Confession: We might be a liiittle obsessed with press-on nails, and for good reason, too. Let me lay 'em down for you: 1) They're super convenient—it only takes a couple of minutes to completely transform your digits, 2) They don't require a steady hand the same way that applying traditional nail polishes does, and 3) They come in a ton of different designs and sizes!
While some shops offer more traditional designs for their press-ons, one local nail artist went a step further and created sets inspired by our favorite K-pop groups and artists! Meet: Nails By Nica, a 22-year-old nail artist based in Valenzuela City, Manila. If you're looking to upgrade your concert 'fit and give it that wow factor, her press-on nails will definitely be the cherry on top of a winning OOTD.
Ahead, we give you the deets on how to book an appointment with her or request a customized design, plus some great inspo we spotted on her page:
This Local Nail Artist Makes K-Pop-Inspired Press-On Nails
Nails By Nica Press-On Nails: Price + How to book
How to book Nails By Nica
Nails By Nica is currently based in Valenzuela City, but she also does appointments in Sta. Mesa, Manila. To book an appointment with her, you can fill out this form.
Nails By Nica Services Price
For soft gel extensions, her starting prices are P1,000 for short nails, P1,200 for medium-length nails, and P1,400 for long nails. For gel manicure, expect to shell out P900 as the base price.
For press-on nails, the price depends on the complexity of your chosen design and the usage of additional materials like charms or nail powders. From what we saw on her Instagram page, prices can range from P550 to P1,300.
Nails By Nica Press-On Nails: Inspo
She definitely nailed TWICE's cute and fun concepts with these sets. [Photo credit]
Are you more of a "Bouncy" girl or a "Guerilla" fan? [Photo credit]
3. Tomorrow X Together
TXT's dreamy and ethereal concepts were definitely captured in these pretty press-on sets. [Photo credit]
4. Agust D
If Yoongi is your BTS bias, then you'll definitely love these press-on nails inspired by his alias, Agust D. [Photo credit]
We're in love with these sets inspired by the seven-member boy group's latest comeback! [Photo credit]
6. BTS Jungkook's "Seven"
NGL, we're still not over Jungkook's debut solo single. [Photo credit]
7. BTS Jungkook's Golden
For fans of BTS' maknae and minimalist designs, this set is for you. [Photo credit]
Her sets inspired by Seventeenth Heaven, SEVENTEEN's 11th EP, are just so satisfying to look at. [Photo credit]
9. SEVENTEEN Hoshi
Horangdans will absolutely *love* these tiger-themed press-ons inspired by SVT's main dancer! [Photo credit]
10. BTS J-Hope
If you're still not over J-Hope's solo releases—we know we aren't—then you'll want to add these designs inspired by his studio album and singles. [Photo credit]