Nail Art Tips: Punk Rock Polish

We called upon nail artist Fleury Rose to show us step-by-step how to make our digits a little less prim and proper and a little more Sid and Nancy.

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In honor of the arrival of 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' at the MET, we called upon nail artist Fleury Rose to show us step-by-step how to make our digits a little less prim and proper and a little more Sid and Nancy.

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Punk Rock Polish

Ready for some mani rebellion? Grab some polish and your favorite Richard Hell tunes and we'll have you rocking out in five easy steps.

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Step 1

After applying a base coat, paint on a black polish to get the anti-establishment look going.

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Step 2

Next, choose a few accent nails and a silver polish. With a thin pointed brush (you can find these in any beauty supply store), draw on the oblong shape with straight sides.

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Step 3

Then, paint a small circle inside the tip of the oblong and wait 5 minutes for the silver polish to dry.

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Step 4

Once the lacquer has set, go in with a white polish and highlight the ends of the paperclip to give it a shiny effect.

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