CHROME NAILS: A New & Shiny Queen of Art Trend
Following the end of the fashion season, it is not only costume, hair and makeup up trends that are updated. The nail trends used during the show also receive attention. Chrome nails, also known as mirror nails, have captured the attention of beauty gurus the world over - the chic look created in a number of stunning shiny colors. With mirror nails being a big hit this summer, available June 25th, 2016, people will likely look for the easiest ways to emulate the trend without going through too much trouble.
What are Chrome nails?
This coolest nail polish trend is happening right now. If clients are not already obsessed with chrome nails, you're about to be. Sure, super metallic and foiled-finish nail polishes have always been pretty drool-worthy. But this takes that mirrored, high-shine finish to the next level. Of course, achieving a chromed-out manicure is not as simple or as quick as a typical, metallic mani. There are quite a few steps, and a lot of curing that needs to happen for chrome nails to look their best.
Chrome nails trend origination
Traditionally, metallic nails have been of the shimmery variety (meaning you can see individual specks of glimmer rather than smooth, full-on mirror-like finish). And in the rare case that they were shiny and reflective in that truly satisfying way, it was because nail stickers had been involved — never polish. But no longer: 2016 shall heretofore be known as the year we, as a society, finally achieved chrome nail success. With the simple but luxurious, chrome nails are being the favorite ultra trend. There are many colors for making a choice.
Frequently asked questions:
|Q||What's different about using this powder to create the effect, rather than foil stickers or a metallic polish?|
|A||Nothing else looks as chrome-like or lasts as long. In my opinion, foil is just an added thing for nail art and it has a different texture.|
|Q||What has the response from your clients who've tried out the chrome nails been like?|
|A||All of my clients are obsessed with them. Everyone who has tried it has gotten it a second or third time, with a different color each time. It also looks great on toes.|
|Q||Is this type of powder something people will be able to do at home, or do you think it'll stay limited to in-salon treatments?|
|A||I think for people who already do their gel nails at home it's easy for them to try this technique, especially because they'll only have to add a few items to their collection of products.|
|Q||Anything else we should know?|
|A||I think everyone should try at least one chrome nail, even if they're afraid of nail art. They'll be surprised by how much they love it, even if they're used to only wearing a simple solid color.|
|Q||Why do you think this trend is taking off right now?|
|A||I first discovered it through Instagram. I think most people discovered it that way or through Facebook or YouTube. These types of powders have been around for a long time, but it's just become trendy and the new techniques are specific to gel.|