Fur Nails Have Arrived and They’re Both Fascinating and Gross

Fur nails have recently been spotted on the runway and they’re pretty amazing looking. The fact that they’re also kind of creepy hasn’t been lost on the online community – which has hotly debated their appeal. They may be fascinating, but furry nails are also kind of gross.

Ever since they first started appearing on the catwalk, fuzzy nails have begun to crop up on Instagram and on blogs. This has motivated lots of people to experiment with this bizarre new trend, trying it out firsthand – literally.

Fur nails were apparently first spotted at Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2016 fashion show, where the label collaborated with CND nail polish. CND came up with this innovative and funky new approach to the manicure.

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These crazy nails were created by Jan Arnold, who is the co-founder of CND nail polish and also acts as style director. Don’t worry, though – the fur is fake.

These fuzzies looked fab going down the runway. To achieve the aesthetic, each fingernail was adorned with Vinylux Weekly Polish in “Rubble” or “Cream Puff” hues. Following this, pieces of brown or white “fur” were affixed with a glossy top coat.

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These days, everyone is trying to jump on the fur nails bandwagon – and the results have been mixed. This woman actually used real cat hair to create her fur talons. Meeow!

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These innovative black fluffy nails are epic! But you have to ask yourself if they are in any way practical. Could you possibly wear them while doing even the most basic of tasks? Probably not.

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These downy-looking pink nails would surely get in the way if you wanted to scarf down your lunch – especially, say, a sandwich. Who wants a mouthful of fluff along with their ham, cheese and onion potato chips?

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This furry nails fan is clearly “Team Jacob.” These odd creations look like werewolf claws. They’re some of longest we’ve seen and they’re positively terrifying – not to mention a bit sickening…

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Some nail artists have adapted the trend in a pretty tongue-in-cheek way. Here, adorable fuschia creatures have been painted on the nails and topped with sprigs of hair made to look like mustaches.

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Brilliantly, this nail maestro has blended the fur nail trend with a pop culture reference. Who wouldn’t want their nails to be decorated with tiny troll dolls, topped with vertical tufts of hair?!

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Another over-the-top manicure idea: stick pink and yellow feathery fur to your nails; add some googly eyes; and – hey presto! – all eyes are on you, day and night.

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Seriously, how are you actually supposed to get any job done sporting these Muppet paws? Although reasonable in length, these brightly-colored accessories are clearly made for a splashy lady of leisure.

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These nails inspire fashion and fear – and bring out the wearer’s inner beast. Next stop: the red carpet… or Narnia? The night could take you anywhere when you’re wearing these babies.

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These extra-long and slightly repulsive fur nails take the term “hot mess” to new levels of extremity. Those strands would definitely get absolutely everywhere!

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Even in the hands of a professional manicurist, these nails would still look a tad off-color. Just because you’re a model, doesn’t necessarily mean you can get away with looking like you’ve got tiny furry animals glued to your hands.

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This fad fan seems to have a love/hate relationship with her fuzzy appendages. The uneven lengths of her fur nails give them a DIY look. Clearly, you don’t need to go to a salon to try out this trend.

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This colorful manicure is described by its creator as resembling “miniature mohawks.” It’s certainly one way to add a splash of color to your outfit…

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As recent box office numbers prove, Star Wars is always in fashion! This nail artist took the cue from the latest reboot and has cleverly designed her furry nails to look like fan favorite Chewbacca.

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From DIY to the runways of a recent New York Fashion Week, fur nails are everywhere. Does this make you want to run for the hills – like a rabid animal? Or run to the salon – like a fierce fashion maven? God knows, we ladies spend enough time at the beauty parlor waxing off hair, so we’re guessing most may growl at this trend.

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