How-To: Monogram Nail Design

Taking inspiration from Baja East’s new “BE" logo showcased during their Fall/Winter 2016 runway show, Rita Remark for essie created distinct monogram nail designs for both male and female models. The look incorporated the brand’s initials, as well as colors found throughout the collection.

essie nail products used: ridge filling base coat, licorice blanc, sand tropez, good as gold, good to go, top coat matte about you

Get the look (women):


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1. Apply ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails

2. Next, apply two coats of either licorice, blanc or sand tropez to all nails (color choice varies between models)

3. Using a striping brush dipped in good as gold, apply thin vertical and horizontal lines to create the “B” and “E” side by side on one hand; on the other hand, apply letter of choice via the same application method (placement will vary from model to model)

4. Finish with good to go top coat

Get the look (men):

1. Apply ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails

2. Using a striping brush dipped in licorice, apply thick vertical and horizontal lines to create the “B” and “E” on the ring and middle fingers of one hand only

3. Finish with matte about you

About: America’s nail salon expert since 1981, essie was founded in New York City by Essie Weingarten, the authority on color. essie is beloved for a visionary approach to nail lacquer featuring catchy, clever names that created a new standard for the category. A leader in luxury, essie is the go-to nail brand for beauty professionals, industry insiders, celebrities and women of style in over 100 countries. essie is committed to safe standards with an award-winning line of nail care products and more than 900 shades created to date.