This bizarre new manicure trend paints tiny faces on your nails, complete with long hair

Feathered eyebrows, glitter boobs, tattooed freckles… some of the bizarre beauty trends of 2017 are pretty disconcerting. However, there’s a new look that really takes the biscuit: Hair nails.

This is exactly what it sounds like: Nails made to look like little faces, complete with long trailing hair.

Hair nails

(Dain Yoon/PA)

However, it’s unlikely it’ll be the latest special offer at your local salon. In fact, it was created by South Korean visual illusion artist Dain Yoon, and is more of a work of art than a beauty trend.

“I have always been interested in people,” she explains.

Hair nails

(Dain Yoon/PA)

“That’s why I painted my different facial expressions. They also have long hair, to complete my unique look. I always wanted my work to create optical illusions.”

As with most of her work, Dain chose her own body as the canvas: “I believe that conveying my perceptions through my body is the most effective way to do it.”

 

Say hi???? to Dain1, Dain2, Dain3, Dain4… painted all by myself @designdain ??

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Take a look at some of her other trippy optical illusions.

 

Stuck ____________________________ It's a real painting and not photoshopped.

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It's my 24th birthday ?? Happy birthday to me&me&me&me

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into bits of dain ____________________________ It's a real painting and not photoshopped.

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Unfortunately, bizarre beauty trends have gone so far this year many people didn’t clock that this was meant to be ‘art’.

 

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