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Being a nail technician, you get to see all shapes and sizes of nail beds.

CHART OF SHAPES

Some are short and fat, some are long and skinny.

LONG NAIL BEDS

 

SHORT BEDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some are curved or bulbous and some are concave.bulbous beds 102D.JPG|Pterygium inversum|Pterygium inversum concave

Some people have “duck” nails….and some people have them made into duck nails!

DUCK NAILS

One trick I learned was to give the illusion of length by making the smile line very curved, or smiley!

L-smile

 

In this case the nail free edge is perfectly proportioned to the nail bed. Completely durable, and very unlikely to break. The structure is perfect!

 

 

 

Or in this case I painted the smile line into a “chevron” point to accentuate these lovely nails.

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You can see how the extreme point makes the nail bed appear very long!CIMG1704_edited