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The Process of Creating Chrome Nails

  • Clean the nails and trim the nail surface as you would during a normal manicure process. Apply base color (optional). Chrome nails can do on either a clear nail or with a base color. But when it's on a dark color like black it’ll get a better result
  • Apply a layer of no wipe gel topcoat, or other gel top coat (non-wipe recommended but not required).
  • Cleanse cured top gel with alcohol (skip this step if you're using a non-wipe gel).
  • Apply the chrome powder using the silicone tools, a gloved finger, or a sponge applicator. Apply lots of pressure and rub until it's perfectly smooth with NO SHIMMER.
  • Brush off excess powders off the nail by using a lint-free pad or paper towel. It’s great if technicians won’t leave any of the excess powder, because it'll leave sparkly, rather than with a mirror-like effect
  • Seal with gel top coat. It would be better if adding two coats to be sure that the chrome doesn't chip.

The Amazon listing says that the chrome effect will only last up to 2 hours without the UV top coat…And if you don't apply the base coat, it won't have a mirror effect. Clients have to be careful if they don’t want beautifully shiny chrome nails for just a few minutes. Fashion doesn’t stop with the clothes: extend the unique style all the way to the client’s finger tips! Just remember, there is no room for boring nails in the fashion world - put a pop of pattern or a burst of color on the tips of your fingers and you feel like you can rule the world. Plus, every TOP nails design is different from the next, with endless possibilities and combinations. The cost for this wonderful service is around 30$-60$ together with your satisfaction.

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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. read more...
While chrome nails could totally still achieve the look at home with the right tools, if clients don't have all of the ingredients, aren't much of a DIY-er, or just don't want to have to clean up a bunch of sparkly powder, clients are probably better off finding a nail tech who can chrome up their nails. However, if you want to give it a go yourself, you'll need the base color of your choice, a gel top coat, a nail lamp, loose chrome powder, and a sponge-tip applicator. It's not actually a polish. The look can also be achieved using glittery and metallic nail polish. read more...

Frequently asked questions:

QWhat's different about using this powder to create the effect, rather than foil stickers or a metallic polish?
ANothing 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.
QWhat has the response from your clients who've tried out the chrome nails been like?
AAll 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.
QIs 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?
AI 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.
QAnything else we should know?
AI 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.
QWhy do you think this trend is taking off right now?
AI 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.

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TOP Nails seeks to satisfy the client with the very best manicure, pedicure, waxing, sculpting microBlading and eyelash extension services in Watertown, New York, by professional nail care experts, in an environment which is warm and welcoming. TOP Nails strenuously abides by all local and state laws and sanitation regulations. To schedule an appointment, please call (315) 782-0979 during business hours or schedule an appointment online at