Glass Nails Are the Prettiest New Beauty Trend You're Probably Never Going to Try

So glam. So impractical.

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Just as we were coming around to bubble nails—just kidding, we'd sooner claw our eyes out with razor-sharp talons—there's a new trend that has the internet double tapping their digits. 

Enter glass nails, which are exquisite 3D and glass-inspired creations born out of Korea—because, obviously. The brainchild of South Korean manicurist and founder of Unistella salon, Eun Kyung Park, she's been sending Instagram into a tizzy with her dazzling designs, from holographic patterns, to Art Deco mosaics, to more streamlined negative space looks. 

While these MoMA-worthy looks are surely at the forefront of a whole new guard of nail art (we foresee RiRi and Kylie Jenner jumping on the bandwagon first), there's no denying that these dainty looks bring a whole new level of panic to our fears of breaking a nail. 

Check out some of the most swoon-worthy glass nail looks below:

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Beauty Editor

Lauren Valenti is Vogue’s former senior beauty editor. Her work has also appeared on,, and in In Style. She graduated with a liberal arts degree from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, with a concentration on Culture and Media Studies and a minor in Journalism.