New Beauty Trend – Nostril Hair Extensions!

When you’re feeling bored by your look, it can be fun to scroll through the latest beauty trends — the hair color combos being touted as the next big thing. The funkiest nail art. The newest products that promise to make you look extra glam. The more outrageous, the better.
When you’re feeling bored by your look, it can be fun to scroll through the latest beauty trends — the hair color combos being touted as the next big thing. The funkiest nail art. The newest products that promise to make you look extra glam. The more outrageous, the better. Right?
But there’s a line. One where what’s considered a “beauty” trend crosses over to become what many would consider to be the furthest possible thing from beautiful. This is certainly the case with the buzz around “nose hair extensions” because: what? Nose hair extensions? Are we for real right now?

The articles seem pretty convincing, though. They even include posts from Instagram users and quotes from respected medical websites about the importance of healthful nose hair. But, come on. We might begrudgingly accept stylish fanny packs, but even we have our limits.
Which is why we were relieved to find that this latest beauty might not really be all that trendy. After a bit of internet sleuthing, we found that the “trend” originated in 2017 with Instagrammer @gret_chen_chen. She posted a pic of herself with eyelash extensions stuck around the edges of her nostrils and called them “nose hair extensions.”
New Beauty Trend – Nostril Hair Extensions!

If you check out the rest of @gret_chen_chen’s posts, though, you see that the nose-hair extension photo is just one of a bunch of silly images she’s posted. It’s pretty clear that it’s supposed to be funny.

The idea created a brief stir in Oct. 2017 when vloggers Davison and Taylor R. spotted @gret_chen_chen’s pic and decided to give it a try. Here’s one of the better posts about nose-hair extensions and how to work them. It’s from Taylor R., who has more than 360,000 followers on Instagram.
New Beauty Trend – Nostril Hair Extensions!

In her YouTube tutorial, Taylor says she’s doing the nose hair extensions “for fun, for experimental purposes, mostly because I’m home alone and I have nothing better to do.” Davison also thinks the whole thing is a big joke.

Also in 2017, New Zealand makeup artist and vlogger @heygorgeousxxx threw up some snaps of her own lushly enhanced nostril hair. Her photo’s been used widely to illustrate the “trend.”
New Beauty Trend – Nostril Hair Extensions!

Going back to 2017, these same pictures of Taylor R. and @heygorgeousxxx show up in almost every article about this supposed phenomenon. It’s because they’re among the few who’ve done it — this is not really a legit beauty trend that ever took off.

Most of the Instagram photos tagged #nosehairextensions are people joking about the idea. People like @justzophie, who wants to look “like great great grandma”:
New Beauty Trend – Nostril Hair Extensions!

Or @schwaighoferart, who’s doin’ it for the dudes.
New Beauty Trend – Nostril Hair Extensions!