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People Are Buzzing Over Wire Nails Because 2017 Has Sent Everyone Barmy

by Helen Turnbull Published on 26 January 2017

This is metallic nail art but not as you know it. The humble gel/acrylic manicure has been pushed off its Instagram throne only to be replaced by a DIY equivalent - 'wire nail art' - and the people of the Internet are suitably buzzing.

Welcome to 2017: the year WIRE replaced standard gel/acrylic nails. Did you ever think Instagram would be telling you to head down to your local DIY shop in pursuit of the not-so-precious metal so you could be part of the #wirework web gathering? No, me neither. But this is 2017 and anything can happen.

Exhibit A: wire nails - an art that involves bending and shaping pieces of the household item around the outline of the nail bed and extending it to create an artificial tip. A second version of the micro manicure trend sees people craft mini pieces of abstract art which are then glued onto the natural nail bed.

The buzz trend is the brain child of nail queen Eun Kyung Park who we already have to thank for gifting us with shattered-glass manicures. And while we were low-key obsessed with her previous work, this may be a grower, not a shower. An upside is that the wirey creations don't come with a cancer risk but can you imagine the pain of catching yourself on one of those sharp tips?

손톱이 길었으면 네일🙃 #fakenail #wirework #unistella

A photo posted by 유니스텔라 네일_박은경 (@nail_unistella) on Jan 20, 2017 at 6:22pm PST

#linework 좋다 🙃#wireworknail #unistella

A photo posted by 유니스텔라 네일_박은경 (@nail_unistella) on Jan 20, 2017 at 10:00am PST

❤ #wireworknail #minimalove #unistella

A photo posted by 유니스텔라 네일_박은경 (@nail_unistella) on Jan 13, 2017 at 6:58pm PST

#linework 해봄 궁금해서 자야지이제😴 #wireworknail #unistella

A photo posted by 유니스텔라 네일_박은경 (@nail_unistella) on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:06am PST

😘#wireworknail #unistella

A photo posted by 유니스텔라 네일_박은경 (@nail_unistella) on Jan 24, 2017 at 5:46pm PST

Will you be joining the #wirework gang? Let us know your thoughts @soFeminineUK

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