Holographic nails are one of the most popular nail trends out there right now, and it’s no secret why. This shiny, shimmery nail art is so eye-catching that it’s hard to look away. First made famous when Gigi Hadid wore a chrome nail polish to the 2016 Met Gala, this trend has made its way across Instagram and into the heart of so many beauty bloggers. So if you are looking to up your manicure game, try out holographic nails and see what a game changer they can be.
Holographic nail color comes from regular nail polish that has had a special pigment added. This pigment is made up of microscopic reflective particles, giving each nail its trademark sparkle. Holographic nails can be applied at home. First, apply your base layer of polish and topcoat. Gel polish is the best choice to have durable, quality nails. Put the nails under a UV light. Continue to apply coats of polish until your nails are smooth and even. Then brush on the holographic powder using a brush or makeup applicator. Finally, seal everything in with a clear sealing gel, making sure to get the sides of longer nails. There are also holographic nail stickers or decals if you are interested in an easy DIY solution or want to try some more complex designs. Once dry, you will have nails ready to steal the show.
You cannot help but love the way these nails look when they catch the light—they are absolutely photo-ready! Check out some of the hottest designs below to get inspiration for your own holographic nail manicure.
Perfect Pink Holographic Nails
These pink holographic nails have a sheen that is to die for when the light hits them. Their shape is really unique too. If you’re searching for a look that says “understated glam” this pink nail look might be just what you’re looking for. People will not be able to resist a second glance.
This pink holographic manicure is irresistible for its classic look combined with that statement nail you can’t resist. Pair this light pink polish with a statement nail that stands out. In this case, the combination of glitter and diamonds takes this manicure to another level.
If you’re obsessed with rose gold like the rest of us, then these are the nails for you. This rose gold chrome mirror holographic is so reflective they catch the light. Use these coffin-shaped nails for the inspiration for your next manicure, and you’ll be on trend in every way.
This last set of pink holographic nails combines everything we love about a good manicure. The tips are a rose gold holographic nail that are so camera ready you cannot look away. Combined with gold and pink glitter these stiletto style nails are a guaranteed show stopper.
Chrome Holographic Nails
These chrome holographic nails give the illusion of being a subtle, natural nail but when the light hits them just right, they have a gleam that’s hard to resist. Use this manicure for inspiration if you want a look that seems effortless but cannot help shining.
If you think silver chrome nails have been overdone, then it’s time to catch a holographic chrome rainbow. This set of unforgettable nails combines all the stunning beauty of a chrome nail with all the whimsical fun of a rainbow pattern. This rainbow color scheme uses this nail technique to its full effect. The gradient of colors found in a beam of light is captured perfectly in this manicure.
If you weren’t already in love with chrome nails, this gradient nail set of chrome and silver will have you falling in love. These nails play with the light in a way that cannot be ignored. If you are looking for holographic nails that capture the intensity of the design but keep a neutral palette, then look no further. Your next manicure will be perfect.
Black Holographic Nails
This set of black holo nails mixes chrome, crystals, and black for a unique look that is sure to please. This mix of blue, purple, and green color-shifting nails are just different enough to stand out without looking like they’re mismatched. For a perfect balance between fun and sophistication, try this set of nails. Pair them with a crystal ring to draw out their natural sparkle.
These nails are a fabulous mix of matte black with holographic nails tinged with purple and green. The combination of styles draws the eye in, while still keeping things pretty minimalist and sophisticated. Pair this manicure with a set of simple metallic mid-finger and thumb rings for a look that draws in the eye.
Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s got the most beautiful set of holographic nails? This set of black mirror nails is stunning in its effortless simplicity but jaw-dropping shine. For a set of holo nails that is as unique and classic as you are, try this look. Use a white base coat to get the maximum shine.
Fantasy Holographic Nails
This set of holographic nails channels the mermaid charm by creating a manicure that captures the look of scales with the glam and shine of holo nails. Mermaids are known for their enchanting personalities and sparkling appearance, so it makes sense to use this holographic nail look to glow like they do. Bring alive the mermaid magic in an understated and sophisticated way with this manicure.
Nothing says fantasy quite like this set of unicorn holographic nails. Capturing all the magic of unicorns, this super cute and girly unicorn design is as unique as the mythical creature itself. The holographic unicorn horns in this set have a shine that will be eye-catching and irresistible. You won’t be able to help feeling a little magical yourself with this manicure for inspiration.
This set of nails has two tones, making it the mood ring of manicures. No matter how you feel, these holographic nails will help you express yourself. These nails are a fun and fabulous twist on a more traditional rainbow nail. Capturing all the benefits gradient shimmer with a unique look that you can make all your own.
These nails are a fresh mix of graphic patterns and holographic shimmer. Kick your traditional manicure up a notch by incorporating pieces of holographic design into these unique geometric patterns. You can even use a holographic sticker or decal on a nail design for a smooth application. Just cut the stickers at a right angle and carefully attach them to the nail.
- Sticker sheet dimension: each sheet is about 5.12 x 3.54 inch, consisting of 12...
- 96 Various designs available: 4 patterns each sheet, 24 sheets totally has 96...
- Stick well: work great with regular, gel polish, or acrylic nails; Stick well...
Now that you have found inspiration for the perfect holographic nails you are ready to try out this trend all on your own. Try your own unique spin on these vivid and vibrant nails and your nails are guaranteed to be a show-stopping success. Share your different nail designs with the world and inspire others to embrace this fabulous new trend.
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