Shattered Glass Nails - The Korean Beauty Trend You Have to Try

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Aug. 12
As super dazzling in the summer sun as they are as shimmering under the festive lights, this Korean nail art trend should be your next go-to manicure, suitable for all year round. From the women that brought us the negative space trend, manicurist-extraordinaire Eun Kyung Park has crafted the shattered glass nail trend. Using finely cut iridescent foil to imitate the look of broken shards of glass, the idea is for the ‘glass’ to reflect the light and create an eye-catching mesmerising holographic effect; Just about as close to fine art of you can get in the nail world.
You may already be sighing as it seems as though every week there is a new extravagant concept to try when you visit the salon. But rest assure, although this finished look wouldn’t appear out of place hanging on the wall of an art exhibition, you don’t need to be a nail expert to achieve it. All you do need is some foil nail stickers, readily available online. Simply apply the stickers in-between your last coat of polish and your topcoat and voila! You have created your own masterpiece, it really is as easy as that. 
So without any further ado here is some seriously-instagrammable inspiration.

IG@lvglamnails

A discrete take on an otherwise simple peach manicure. A great way to try this trend if you have to keep it simple for work. 

IG@thelabellife

Jumping out of the screen at you, these dark holographic designs are not for the faint-hearted!

IG@serene_flair

Working just as well on natural nails as they do on acrylics, these square-ovals with a touch of graphic nail art, scream fun.

IG@klawsbykatya

If you love abstract nails, why not try an eye-catching design on naked nails to create the ultimate impact.

IG@nailsbymarymar

Next-level glossy and super reflective these square nails tick all the right boxes.

IG@nailsbykayla816

Feel like you don’t want to dive headfirst into this trend, just yet? What about trying the effect on some accent tips? Just like these cool baby blues. 

IG@theretreat.toronto

If you love a neutral look, this milky white polish with muted foil looks both fresh and clean.

IG@betina_goldstein

Incorporating the negative space and minimalist trend what’s not to love about these cool-girl nails. 

IG@nailedmefancey

Contrasting deep blacks with holographic silvers finished off with a high gloss shine look chic and sophisticated. 

IG@aymehnails

Extra length on these pointed beauties means lots of ground to play on. The ice queen look at its best. 

IG@glitterarty_nails1

A unique take on the coveted broken glass nails, the shimmering disco balls of Studio 54 must have been the inspiration behind these ones. 

IG@migaksalon

As close to a stain glass window as you can get this super cute design on short nails doesn’t overpower but still has maximum impact.
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