The purpose of performing a client consultation is to
allow us to diagnose the clients nail needs according to her lifestyle,
activity level and nail plate shape or configuration. Taking the
time to perform a consultation allows us to prescribe the proper length,
design and service procedure to help the client reach her/his nail goal.
Look at the clients nails from a front view and one
can see that not every nail shape is the same from finger to finger or
hand to hand. (Fig.1)
The side view will show us the dimension of the upper
and lower arches. (Fig. 2)
The ideal nail shape is one
where the extension edge mirrors the cuticle and sidewall line.