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The Bubble Nail/Hump Nail Trend is Breaking the Internet Right Now

Avatar • Aug 1, 2015

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.”

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

https://www.pinterest.com/onicholas90/nail-designs/

https://www.pinterest.com/onicholas90/nail-designs/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rklPUCY3Vbc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rklPUCY3Vbc

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcx7y_vzDvc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcx7y_vzDvc

http://www.nailsmag.com/blogpost/101934/bubble-nail-art-a-new-trend

http://www.nailsmag.com/blogpost/101934/bubble-nail-art-a-new-trend

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://nowaygirl.com/fashion/would-you-wear-these-hump-nails/

http://betatinz.blogspot.com/2015/07/can-you-rock-this-new-nails-trend.html

http://betatinz.blogspot.com/2015/07/can-you-rock-this-new-nails-trend.html

http://easynailtutorials.com/videogallery/curve-nails-bubble-nails-hump-nails-part-1/

http://easynailtutorials.com/videogallery/curve-nails-bubble-nails-hump-nails-part‑1/

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!

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eljjai
eljjai
5 years ago

can you say infection?

R Says
R Says
5 years ago

Nay

Sammy
Sammy
5 years ago

This looks horrible. Why. Just why.

ldo
ldo
5 years ago

If these nails are on a food server, I’m exiting the restaurant fast!

Cathy0001
Cathy0001
5 years ago

pass

CurlyTs
CurlyTs
5 years ago

Turrible

Sophie
Sophie
5 years ago

This is what I was thinking. They are aesthetically displeasing to me because humped nails are a sign of a few diseases. I believe people should be able to alter their appearance as they wish (within some bounds of generally agreed upon decency) but I’m not a fan of this trend and think it is off putting.

Alt-K
Alt-K
5 years ago

Nope.

LBell
LBell
5 years ago

I have to agree…even though I fail to see why anyone would do this, I can say that about a LOT of other body modification techniques including 32″ straight weave (yeah, I said it).

Also, this is the first I’m hearing of this and yet it “broke the Internet”…which reassures me that I’m not as much of an Internet addict as I sometimes think I am, lol.

kia
kia
5 years ago

this is disgusting. especially the one where the nails curve over the finger tip…i’m not a health physican or anything but i don’t think it’s healthy to have acrylic placed over your finger tips like that. asking for an infection.

Torie Amza
Torie Amza
5 years ago

This looks so creepy and gross.

KeepitOneHunnid:)
KeepitOneHunnid:)
5 years ago

this ish is ugly.…and this thick acrylic look has been out down here in florida

NicoleJButler
NicoleJButler
5 years ago

Right? How do you even handle your… (ahem) “toilet hygiene” with that on??

Zinoubia
Zinoubia
5 years ago

Nay… i dont think anybody could make that look good

Concerned_Natural
Concerned_Natural
5 years ago

No BGLH.….. just.…..no.……

Djadjazz
Djadjazz
5 years ago

no thanks I’ll pass on that…

Mahogany
Mahogany
5 years ago

I don’t get it. I just don’t. The one that wraps around the entire finger ??

Destiny Parker
Destiny Parker
5 years ago

ewww 🙁

Furo Dublin-Green
Furo Dublin-Green
5 years ago

They look very ugly

redpaperlantern
redpaperlantern
5 years ago

I no longer judge people when it comes to most simple body modifications, like fancy-pants nails. Human beings have been modifying their bodies since we began to walk upright, to be honest. What I like about then is that they are not super long and they are brightly colored. What I dislike is that there is so much acrylic that is applied to the nail bed, which doesn’t allow the nail to ‘breathe’. I am no medical doctor, so I can’t speak to whether it will cause a nail bed infection. Overall, although they are not my taste, I think… Read more »

Me
Me
5 years ago

These are definitely amusing. They look like candy drops.

Hair Anomaly
Hair Anomaly
5 years ago

Yeah.……No.

brianna
brianna
5 years ago

They remind me of little colorful snails…please don’t come around me with these…

saywhoandwhat?
saywhoandwhat?
5 years ago

I know that no one will ever give black women credit for this, but this is creative as FCK. I knew ever since I saw the first white girl post on pinterest about an intricate nail design that black women were going to have to change the game. Although, I don’t particularly like most of these styles (except maybe the pink one), you have to admit this is not what anyone saw coming and it is creative as FCk. #JetsonNails

TheChosenWon
TheChosenWon
5 years ago
Reply to  saywhoandwhat?

How is this creative? It’s literally taking an already stupid trend and making it even dumber. You can tell who actually likes shit like this, it’s the women that don’t work a damn day in their lives.

Dopamine69
Dopamine69
5 years ago

It’s a stupid trend! Looks like nail clubbing which can be a sign of a lung or metabolic disorder! #NotCool *smh*

kecola
kecola
5 years ago
Reply to  Dopamine69

That’s the first thing I thought too! To have that shape to your nail naturally is a reason to be alarmed since it’s related to something being wrong health wise. These “hump nails” just look like decorated diseased nails!

Rauney-HappyHairJourney.com
Rauney-HappyHairJourney.com
5 years ago

Lol. I’m gonna start a new trend. Poke two holes in a bucket and slap it on my head. Then glue the tracks. Don’t judge me, the “Bucket Weave” is gonna be all the rage…

dedesantos
dedesantos
5 years ago

Weird

MalagasyGirl
MalagasyGirl
5 years ago

… tragedy

Pocahontas45
Pocahontas45
5 years ago

thats is worse than those pointy nails

Alicia
Alicia
5 years ago

I don’t know why but that creeps me out. O.o

Christina J
5 years ago

Ugly and a dumb trend #next

Rose
Rose
5 years ago

I’m not feeling that look at all! 🙁

Philly Jawn
Philly Jawn
5 years ago

This is old philly girls did this in 2004 and hated it then and now

Lucky502
Lucky502
5 years ago

No thanks. I’ll stick with the original!

Lillian
2 years ago

This is not the first time I have seen such a manicure. My clients do not understand such a manicure and I agree with them. But if you want to make yourself such funny nails, then why not?

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