Post # 1
When I was really young, I had the tip of my pinky finger smashed/cut off in a freak accident. Thankfully, the doctors were able to sew it back on, but it has never been a normal looking finger and it is permanently disformed. The nail itself grows really funny, kind of in big chunks and it grows up, not out like it should.
I’ve painted my nails before, and I’ll put some on this nail, but it always looks so strange, because the nail itself isn’t nice and smooth and doesn’t grow in evenly. Because if this, I’ve NEVER gone to get a manicure, mainly because I have no idea what the salon workers would do to make it look nice or if they could do anything! For a wedding I was in once, we used glue on nails and I ended up glueing the nail directly to my skin and it was so uncomfortable and painful, especially when I wanted to remove the nail. But if I do my 9 other nails, it just looks so weird with nothing on my dis-formed finger!!!
So, for you beuty and nail savy bees, do you have any suggestions on how to make my dis-formed fingernail look pretty?
I’ve attached pictures since it is hard to explain what my finger tip looks like. I do file the nail down from time to time, and currently it is filed down (if I don’t file the nail would be higher than the rest of my finger). Sorry in advance for the large pictures.
I’m expecting an engagement soon, and since this is on my left hand there will be a lot more people looking at this hand.
Post # 3
I would suggest you do the glue on nail on just your pinky.. but when you are trying to remove it.. soak it in nail polish remover first and it should come right off. The good salon grade remover too!
Post # 4
The lady who used to do my lcn gel nails was able to reconstruct nails with the gel so it looked as if there was nothing dis-formed about it, you could look in to that
Post # 5
Maybe they could use acrylics or gels to fill in/up the nail?
Post # 6
I would go in and talk the the salon. I would also go to a super nice and probably more expensive salon just because they usually are better and with a nail like that, you want the better nail artists so they don’t end up just gluing it to your finger. There is a way to just glue it to your existing nail but I am sure it would take getting used to. Normally I think trial runs on nails are pointless but I think in your case, it would be well worth it to see what you can do!
Post # 7
Thank you all! I had no idea that they could reconstruct and fill things in. Since I’ve always avoided manicures, I’ve never learned about the different options. I think I’m going to research the gel manicures and find a higher end salon and see what they can do.
Glueing it just to the nail (when not filed down) won’t work because there isn’t enough nail for it to stick good and it comes off right away.