Gel down the nail towards the free edge. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved. Cure. VIDEO: Gradation Step-By-Step
  3. Apply a thin layer of  104 Sweet Melon Fluo Colour Gel to the free edge to achieve a brighter colour intensity. Cure.
  4. Apply the appropriate strengthening layer (Soft Gel, Medium Gel or Hard Gel). Remember to correct the upper arch. Cure.
  5. Apply thin layer of Gloss Gel. Cure.
  6. Using the Nail Art Brush or Upper Arch Brush and  2017 Licorice Colour Gel, draw the ‘honey comb’ pattern. Cure.
  7. Use Bio Sculpture Grey Buff to refine the gel layers, and to create a matt effect.
  8. Place smaller dots of Gloss Gel on coloured parts of “honeycomb”, using a Dotting Tool or the tip of an Upper Arch Brush. Cure for 30 seconds.
  9. Remove sticky residue.

Hungry for more?

Bio Sculpture offers a range of nail courses, from novice manicure and pedicure courses, to gel extensions/sculptures, to tailored nail art workshops.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE   OR  1300 BIO GEL

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Retro Nail Art

One of Bio Sculpture’s unique qualities is enabling a technician to create detailed hand painted nail art, like these 50’s retro hand painted Gel creations.

 

Hand Painting with Bio Sculpture® Gel

Cool/Ocean colour combination

STEP-BY-STEP

1. Apply a Bio Sculpture Base Gel layer. Cure.

2. Apply two layers of Colour Gel. Cure each layer.

3. Follow with a grip layer of Soft Gel. Cure. Dual Cleanse.

4. Draw the outlines of your design with no. 2017, using the Upper Arch Brush. Cure.

5. Fill the outlines with Gel colours of your choice, using the dotting tool/Upper Arch Brush/Nail Art Brush. Cure between each colour layer.

6. Retouch the outlines with no. 2017 if necessary, using the Upper Arch Brush.

7. Apply the appropriate Strengthening Gel to seal the nail art.

8. Cure. Dual Cleanse and Refine.

9. Apply Gloss Gel for shine. Cure.

Note: For a 3D effect, apply a grip layer of  Soft Gel after step 6. Repeat the outlines of your design with no. 2017, cure and continue with step 7.

Sources: Nail Art done by; Minell van der Merwe

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Bio Sculpture Reveal Top 10 Shades

With more than 180 colours to choose from, Bio Sculpture Gel has the largest range of non-chip colour gels on the market. If you’ve ever wanted to find out what our top 10 bestsellers are and why, check out which shades have made it onto the list below and get some inspiration for your next mani or pedi!

 

 

 

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BIO SCULPTURE NAILS NUDE COLOUR TREND

Bio Sculpture has introduced a new way to wear winter’s nude nail trend with the launch of our new Opera Romance collection designed especially for Aussie women.

Each of the three creamy, indulgent shades in the Opera Romance collection offers a classy, fresh and stylish look that teams perfectly with any winter wardrobe. Opt for a shade that matches your skin tone for an understated, yet sophisticated mani or pedi.

144 – ViolaA classic creamy, coffee beige that oozes elegance.

145 – Soprano: A beautiful dusty, pastel pink that offers a sweet romantic look.

146 – Mute: A modern take on classic white with a warm grey undertone. A universally flattering shade that is the perfect base for nail art to create an edgier look.

Bio Sculpture Gel’s Opera Romance collection is available now as a professional gel treatment from Bio Sculpture Salons nationwide. For more information and to find your nearest salon please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or visit the home page and use our handy salon finder tool!

 

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CELEBRATE THE WORLD CUP 2014 WITH BIO SCULPTURE!

With World Cup fever now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to be inspired by the vibrant colours of this global competition held in Brazil.

Get creative using the colours below and show support for your favourite team with some inspired Bio Sculpture nail art! Don’t forget to share your designs with us on the Bio Sculpture Facebook page and tag us in your Instagram posts @biosculptureaus.

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GUEST BLOGGER: SIMONE GILBERT, URBAN BLISS BEAUTY, MELBOURNE

We invited the extremely talented, award winning nail artist Simone Gilbert to create one of her favourite nail art looks for winter.

Simone explains: “I love creating 3D nail art and one of the most popular accessories with my clients is studs. Incorporating them on a feature nail adds stunning depth, texture and an extra hint of glam! Here are my top tips for applying and securing studs, gems or crystals for a three dimensional finish.”

Bio Sculpture Products Used:

Steps

1: Clean and prepare the nail for your gel application. Apply Vitamin Dose to hydrate and nourish the nail.

2: Apply Executive Base to the centre of the nail bed and, once dry, lightly buff to remove the polish shine using your Grey Sponge file, being careful not to completely remove the polish. This step will not interfere with gel adhesion and ensures maximum protection of the nail during the removal process. Most importantly, it makes the gel faster to remove.

3: Apply a layer of Base Gel and cure with Bio Sculpture’s LED lamp for 30 seconds.

4: Apply two coats of #167 Seductive Lights to all nails except the feature fingers and cure each layer.

5: Using a sheet of Bio Sculpture Gold Foil Nugget, tear pieces off and apply to the feature nail. Pat down using your finger and cure for 10 seconds.

6: Apply a building layer of Hard Gel, cure for 60 seconds and then wipe away the tacky residue. Buff if required to shape.

7: Apply a thin layer of Soft Gel and while still wet apply your Gold Dots (studs) and cure for 30 seconds.

8: Apply a very thin layer of UV Top Coat gel as your finishing layer to seal in the studs and cure for 60 seconds. Remove residue and apply Cuticle Oil to the nail.

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GUEST BLOGGER: CHELSEA BAGAN, TROPHY WIFE NAIL ART

We invited Melbourne’s nail art queen, Chelsea Bagan, from Trophy Wife Nail Art to show us how to create a beautiful summer design using Bio Sculpture nail polishes.

Chelsea explains: “Summer and beautiful flowers go hand-in-hand, so I decided to create a simple and bright orange floral pattern using dots and dashes on the ring fingers.”

Bio Sculpture Products Used

Executive Base – the perfect strengthening nail base
Polish Colours – Tangerine #2028 and French White #1
High Gloss Top Coat – ideal to protect and give your nails a shiny finish
Dotting Tool
Striping Brush

Steps
1. Paint one coat of Executive Base

2. Paint two coats of French White #1 on the ring fingers and two coats of Tangerine #2028 polish on all the other fingers

2. With a Dotting Tool, draw six dots evenly spaced around the nail using Tangerine #2028

4. Using a Striping Brush, paint small dashes around each of the dots for your petals

5. Add any flecks around the edge of the nail to look as though it is a continual print

8. Finish with High Gloss Top Coat



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DAZZLING NEW BRIDAL COLOURS


Bio Sculpture Gel is proud to present its new colours designed for brides who want to add an extra touch of shimmer to their nails for the big day. The three beautiful new colours are perfect for creating an elegant look that will make a bride feel glamorous from veil to toe.

Using only the best ingredients to deliver a product that nurtures and protects, Bio Sculpture Gel is easily applied and removed and leaves nails in perfect condition underneath – it truly is the leading healthy nail treatment.

So treat yourself to a mani and pedi that will last right through from wedding to honeymoon.

160 – Sparkling Shower
A gorgeous champagne shimmer that exudes elegance and beauty

163 – Angel White
Pure, sweet with a subtle pink shimmer, Angel White is the perfect companion for your dream day

 165 – Darling Blue
With a beautiful silver finish, this enchanting blue is guaranteed to draw admiring looks

These three new colours are available now!

For more information please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or visit www.biosculpture.com.au.

 

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PARTY NAILS TO MAKE YOUR LOOK POP

With the summer party season in full swing women across the nation are using fingers and toes dressed up with 3D textures, glitter and shimmer as a defining fashion feature to make party looks pop.

Bio Sculpture Gel is the perfect option for a hassle-free, glamorous party season as our overlays will provide you with glossy, chip-free nails that will last through every occasion.

With champagne and fireworks being staples for celebrating special occasions, Bio Sculpture Gel’s top party looks this season are inspired by the ultimate ways to have a good time.

Bubbles

3D dots of gel add texture to metallic nails in sophisticated champagne or silver shades. (Gels used: #136 Smothered minerals, Hard Gel/S-Gel)

 

Black Champagne

Gold glitter looks stunning against dark or black coloured nails and this look with concentrated glitter at the top, gradually getting sparser, perfectly mimics a delicious glass of champagne to get you in the mood to party! (Gels used: #2017 Licorice with Gold Glitter nail art)

Statement Fireworks

Feel that holiday spirit in your fingers with an explosive, glittering fireworks design using two contrasting colours and plenty of sparkle! (Gels used: #129 Prince gradated with #138 Melting Mercury, #2017 Licorice)

 

Whether you gravitate toward glitter, want to experiment with metallics, or prefer a hint of sparkle, your local Bio Sculpture Gel salon will be able to create a look that allows you to hold your champagne flute in style this season!

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INAUGURAL BIO AWARDS ANNOUNCED!


Bio Sculpture Gel is the leader in healthy nail care and, in Australia, is supported by a network of loyal and passionate therapists who are committed to maintaining and improving the condition of nails nationwide.

To celebrate the achievements of the dedicated individuals behind Bio Sculpture, the company is holding its first inaugural Bio Awards to recognise both new and longstanding therapists and salons that have gone above and beyond to support the brand philosophy of education, healthy business practices, product loyalty and retail support.

The Awards will run across five categories including:

  • BIO GENIUS – Dedicated significant time and energy to attend and master Bio Sculpture Workshops and Refresher Training Courses.
  • BIO BLOSSOM – Showing great strides in growing their business through Bio Sculpture education and wider usage of the product range.
  • BIO SOCIALITE – Involved and engaged in Bio Sculpture’s social media platforms.
  • BIO RETAIL THERAPIST – Utilises Bio Sculpture retail products as a core part of the business and service.
  • BIO QUEEN – Shown ultimate loyalty to the brand through consistent education, purchases (both trade and retail) and through the use of Bio Sculpture marketing and promotional materials.

You can nominate yourself or other Bio Sculpture technicians by simply visiting this page and completing the online entry form. Here you will need to explain in 25 words or less the reasons why you or the nominated salon or therapist is the best recipient choice for the award category.

The winner of each category will receive a Bio Sculpture Gift Pack worth $200, a unique Bio Award certificate/trophy and be promoted as winners through Bio Sculpture’s Facebook, Instagram and Blog.

Nomination entries close 21st November 2013.

For further information, please call 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or email info@biosculpture.com.au.

 

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