Red Chrome Nails Will Be 2024's Hottest Holiday Manicure Trend

It's no secret that chrome manicures in every color with a mirror-like gloss are leading the way in terms of the newest trends in nail art. For example? 

The most recent celebrity sightings using glossy chrome nails include Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner, Zendaya, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid, Kourtney Kardashian Barker, and numerous others.

Glazed donut nails with a neutral polish shade as their base—or even Barbiecore pink colors—were a tried-and-true favorite for mani minimalists who like a more understated look.

They were popular in the spring and summer. However, come fall and winter, 

celebrities in Hollywood are sporting an affinity with bolder pigments like glossy black, chocolate brown, and gunmetal grey, which are receiving a substantial color update.

Red chrome nails are precisely what they sound like: an opaque red manicure base with a chromatic (or glazed) topper that gives it a nearly metallic sheen, ranging in color from near-neon scarlet to deep and black ruby.

Red tips with a chromatic finish are a daring take on the traditional style that give off a high-shine similar to Christmas ornaments, as the “red nail theory” originally gained traction on TikTok’s viral platform.

While there are a few manicurist-approved tricks for doing chrome nails at home, applying a few layers of metallic red nail polish to your nails is a simple way to take advantage of this growing trend without going to your neighborhood salon.

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