What nail shapes and polish colors are best for natural nail clients with short nail beds? Is a French manicure a good idea?
Dark colors and the squoval shape always look great on natural nails, and this will also hide the fact that her nail beds are short. A natural color that has good coverage is also excellent for this type of nail. French manicures, of course, can work great with a little extra work. The goal would be to create the illusion of a perfect nail bed and a thin white free edge. Pick a natural beige or a pink color that is not too sheer to cover her nail bed. Polish with one or two coats, then paint a thin white free edge over that. This will give the illusion of a perfect nail bed with a beautiful French. – Somer Downes is director of education for LCN.