Natural Nails

before and after: nail makeover gallery

Our readers perform makeovers every day. Here, we gathered a gallery of “before” and “after” photos from NAILS’ readers and manufacturers. See just what’s possible with skills and the right tools.

Plumber’s Crack

Christie Lovett, a nail tech and Young Nails educator from Ocean View, Hawaii, performed a natural manicure on this male client, a plumber.

Nail Biter’s Delight

Anna Lajourdie, a nail tech, educator, and salon owner from Ontario, Canada, makes over a nail biter’s mistreated nails. Here, she sculpts gels to camouflage a bad habit.

Crooked Fingers

Kelvin St. Pham of St. K Nail Salon in Gardena, Calif., uses acrylic to offset the appearance of a client’s crooked fingers.

Bite Be Gone

Creative Nail Design uses its acrylic products to give a nail biter a new lease on beautiful nails.

Shortie, It’s Your Birthday

inm uses its acrylic powders to create an opaque pink powder that camouflage’s a client’s short nail bed, giving the appearance of a longer, more narrow nail.

Bunny Slopes

Lajourdie uses acrylic and a nail tip to correct a client’s ski jump nails. Acrylic is used to fill the dip in the nail.

Short & Dull

OPI uses its opaque and skin-flattering pink to give a short nail bed a new longer, brighter appearance.

All the Right Curves

Creative Nail Design makes over a client with a too-square Ccurve. The ideal C-curve should be thin and

naturally curved.

You’re Blushing

Brown-Glenn used pink and-white acrylic to give this natural nail client a classic permanent French manicure.

Instant Length

La’ Shaun Brown-Glenn of Nails Naturally in Chicago used a dip system and tips with wraps to give this client long, beautiful nails.

Brand New

All Over Again Nail tech and EZ Flow educator MaeLing Parrish of Columbus, Ohio, uses an electric file and expert application to give this backfill client a fresh look.

Instant Slim-ification

Salon owner and nail tech Amy Becker of Mequon, Wis., uses sculptured gel enhancements to elongate and slim the appearance of this client’s hand and fingers.

Multi Media Manicure

Salon owner and nail tech Amy Abbott of Worland, Wyo., used tips, acrylic, and gel to create beautiful enhancements for this client.

Forever Young

Abbott uses a tip and overlay to give this aging client’s hands a more youthful appearance.

Not So Mellow Yellow

Salon owner and nail tech Mary Metscaviz performed a dramatic backfill on this new client who came in with yellowed acrylic.

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