There is no denying that the 90’s were full of glamorous, yet flashy and sometimes full-on gaudy fashion moments. From those pesky tendrils we insisted on pulling out of our up ‘dos to “frame our face”, to the skinniest of skinny, over-plucked eyebrows which still haunt some of us to this very day, there were some 90’s beauty trends that we’re more than happy to leave in the past. However, as is the nature of fashion, many trends come back around and this nail trend is getting us all sorts of giddy; bedazzled nails. This time though, these sparkling manicures come with a difference.
Also known as “studded nails” today, bedazzled nails are back and bigger than ever. From crystallisation to metal work studding, nails are statement and the trend that is taking Instagram by storm is going to have you running to the salon for a glam 90’s update.
As with fashion trends, the bedazzled nail trend has come around again, but this time with a 2018 twist. The look isn’t gaudy or offensive, it’s chic and even sophisticated. Nail technicians are doing studded nails in a stylised way and not simply covering an entire nail with inadvertent sparkle. Many people trying out the look have taken the crystals or studs around the edge of the nail, rather than all over. This offers a glimpse of glam without the blinding effect.
Want to try a full nail look? Why not do just one nail per hand? This look layers crystals over a soft pink manicure, which keeps the overall finish feminine, summery and perfect for holidays. The iridescent crystals take on the colour of the base coat, which gives a purposeful and stylish result.
If you want something even more glam, ask your nail tech for metallic studs and coat an entire nail with no gaps. No matter what base coat colour you choose, this is the perfect look for a girl’s night out on the town.
It’s possibly not the most wearable look and we’re not guaranteeing approval at the office, however this creative take on studded nails uses metallic spikes across the entire extended nail. Sure to grab attention, this works perfectly with a black base coat for a grunge, punk-inspired 90’s look that we certainly give credit to the nail tech for creating.
Want to ease your way into this trend? Opt for one of the subtler versions we’ve seen, so far. Choose your favourite manicure colour and add a discreet row of studding along the cuticle line, for a simple and sweet take on bedazzling.
How do you feel about this 90’s nail trend reboot? Whether you feel like going all out with a full set of crystallised talons or plan to ease your way in with a solo statement nail within your minimal manicure, we bet you’re now considering giving it a go. From monochrome to pastel pinks, whatever your style, the bedazzled nail trend will finish off your mani with some serious glam points.