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Wire Nails Are The Literal On-Point Trend Of The Future

A South Korean salon has introduced the futuristic-looking "wire nails" trend to the world, and it's pretty freaking cool.

Unistella Salon out of South Korea has been single-handedly responsible for bringing some seriously standing ovation-worthy nail trends to the table. TBH, we still have hearts in our eyes from the glass nails they blessed our lives with. However, the latest mani style to come out of founder Eun Kyung Park's salon is the most futuristic one we've seen so far, and if we go by this, the future is looking pretty damn cool.

 

#linework 해봄 궁금해서 자야지이제😴 #wireworknail #unistella

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"Wire nails" is the seriously-chic, totally-practical trend we are looking for in 2017. Park created the look by forming shapes (cuticle accents, abstract-art, pointed nail tips, etc.) with a thin, gold wire, telling Marie Claire that is a nod to the neon sign. (Which we could totally see!) The clear polish means no chipping, so the look will last, and the adorable-factor means we won't ever want it to come off!

Looking to DIY the trend? Before beginning, Parks advises, "Keep in mind that since it's a wire, you have to make sure the sharp end has a nice finish so it doesn't get caught in clothes."

To create your own wire nails, use tweezers to form the wire into the desired shapes. Once it's manipulated to your liking, stick the wire on top of wet, clear gel nail polish and let it set under a UV light. To finish, swipe on a top gel coat to keep it in place, and voila! You've totally nailed the season's biggest trend, yet. (Lol, not sorry.)

Check out some of Instagram's best for inspiration!

 

New trend #wirenail 😜😜

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히힛 #minimalnail #cuticlecuff

A photo posted by 유니스텔라 네일_박은경 (@nail_unistella) on

 

 

💅🏻💅🏻 #cuticlecuff ❤

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If clear nails aren't your thing, try adding a bold base color for an extra, wow-factor.

 

20170113*** . 冬っぽい爪にした . #nail #wirenail #ワイヤーネイル

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Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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