We’re not just talking about gels, dips, and powders (though that too)—we mean the texture, designs, and shape of the nails people are getting these days. Some of them are completely outrageous. We don’t mean to be haters, but we’re not really sure why some of these nail trends exist.
Don’t believe us? Check out some of these weird nail trends below.
This is just what it sounds like—a nail that comes out and spirals like an intricate staircase. It’s usually only done on one finger just to accent the rest of your hand, but we have so many questions: Won’t it hurt if you get it caught on something? Why not just do the whole hand? Don’t you just get the urge to rip it off, like when Elmer’s glue gets on your hand? And above all: Just, why?
Why anyone would want to combine the word “hair” and “nails” is beyond me. Gluing fake troll-esque hair to your nails is becoming a thing for some daring ladies, and we’re not all too sure about it, TBH. Maybe for a Halloween costume, but for everyday life, this seems a bit extra (and strange).
Correct me if I’m wrong, but when you get your nails done, isn’t it so you can have dainty, pretty nails? Not bulging, colorful eyesores? The bubble nail trend entails thick, heavy nail polish in a “bubble” shape on your nails, and we think they make your nails look like…well, a bubble, which is odd.
Duck feet nails
Picture a duck’s webbed foot. Now picture that on your nails. These long, sharp, weirdly-wide nails are a little too quirky—or should we say quack-y—for us.
If you want your nails to shimmer and shine, we recommend a glossy finish, not necessarily getting rhinestones or glitter glued onto them. Bedazzled nails make us a little dizzy!
Guys—this is basically a snow globe, but for your nails. For “aquarium nails,” the nail artist glues together two thick pieces of acrylic nail, which forms a small opening where you can put whatever you want—confetti, water, decals, whatevs. Shake ‘em around, or stare at them like you would, well, an aquarium.
These sharp, pointy nails look like weapons to us. So unless you’re thinking of fighting crime with your fingertips, we’re thinking stilettos should stay on your feet and not your hands.
Extra long acrylic nails
We like long nails too, but when people get these freakishly, completely unnaturally long nails put on, we can’t help but wonder why. We can’t imagine having these on makes it easy to do anything—cook, clean, type. The thought of accidentally breaking one is making us cringe.
The only time we can see this being appropriate is for a little girl—she wants Spongebob on her nails, all the power to her. But there’s something about grown women walking around with replicas of a cartoon character on each of her nails that screams weird. Sorry, but it’s a no from us on this trend.
What do you think of some of these crazy nail trends? Would you ever get your nails done like any of these? Have you ever witnessed any of these in person?