Nails with wire
I continue to acquaint you with unusual manicure trends from around the world. On the agenda is a design that my household grandfather would surely have liked - wire nails. :)
Since nail art has taken off in the last decade, nail designs have become more intricate and original. People are no longer surprised by a simple quality finish, more and more girls are interested in accentuating nails, and in principle, I have nothing against it! :)
Therefore, today I will tell you about another interesting way to diversify your manicure and accentuate the desired fingers - about a manicure with wire. Perhaps now we will more often pay attention to improvised materials that we previously had little association with manicure. :) For this we can thank Ken Park Eun, the founder (and current master) of the famous Unistella salon in Seoul, South Korea.
Frankly speaking, it is thanks to Park Eun that the services of the salon have received such publicity. Indeed, she created some of the most stunning nail designs during her work, often using materials that have never been exploited in the world of nail art before (pompoms, crystals and even mini nail pendants). And her “broken glass” design still does not leave the lists of the most popular manicure requests for girls around the world.
Wire nails, or, more simply, wire nails are definitely different from the already familiar bright, “sparkling” glitter designs from Ken Park Eun, but this does not make it less creative.
The uniqueness of this manicure lies in the use of ultra-thin strands of gold wire on the nails, which turn into a one-of-a-kind three-dimensional design that Ken Park Eun creates with tweezers.
Such a manicure is not only extravagant, but also quite resistant. The gel polish base helps secure the wire on the nails, while the clear top coat makes the whole structure look neater and protects against chipping. There are two options for manicure with wire on the nails. In the first case, the master attaches wire figures directly to the nail bed and completely covers it with a layer of varnish.
The second version is even more extraordinary. The craftsman puts the wire over the cuticle, repeating its shape, then twists the wire into a loop, and fastens it over the nail to create an almond-shaped tip. I'm guessing this variation uses a lot of nail glue to hold the whole thing together. The good news is that with this design, you are not afraid of chips - no varnish, no chips. :)
Park Eun decided to experiment with wire, inspired by the old neon signs that often hung in bar windows.
“When you make neon signs, you have to bend wires to make a specific message. This is a construction of one long wire that is bent to create and connect the letters. I thought that something really cool could come out of this, since nails are also an accessory (like rings for example), and it can be used for self-expression.
It turned out really cool! And at first glance it is not so difficult. But, despite the fact that a similar design can be done at home, the wire nail maker advises not to take it lightly.
"Because it's a wire, you have to make sure that the sharp edges are well finished and secured to prevent contact with clothing and injury."
Without paying much attention to the warnings, many girls have already picked up this trend and are sharing their results on Instagram with might and main.
And especially enterprising sellers sell materials for this design with might and main. But it is worth bearing in mind that most likely, by entering the query "buy nail wire" you will end up with the usual thin wire that you could buy at any hardware supermarket or needlework store.
Whatever it was, but we have another interesting version of the manicure design, which will surely appeal to one of my clients. Therefore, I ran to take a queue at a hardware store, maybe I will also become a trendsetter of some kind, for example, "gypsum nails"! :)