Members of the nail community have a real flair for creating new trends . . . though some are admittedly more flattering than others. For every holographic powder-coated talon and mirror manicure, there are techs whipping up bubble claws and bedecking others with snow globes. Now we'd like to submit duck feet nails for consideration.
Also known as flared nails, this style consists of an acrylic nail with a tip that is significantly broader than the width of the natural nail. The finished effect (which looks quite similar to the webbed foot of a duck) is surprisingly controversial. "Why all the hate on duck feet nails?" queried a user of Yahoo Answers. "I just don't understand why people say that they are ugly and why some nail techs refuse to do them."
A nail tech chimed in below, explaining that they are actually dangerous to the wearer. "They can easily break off and take part of your nail," the user remarked. "That can be extremely painful." The wide flare on some duck feet manicures could easily get caught on something — far more so than a skinny stiletto tip — and rip up the natural nail below. Besides hurting yourself, you could risk a serious infection.
However, if you're obsessed with duck feet nails, don't let the haters keep you from rocking them! Just be sure to do so with caution. See more examples of the quirky style when you read on.