Guide: How to Create Baby Boomer Nails

Dreaming of a set of beautiful baby boomer nails? We're excited to help you get closer to those gorgeous faded pink nails that have taken nail enthusiasts worldwide by storm.

What are Baby Boomer Nails?

Baby boomer nails can easily be mistaken for classic French nails. Baby boomer nails consist of a light pink base, followed by applying a white color to the tip of the nail.

Checklist Before You Start

Before you dive into the process, there are certain things you need to have in order. First and foremost, it's important to clear the table and make space, so you have a workstation with everything within reach. It's also crucial to allocate proper time, so you don't rush through and end up with a result that needs redoing.

We've compiled a checklist of equipment worth having before you start:

It's also invaluable to have a good nail oil to moisturize and care for your nails and cuticles.

Prepping for Longer-Lasting Results

We always recommend properly prepping your nails before applying gel polish. When you prepare your nails, you not only get a prettier result but also experience that your nails last much longer.

For prepping your nails, we recommend:

How to Create Baby Boomer Nails

It's not very difficult to create your own pink baby boomer nails. However, to achieve the characteristic classic look, it's important to use a baby boomer gel in light pink and white.

As soon as you've done the first few nails, the rest will be a breeze. You'll likely quickly develop a taste for this technique, and why not experiment a little the next time you do your nails? You can add nail art to your baby boomer nails, for example.

And now, the long-awaited step-by-step guide:

Step 1 - Prepping the Nails:

All preparation pays off, and it's no exception when creating baby boomer nails.

Step 2 - Apply a Base Coat:

Once you've prepped the nails, apply a thin layer of base coat to reinforce your nails and help the color adhere better. Cure in UV for 30 seconds. We recommend applying 2 layers of base coat for easier removal.

Step 3 - First Color Layer:

Apply the first layer of gel polish to the nail. Here, you'll use the light pink color, which acts as the base for your baby boomer.

Step 4 - Second Color Layer:

Apply the second layer of baby boomer gel to the tip of the nail. In this case, it's the white color.

Step 5 - Blend the Colors:

Now it's time to blend the colors together to achieve a faded look. For this, use a brush - we recommend working wet in wet. Repeat the process if you want a more pigmented look. Once you've achieved the desired result, cure the polish under UV light/lamp.

Step 6 - Apply Top Coat:

Finally, apply a layer of top coat to all nails. The top coat seals the nail and extends the durability. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 7 - Nail Care:

Add the final touch by applying a nourishing nail oil to your nails and cuticles. This prevents drying out of the nails and cuticles.

At Nail4You, we love baby boomer nails. In fact, we love them so much that we've put together our very own baby boomer nail set, containing everything you need to create a beautiful set of baby boomer-style nails.

If you have any questions about how to create the popular baby boomer nails, feel free to ask us for advice - we're happy to share our knowledge about nails and nail products.


What are baby boomer nails?

Baby boomer nails are characterized by creating a color fade, typically consisting of a light pink base and a white color. The transition between colors is softer compared to, for example, French nails, which have a more distinct transition.

How do you make baby boomer nails?

After prepping your nails, you first apply a light pink gel on the entire nail, then paint the nail tip with a white color. Blend the colors together with a brush to create a faded look in the middle of the nail. Finish with a topcoat. Read our detailed guide on how to create your own baby boomer nails.

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