(Closed) Can a Manicure Fix This?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Can a manicurist fix this?
    No. Cancel your appointment. : (10 votes)
    14 %
    Yes. Go ahead with your appointment. : (45 votes)
    62 %
    OMGosh your nails are disasterous! What did you do? Rub your hands down with sand paper? : (2 votes)
    3 %
    My nails are worse than yours/about the same as yours. Don't feel bad. :P : (16 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you want all the nails to look the same theyll have to cut the others down, but I dont think it looks that bad, just needs a little work.

    Post # 4
    Member
    380 posts
    Helper bee

    Are you getting a straightforward manicure? If so, I’d say cancel and wait until your nails grow out a little because it gives the manicurist more to work with. And by the way, as an ex-nail biter, I can positively say your nails are lovely, they are actually quite nicely shaped and a good length and I have seen MUCH worse. πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Just file that one so it is the same shape but shorter and get them done – it will grow and then you can file the others to match once it’s a reasonable length

    Post # 7
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    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think you should go ahead with your appointment, but I wouldn’t get shellac because I heard it’s rough on your nails, so if you want to grow them shellac wouldn’t help.

    Post # 8
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    1736 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you pick at your nails…don’t get Shellac your first time out. It’s an awesome product and I use it all the time, but once the polish starts to lift…if you peel it off you can cause some serious damage to your nails. You have to regularly go in to have the Shellac removed if you want to keep your nails at the healthiest.

    With regards to the French tip…it is going to look a bit strange with one nail being super short. I would follow the suggestions of PPs who said to file down the other nails and wait a couple weeks for them all to grow back to a length that a manicurist can work with. Your nails are FINE! They just need some growing out and then a French manicure will look FAB!

    Post # 10
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t think your nails would look right with a french tip since they’re so short. I would stick to a solid color.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @inky_1:  Be careful with Shellac on thin nails. Don’t peel it off! πŸ™‚ Good luck and have fun!!

    Post # 12
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I think this is totally fixable. Go asap; at least then you’ll know well in advance of the big day. Good luck!

    Post # 13
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am a nail biter so I have had nails like yours. Personally, if it were me, I would wait since your nails will look a little uneven with the “bad nail” looking shorter than the other ones. My nails grow fast, so about 2 weeks later, mine will look fine again. If yours is like that, I would just wait.

    However, if you do want to go through with it, I would definitely go with a solid neutral color (that blends in with your hand – e.g. pale pinks, nudes, peaches) instead of a French tip. French tips typically look best on longer nails as otherwise, the white is well into the pink/nude area and it will make your fingers looks short and stubby.

    With regards to gel nails, my manicurist says the formulas react differently on different people. For example, she has good results with Shellac and Gellish but OPI will not stay on her. I’ve only done Gellish (both solid and French) and I’ve had good results with no peeling/chipping so far.

    Post # 15
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    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @inky_1:  I have nails like yours… thin, they peel on their own, they like to start to break reeeallly low near the quick (do people have qucks? – or just dogs? They break low enough that that tender nail bed will be exposed if I cut them at the hangnail.)

    I’ve had decent luck growing out my nails while wearing Gellish and Bio Sculpture Gel (another brand, like shellac).  These products don’t strengthen the nail though – and if I wear them for months continuously, I find that my nails end up a little more brittle and thin.  I think it’s because as careful as my trusted nail tech is, she has to push off the gel once it has soaked in the remover, and then they use the light buffer to smooth the base that gets left.

    When my nails are in a condition similar to your pictures and I need them to look nice, I do head to the salon for a gel manicure.  They’re still short, but they’re trimmed, rounded and a pretty color.

    Post # 16
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    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I adore shellac/gel manicures – but like others said, don’t pick them off πŸ™‚ they helped my nails grow from short thin and pathetic into actual legit nails when I got them every two weeks for several months.

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