How to Do Easy & Cute Chevron Nail Art Designs With Dip Powder

by Laurart
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In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make chevron nail designs with dip powder. Dip powder is a super fun material to work with and you can use it to make so many cool designs.

Today, we’re going to be making pink chevron nails. You can’t go wrong with chevron nail art—it’s super stylish and always in. If you want to know how to get DIY chevron nails, keep reading!

Tools and materials:

How to do dip nails

Before I show you how to do the chevron design, I’m going to show you how you can use the dip powder kit to get beautiful nails.

Applying the base to an acyrlic nail

1. Apply the base

Cover your nail or your clear acrylics with the clear base that comes with your dip powder kit.

Dipping the nail in the powder

2. Dip the nail in the powder

After your nail is sufficiently covered, dip the entire nail into the pink dip powder so the powder completely coats the nail.

Tapping off the excess powder

Tap off any excess powder.

Applying the activator

3. Apply the activator

Brush on the clear activator over the powdered nail. The activator cures the powder without the use of a UV/LED lamp.

Applying the gel top

4. Apply the gel top

Brush on the clear gel top over the nail, and you’re done!

How to make a chevron nail design

Now that you know how to use the dip powder kit, let’s move on to the chevron nail design.

How to make a chevron nail design

1. Dip your nail into the dip powder

To get the classic chevron look, start by applying the base coat on a completely dry nail. Then, dip your nail diagonally on both sides into the dip powder.

Pink chevron nails

It should come out looking like this.

Chevron nail design with dip powder

2. Sprinkle dip powder

Sprinkle your second color of choice on the rest of the nail. I’m using this baby pink to offset the bold hot pink I used at the beginning of the nail. 

Chevron tip nails

3. Remove excess powder

Tap off any excess powder then use a clean brush to remove what’s left.

How to do chevron nail art

Repeat steps 1-3 on the same nail. 

Cleaning up the DIY chevron nails

4. Clean up

Clean up any messy edges with the cuticle pusher tool.

Applying the activator over the top

5. Apply the activator

Brush on the clear activator over the nail. 

Filing and buffing the nail

6. File and buff the nail

File and buff the nail until it’s smooth.

Reapplying the activator

7. Reapply the activator

Apply the activator again.

Applying a gel top coat

8. Apply gel top coat

Apply two layers of the gel top coat.

Cleaning up the brushes

9. Clean up

After you’re done, dip your brush into the brush saver solution to dissolve any unwanted residue and powder accumulated on your brush before you replace it.

Chevron nails

Chevron nail art tutorial

You’re done! Here’s the finished nail! See how easy it is to get chevron nails at home? If you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know if you decide to try it out!

Suggested materials:
  • Dip powder nail kit

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