10 Nail Art Ideas For the Girl Who Desperately Wants to Dip Into Chrome
Chrome nails… we're seeing them almost everywhere these days and it doesn't look like the beauty trend is about to die down either. #chromenails on Instagram brings up hundreds of thousands of ideas for what you can do to your talons with the mirror-style finish and by the sound of it, the metallic look is about to blow up even more for party season.
One of the only beauty salons to offer the service in Dubai thinks it's doing especially well in the Emirate because it's B.O.L.D.
"I think chrome matches the Dubai lifestyle. We always want something new and exciting here and when a new craze comes in people tend to go a bit crazy for it. This is the same with something as simple as a nail color. The chrome isn't just a color though, it's a fashion statement," We Nails owner Neda Weaving told POPSUGAR Middle East. "Most people coming through our door are requesting chrome and we now have a variety of colors on offer including the gold which is definitely our #1 seller."
It might look like a foil-type layer is pressed onto the nail but the process actually includes covering it in a gel formula. The color depends on what finish you want. Once that's done as normal, mirror powder is rubbed into the nail using something that resembles an eyeshadow applicator (or a sponge in some cases). Prepare to see plenty of glitter glistening in the air directly around you while it's being done! Finally a top coat is applied and sealed in once more with the UV light machine.
"It's quite eye catching and different from a normal gel. People also really love to see how it's put on the nail using the special nail glitter," Neda added.
Watch the video below to see how it's done.