During my last trip to Los Angeles I casually picked up a free magazine at a grocery store. It turns out the magazine was about Japanese nail design and salons in L.A. where visitors can find services. We're not talking your typical Vietnamese manicure, but the trend towards ornate, artificial nails. Tourists from Tokyo have found they can get similar nail art services in L.A. but at much cheaper prices than back home.
Here are more funky nail designs and a video on how they're made. I suspect this trend may start raging in Korea since trends seem to travel from Japan to the peninsula.