NAIL TREND : BUBBLE NAILS
I received several pictures of some unique nail art from nail tech Hoa Bui at Ann’s Nail Salon in Philadelphia. The acrylic nails were built up, not out, in a style she referred to as “short, curve bubble nails” (not to be confused with “water bubble nails,” which are enhancements that feature encased nail embellishments suspended in water).
Bui says, “Bubble nails require building and sculpting of the acrylic until you get the look your client wants to achieve. You have to know exactly where the hump is supposed to be, then slowly build the nails. 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.”