This wire nail art trend straddles the line between super cool and super creepy
Every time we think we’ve seen it all when it comes to nail art, a trend comes along to blow our minds, and this time it’s wire nails. It’s definitely fascinating! We’ve seen people with furry nails, water inside nail tips so it looks like tiny aquariums, and even baby scorpions on each digit. This one falls somewhere on the cool-but-creepy scale.
Korean manicurist Eun Kyung Park has been sharing her pretty but slightly unnerving designs on her salon Unistella’s Instagram page, and we can’t stop staring. The thinnest gold wire is applied to the nail over a clear UV gel that lets the natural nail show through. The Seoul-based nail artist applies plenty of top gel to seal the wire in. (We were concerned about the wire snagging on hair or clothing — RIP our stockings.)
It’s definitely a high fashion editorial look, with each nail looking like a piece of jewelry. The wire is gold, so it won’t set off a metal detector, thank goodness.
Apparently Park got her inspiration from neon signs. The nail artiste told Marie Claire:
When you make neon signs, you have to bend the wires to make certain lettering...it's one long wire that's bent to create and connect the letters. I thought this was really cool and since nails are an accessory, I wanted it to be used for expression. Like rings."
We have to admit, that’s pretty cool. If it’s possible to put actual neon lights on a nail, we’re sure Park will find a way!
What do you think? Are you ready to get wired?