No time for a professional manicure? For easy at-home maintenance, try this video’s tips on how to file and shape your nails.
What You Need
- nail clippers
Follow These Steps
Trim nails straight across
If your nails need a trim, snip them straight across (don’t shape) with a small pair of nail clippers.
File nails into box shape with rounded edges
For nails, a square shape with rounded edges is practical, classic, and won't catch or tear as easily as oval-shaped nails.
Tip: Always file nails in one direction; filing back and forth can cause splits.
Buff and shine your nails
Gently buff nails for a little shine. This also stimulates circulation beneath the nails, which will help them grow.
Tip: A double-sided emery board can perform a multitude of tasks, from filing to shaping and buffing.