The 6 Craziest Nail Trends We've Seen This Year

From furry to straight up dirty.​

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Just three months into 2016, and we're already petitioning for the MoMa to open up an exhibition dedicated to the next-level nail art that's been popping up everywhere. From the fur-adorned nails we saw on Libertine's fall 2016 runway to those Instagram-beloved mirrored talons, we are mesmerized—and these are our favorite to gawk at:

1. Furry Nails

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Perhaps it was the chilly temps of winter that inspired Libertine to bust out the faux fur and decorate a slew of model talons in the furry stuff. The brainchild of Jan Arnold, style director and co-founder of CND nail polish, the artists painted each nail with their Rubble or Cream Puff shades, then used their Super Shiny High-Gloss Top Coat as glue. 

2. Pom Pom Nails

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The last time we played around with pom poms it was in tandem with popsicle sticks and glue guns at our 8th birthday party. Now as grown-ass women, we're dying to amp up our manicures with the cheeky, fuzzy balls we've been seeing all over Instagram. Personally, we love the one-pom-pom-on-a-statement-nail approach. 

3. LED Nails

Libertine didn't limit their nail adornments to fur—they went electronic too. According to Modern Salon, one model's digits were decorated with beaded nail decals boasting 60 LED-lit Swarovski crystals. The designs took over 200 hours to make!

4. Mirrored Nails

Mogę sobie robic selfki w paznokciach 🙆🏻 #silvernails #mirrornails

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Forget having to whip out a compact to check your teeth—you can now do so with fingernails. From foil decals to shiny silver polish, mirror-like finishes are cropping up all over Instagram and we're loving the disco-ready results. 

#shellacnails #shellacsaratov #маникюрсаратов

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5. Glass Nails

#glassnails ✨🤘🏻#nailmeetsjewelry

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We were first introduced to glass nails this past fall, but if NYFW is any indication, the trend is just getting started. The best part? K-beauty e-commerce site Glow Recipe has parterned with Unistella (the OG salon behind the technique) to create 3D, prismatic stickers you can use at home. You can make your nails as statement-making or pared down as you like.

Unistella Limited Edition Glass Nail Stickers, $8 per sheet; glowrecipe.com.

6. Nasty Nails

Hood by Air loves an unorthodox statement and they definitely made one with their signature "nasty nail" look for fall. Instead of a traditional manicure, the nail artists opted to make digits look dirty with a filthy wash of color and grime under the fingernails. We love an off-kilter approach, buuut we don't recommend this technique for date night.

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