I’ve always been a sucker for futuristic look of holographic nails, but the last time I tried it, the only option I had was a regular polish with a “special” base coat that hardly looked holographic at all. Now, there’s a new way of doing it that gives your nails an extra flashy effect while also lasting as long as a regular gel manicure. It’s essentially a gel manicure with a holographic powder over it. The powder is always the same, but the base color can be anything you want. Changing the base color changes the shade of hologram you get. I went with a regular white base this time, but I’m interested to try black which gives it more of a gasoline effect or a pastel pink or purple which is a bit more unicorn-like. If you want to try this, call your nail salon and ask if they do the holographic powder gel manicure. I’m excited to experiment more with it this summer!
Photography by Ashley Burns