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Should nail length factor into color choice?

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Should nail length factor into color choice? Are there specific shades that look best on short nails or best on long nails?

A.

Short nails look really good in strong colors, for example black and dark brown, but the nails have to be well-shaped (into either square, squoval, or round).

Long nails will look good in any color. However if the wearer wants to tone down the length, she can opt for the French look (it can be a combination of other colors beside pink and white) or go for glitters and shimmers.  

— Catherine Wong (ecsalonce.blogspot.com) is a Singapore-based nail tech and competitor who has written nail art step-by-step books including Nail It! and NailQ Signature.

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