Nail trends: pressed flowers

Hey guys!

It’s been forever since my last nail post so I thought I’d talk about my new favourite trend. I’ll probably post a round up of all the nail designs I had over the last year too since I only posted a couple of them. So, today’s trend topic is…pressed flowers (押し花 in Japanese).

This isn’t super popular in Tokyo yet but I know once spring hits it’ll be a big hit. More and more salons are picking it up. A couple of weeks ago I went to Nail Salon Shupola in Shibuya with the lovely Emmie. They have a few pressed flower examples in the gallery on their hot pepper page so look at those too.

These are the set I got done. I know the shaping isn’t great, my nails are in poor condition lately. Th design didn’t take very long because they are easier to apply than doing art. I personally think my base is a bit too glittery to show off the flowers but they’re still cute. Most salons weren’t doing the pressed flower look with ‘scattered’ flowers, mostly they are placed sparingly or arranged in ‘bunches’ and ‘rings’. See the examples below of some of the sets from other salons.

park by merry nail & eyelash


jill&lovers shibuya


My favourite nailist that works with pressed flowers isn’t Japanese at all, but Clara based out of Australia. If you don’t follow her on Instagram just do it now because she’s amazing. She also travels sometimes so if you aren’t in Melbourne she might end up near you at some point.


I hope you guys like this trend too! Let me know what you think and try it out!


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