I’ll be frank. I am not a fan of nail art. I tend to prefer my nails unpainted or in classic shades of red. Maybe I’m boring, who knows. Most of my friends seem to absolutely love everything related to nail art. They do that thing where they only make the ring finger different, or are heavily into the nail stickers. Then there are some forms of nail art that are probably best left hidden away, locked in a vault with the key thrown out. Case in point, these ‘hair nails’ that are causing many to be totally weirded out.
Dain Yoon, a self-proclaimed ‘illusion artist’ recently posted a perfectly creeptacular image to their Twitter page. See for yourself:
Many people told me i should delete those my photos before becoming a new trend ? pic.twitter.com/NZ7FD1dFDM
— Dain Yoon (@designdain) September 10, 2017
Yeaaaaaah. That’s, pretty nightmare inducing if I do say so myself. And I’m certainly not the only one to feel this way. Yoon’s post was re-tweeted over a thousand times, with over a hundred comments, many of which told her exactly how they felt about the strange, hairy undertaking.
Many were just NOT about it in any, way, shape, or form:
Hell nooo…nasty as hell…but cant ignore creativity….
— Marquita Powell (@QueenPowell83) September 10, 2017
Me at all weird AF beauty trends including this one: pic.twitter.com/Uch6LDBadA
— Rosh (@RoshalPatel) September 10, 2017
Live footage of me right now: pic.twitter.com/gkM4JBfiyU
— Vanessa Yanez (@vanessa_yanez_) September 10, 2017
— TheRedWineGal (@TheRedWineGal) September 11, 2017
Some could see the artistic value but not as a trend:
as an artistic design this is really unique but as a trend.. pls no
— Madison I. (@wittyusername18) September 10, 2017
Others had some more technical questions about the whole thing:
Where did the hair come from?!?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/9ccuzVYm8l
— Lyndsey Pike (@lyndsey_pike) September 10, 2017
One person claimed they did this ages ago:
@nailogical already did something like this a year ago KEEP UP
— Sasha ?[team?] (@AyoWagwan_) September 10, 2017
Some folks realized it would definitely be a great and creative Halloween look (imagine handing candy out with these!)
You could use it for Halloween I guess ?
— Choi (@quirkychoi) September 11, 2017
Others even spoofed the idea:
Better without the hair tho! pic.twitter.com/DvDjX877aM
— Bad Boy Brazil (@Bad_Boy_Brazil) September 10, 2017
All that said, Yoon is actually a really incredible and talented artist. They have a much more extensive following on their Instagram, which features some phenomenal work (albeit still nightmare inducing at times).