When the pierced nail trend first came around, it was a polarizing trend much like “ugly” shoes and mom jeans. People either loved pierced nails or they did not get them. Period. If you fell into the latter camp, you’ll probably groan when we tell you that pierced nails are making a comeback, however, this time you should actually give them a chance because they’re cooler than ever.
We’re seeing the trend emerge in Korea, namely from the trendy Unistella Nail Salon and its owner Eun Kuyng Park. Unistella is behind some of the hottest nail trends going including wire nails, shattered glass nails and dried flower nails. Not to mention that they gave us a totally new and very cool spin on high heels. Therefore, if anyone is going to help make pierced nails a thing, it’s probably them.
If you follow the salon on Instagram, you will have noticed that they have recently posted a few nail piercing manicures and barbell piercing nails. The edgy manicures feature rings and barbells fastened to the tips of nails at different angles to create a dynamic look. Combined with a matte black nail polish and squared tips, the overall look is very cool.
As with other manicure trends like stiletto nails and furry manicures, barbell nails might not be the best option if you’re planning on doing anything messy or any fine detail work with your hands. However, they are a fun option for a night out. Just make sure you don’t get them tangled in anything.