Ever since I saw this video posted by Kandee Johnson (done by nails artist YvyNails), I knew I had to try the chrome nail look. Since then, it’s blown up and tons of salons are doing them, and, as I’m a bit hesitant to DIY until I know the exact process, I decided to find a local nail salon to do mine and take you along with me!
I searched Yelp for “chrome nails” and found Top Nail Spa in Beverly Hills- I called to book and confirm they had the chrome, and I was good to go! When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the entire staff was. I probably had 3-5 people on staff help me at any time from picking a color, showing me the effects of the chrome, talk to me about the best things to do for my nails, get me water, put my bag on a chair, and you know, actually doing my nails. I had a great experience overall.
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I wound up picking OPI’s “Need Sunglasses?,” a bold yellow to put under the silver chrome to make a gold color. I had did a poll on twitter (follow me @oliviafrescura if you’re not already!) asking which color I should get- but I went for the gold, even though the rose gold had won…gold is just much more me.
What kinda chrome nails should I do tomorrow? 💅🏻
— Olivia Frescura (@OliviaFrescura) September 2, 2016
The process took almost 2 hours total, as the removal of my last mani took forever & I had to get acrylic powder on my nails before the gel/chrome, as they are very thin (but super long!), which all wound up costing me $80…super expensive and I wouldn’t do it monthly, but worth it to try the chrome nails trend for myself.
Sound off in the comments…what color would you pick for your chrome nails?