“Hump Nails” or “Bubble Nails” pretty much broke the internet last week. With news of police brutality sweeping the nation it’s not wonder the images of the latest nail trend have popped in all of our feeds and timelines. Some might call these nails an intentional distraction from the more pressing issues concerning our society, while others (and rightfully so) are enjoying the sheer bewilderment these nails invoke.
Real talk? I thought these were a joke, but apparently they are a real thing. And they’re not necessarily new (although they’re catching fire on social media just now). A 2009 Nails Mag article discusses the trend;
According to nail tech Hoa Bui at Ann’s Nail Salon in Philadelphia. “Bubble nails require building and sculpting of the acrylic until you get the look your client wants to achieve…You start with a ball of acrylic in the middle of the nail, which is the highest part of the hump. The nail has to be thin at the cuticle, then it gradually gets thicker as it gets to the middle of the nail plate. Then from the middle of the nail plate it has to gradually get thinner at the tip of the nail, like a nice smooth hill. The curve has to be perfect.”
As a self-processed Trendnista, far be if from me to cast aspersions on anyone’s choice to partake in what they deem to be a ‘too hot to pass up’ trend. But, what say you? Are you here for the bubble nail trend or are you staring down anyone who would even THINK about sporting these puppies?
And here’s a tutorial for anyone brave enough to try!