As viral beauty trends become more commonplace, it’s becoming a little harder to “break the internet” with a new trend. But visual artist Dain Yoon’s hair nails, which went viral, definitely did just that. Yep, hair nails are a thing, and they’re even more “out there” than you can imagine. Yoon has made a name for herself by posting crazy visuals of herself on her Instagram, which boasts almost 200,000 followers. But Yoon’s latest creation, her selfie nails (complete with hair) might just be her most intriguing yet.
Dain Yoon created her selfie nails by meticulously painting a self portrait on each nail, then glued on “hair” to make the nails actually look like miniature versions of her. Although it’s unclear whether Yoon used real hair or fake, there’s no denying her nails bear an eerie resemblance to her. Plus, the detail on each tiny self portrait is pretty astounding. Yoon managed to take a tiny surface area (her nails) and turn them each into incredibly realistic-looking portraits.
This isn’t the first time Yoon has experimented with altering her appearance to create art, and it probably won’t be the last. But it’ll be hard for her to top her latest look.
The detail on each nail is pretty incredible, right? Plus, you can tell from the subtle differences in each mini Dain that she painted each by hand. It’s actually pretty striking how much they look like her as well. Although it’s hard to tell, it seems like Yoon painted each mini portrait before affixing it to her nail. (Otherwise, she’d have to be completely ambidextrous).
Yoon’s hair nails quickly went viral, and who can blame people for being intrigued about this new nail look? But like many viral beauty trends, reactions to Dain’s look were pretty strong.
Just seen “hair nails” in a Twitter moment. As if wavy eyebrows and roller stillettos weren’t bad enough. Go home 2017, you’re drunk… pic.twitter.com/UKKqU5T2lg
— Mandy James (@mandyjames1979) September 10, 2017
Can’t blame this user for likening this trend to wavy eyebrows, which blew up the internet a few weeks ago (and will probably be forgotten by the end of the month).
Hair nails are a thing. Do with this info what you will. pic.twitter.com/mP20w3lB7b
— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) September 9, 2017
Overall, it seems like the reactions are a little skeptical.
Apparently hair nails are the in thing and now I hate everything. pic.twitter.com/csGNzKO41H
— Julie (@Julie_McGann1) September 10, 2017
Yep, this Twitter user is definitely not a fan.
Y’all with these new trends 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/JvthKfiPGa
— jenova the brat 🐍 (@JenovaJay) September 10, 2017
The comparisons to some of the zany recent eyebrow trends were a common theme.
But these nails are actually pretty par for the course for Yoon, who has built a serious Instagram following by painting visually dynamic self portraits and creating illusions.