Do you have a sparkly obsession?
Gigi Hadid flaunted her $2000 'chrome nails' manicure from KiSS nails at the Met Gala last year, setting a new style trend
Chrome manicures are one of the most eye-catching nail trends today
One of the biggest nail polish trends currently is the super metallic and foiled-finish 'Chrome Nails' that brings the bling to jazz up any outfit. The reflective metal nails were made famous by Gigi Hadid, when she was spotted with boyfriend Zayn Malik at the Met Gala last year, looking like a couple straight out of the sci-fi world of Star Trek. These nails are now trending everywhere right from the runway, to the red carpet, and on Instagram influencers' walls.
Also known as mirror nails, these are not as simple or as quick as a typical, metallic manicure. There are quite a few steps involved for chrome nails to look their best. The chic look is created in a number of stunning shiny colours and the effect is best described as liquid metal. Applying a highly pigmented glitter dust over a regular gel manicure creates the look. You can choose your favourite gel colour as your base coat and watch as the technicians give it a mirror effect. The process is completed with a gel topcoat that will hold the mirror dust in place for up to two to three weeks. Opting for gelish instead of regular polish lends brilliantly to this trend with its inimitable, long-lasting shine.
Silver and gold are great but one of the most popular finishes is rose gold, which makes you stand out from the crowd thanks to its unique hue. Rainbow, blue and green overlays are also quite in demand. In shades of bronze or gold you can match your favourite stacking rings and bangles for a dressy night out. The nails are perfect for those who don't like to acces-sorise much and want to let their nails do all the talking! The shinier the better!
Some places in Dubai that offer this glamorous and versatile trend:
We Nails: The salon has established itself as the go-to place for chrome nails in the city. It offers a wide variety of options to choose from in stunning chromes and holographic shades. INFO: Skyview Tower, Dubai Marina, www.wenails.ae
Sisters Beauty Lounge: A renowned institution when it comes to shiny nails, the lounge offers chrome nails in a wide range of colours. It can be done on one single nail, or as a full chip-free manicure. INFO: Dhs20 per nail, available at all its branches including Mall of the Emirates and JBR, www.sistersbeautylounge.com
Tao Spa: Located in the newly opened The Mall opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the spa offers chrome nails in pink, green, purple and pearlescent shades. The nails are painted with jet black gel that is cured under a lamp, after which the chrome powder is sprinkled on. INFO: The Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.taospa.com
The Dollhouse Dubai: Here you can get your nails on trend be it in gelish or regular polish and the salon offers an exciting array of colours to choose from.INFO: Starts from Dh140, Al Barsha Branch, Shop 1, Aswaaq Center, Al Barsha South, Dubai, www.thedoll-housedubai.com
En Vogue Beauty Center: Get a futuristic look using a highly pigmented chrome powder that results in a shim-mering manicure. INFO: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, The Walk at JBR and Cluster E, Global Lake View Tower, JLT, www.facebook.com/EnVogueBeautyCenteruae/
Deepa is currently in niffler mode and attracted to all things bling.