Welcome to #ManiMonday, a video series in which we show you how to create original nail art designs from a new pro every month.

By Dianna Mazzone
Feb 06, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Manicurist Geraldine Holford’s latest look was a total (brush)stroke of genius—she created a painterly design using a dry brush technique.

Follow her lead by starting with a clear base coat. Then, apply two layers of Essie’s bright-white “Blanc” nail polish ($9; essie.com). Allow the hue to dry completely.

Next, grab Dermelect nail polish in “Provocative” ($14; dermelect.com) and swipe the brush on the neck of the bottle as to ensure the bristles are only lightly coated with polish. Then, create a light stroke at the base of the nail. Repeat the process—this time closer to the tip of the nail and in the opposite direction—using Nars’ mint-green “Thasos” nail polish ($20; narscosmetics.com).

Finish with a matte top coat for a canvas-like finish.