Nail Care Tips

Nail care tips can help you improve the look and feel of your nails. Visit HowStuffWorks to find these great nail care tips.

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How many coats of nail polish are necessary?

If you want to make an at-home manicure look halfway professional, you need to apply your polish like a pro. But how many coats does that take exactly?


What would happen if I never cut my fingernails?

Trimming, buffing, polishing, adding some bling – many people spend hours perfecting their manicures. But did you ever stop and think what could happen if you simply let them go? You might end up in the book of Guinness World Records.

Are acrylic nails unhealthy?

Acrylic nails are a great accessory for our style-oriented readers, but there are a few caveats to be aware of if you choose to get them.

The Story Behind 14-Karat Nails

Rihanna wore them to the 2012 Grammy Awards, but could you imagine rocking 14-karat gold nails on your own hands?

Lasting Color? No-Chip Polish Examined

You love nail polish, but you hate dealing with the constant chipping. What if you could guarantee that your polish stays put for a couple of weeks at a time?

What You'll Need to Avoid Brittle Nails

Chew on this! Brittle nails are frustrating and unattractive...but totally fixable. Check out the ways you can get your nails in tip top shape.

Totally Magnetic: 3D Nail Art Tricks

From stripes and chevrons to polka dots and animal prints, there are all kinds of fun ways that you can paint your nails to add a little pop to your style. Take your nail art to the next level, by adding some 3D nail art elements!

Real Men Get Manicures, too!

The nail salon used to be a women-only realm, but more and more men are getting their nails done by the pros.

Accessories: Nail Stickers vs. Polish Strips

Remember when painting all 10 fingers and toes in black nail polish was the hot thing? Trends in nail fashions have come a long way, baby, and it's easier than ever to decorate your digits.

5 Things You Should Not Do Before Going to a Nail Salon

A trip to the nail salon or the day spa is a great way to pamper your digits, but don't undo all the good before you even get there.

3 Reasons Your Nails Are Naturally Dark

You're probably familiar with the type of nail discoloration that occurs when using dark nail polish. But if your nails are naturally dark, there may be something more serious going on.