Introducing Chrome, This Season’s Coolest Nail Trend

Introducing Chrome, This Season’s Coolest Nail Trend


Apparently, it’s also one of the most requested manicures

As we enter a new season, navigating beauty changes feels like the right thing to do. A statement hair color or bleached brows are just some of the overhauls that can signal bold transformations, but if you are not quite ready for a big step, a visit to the nail department can be a great start. 

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There is no shortage of options when it comes to nail edits. And while we have witnessed the best of bright hues, multi-colored looks, and classic nudes, this year’s impending rain calls for a more futuristic approach. Enter: Chrome Nails. 

A Futuristic Statement 

Chrome nails have made a name for themselves in the beauty sphere, and are popular among celebrities such as Zendaya, Hailey Bieber, and Dua Lipa. A twist on a classic manicure, this nail trend features a gleaming, mirror-like finish that adds instant dimension to any vivid or neutral tones. It is accomplished by using a rubbing chrome powder or varnish and can even be done in different hues such as gold, silver or copper. Consider it as a softer and daintier version of a classic metallic lacquer. 

In More Ways Than One 

Chrome nails can be interpreted in a number of ways that best match your preference. It is easily customizable. For a minimalistic look, incorporate the multidimensional finish into a neutral nail color. Combining it with a vivid hue can give you a bolder look. And while this trend can be done in any nail shape, a chrome nail can render better on long, almond-shaped nails.

Achieving The Look 

To achieve this look from home, the first thing you need to take account of is preparing your nails. It’s always best to work with a clean canvas. Once accomplished, apply a transparent coat before applying the chrome. The chrome effect can be achieved in two ways, powder and varnish. A chrome powder can deliver a glossy, mirror-like finish, while the varnish can give you a more metallic look. 

Elsewhere, you can always go to your trusted nail salon and have it done. 

As mentioned, a chrome effect can be done in more ways than one. It can be rendered into any look that best matches your preference. To help you get started, we listed down some standout chrome nails that you can use as an inspiration for your next manicure.

Chrome Flame

A metallic flame detail can take any nail design to the next level. Consider combining this accent with a chrome finish for a futuristic yet minimalist look.

Glazed Donut Nails

Glazed nails are making a name for themselves too. This look, which consists of a white polish embellished with a high-gloss chrome, is subtle enough to maintain a classic look while still striking enough to make a statement.

Metallic Pink

While, of course, a neutral polish remains as a staple choice, infusing chrome with color creates an ethereal look as well. Take this photo as an example. The iridescent combination adds a new character to your usual pinks.

Full Chrome

A full chrome look goes perfectly for anyone who wants to achieve this trend without reaching for bold colors. This is an elevated take on the glazed donut nail look; it comes with a more mirror-like finish that creates a statement of its own.

Jewel Tone

Another take on a chrome look is by incorporating gemstone-inspired hues into your manicure. From emerald, amethyst, sapphire, and more, this color will turn heads.

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