Futuristic! Wire nail art is high maintenance but pretty amazing

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Nail trends come and go, and after a few seasons of extreme looks like fur nails, knitted nails and the flip manicure, we're ready for a more subtle way to express yourself using your nails.

Wire nail art is the minimalist, futuristic manicure of our dreams, and the artistic look is high on our must-try list. 

The trend comes from the entrepreneurial Unistella nail salon, which is renowned for its revolutionary nail looks. 

The look varies from creating aerodynamic arched tips, cuticle embellishments and artfully crafted all-over designs. 

"When you make neon signs, you have to bend the wires to make certain lettering," Unistella owner Eun Kyung Park explained to Marie Claire.  

"It's one long wire that's bent to create and connect the letters. I thought this was really cool and since nails are an accessory, I wanted it to be used for expression. Like rings."

Using painstaking precision, Park contorts the thin wire to her every whim using a tweezers and a hell of a lot od dedicated concentration. 

 

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This look is best lest to the professionals, but if you're doing it DIY, it's important to remember to give the wire a perfect finish so it doesn't snag on clothes or damage your skin (anyone who took metalwork in school can attest to this).

 While this look may be a little high maintenance, we're dying to try it out.

To the hardware shop we go. 

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