5 Crazy Manicure Trends For The Very Brave

Nail it with these haute looks

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The hottest accessory doesn't have to be a handbag or great pair of heels--it's your nails. Nail art has taken the classic manicure to dizzying heights. Thought stiletto nails were crazy? These hot manicure trends take it up a notch for seriously unique style. 

1. Furry Nails


Baby, it's cold outside! Fur isn't just for coats and vests anymore. Keep your hands nice at toasty with furry nails. At New York Fashion Week, Libertine featured models wearing faux fur nails. According to Cosmoeach nail was painted with Vinylux Weekly Polish in the shades "Rubble" and "Cream Puff." Then, brown or white faux fur was affixed to each nail with Super Shiney High-Gloss Top Coat.

2. Eye-Popping Tips


Keep an eye on everything with this outrageous nail tips. The models at the Libertine show accented colorful manicures with bedazzled and jeweled eyes.

3. Astrology Nails


Capricorn? Leo? Your astrological sign can tell a lot about your personality, so why not let it guide your nails? Salons like Enamel Diction In LA offer a personalized reading with a “Colorastrologer” and manicure. Color Astrology is a “personalized and accurate way to determine the right colors for a person; whether it be wearing a color that could induce more self confidence to go after a dream job, to attract more money, more love and romance, or to enhance a persons already existing attributes.” 

4. Heart of Glass

💎💎#diamond #glassnails #unistella

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We love shiny nails but there’s so much a topcoat can do. Enter: Glass nails. This Korean beauty trend was developed by Eunkyung Park (owner of Unistella Salon in Seoul) uses holographic paper called rainbow film to give nails a dazzling finish. For you DIYers, she has little stickers you can buy to try out the technique at home.

5. Wet & Wild Aquarium Nails 

😁🐟🐠💦🐳🐬😁 #AquariumNails

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Let your inner mermaid out with aquarium nails. This wet and wild trend makes nails look like they’ve been submerged in water.  The nails get created using a hollow acrylic nail filled with glitter and a gel. Dive in!

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