Not only does nail color make a statement—it
tells a lot about a personality, say nail experts.
Next to the face, the human hand is a person’s
most expressive feature—and your clients will
be looking to you, the professional, to make sure
they’re in tip-top shape.


Nail shape and color speak volumes about personality
and are a reflection of the client’s style. Short, square
nails always work for dark colors, but OPI’s Suzi Weiss-
Fischmann, executive vice president and artistic director,
says her go-to nail shape is the squoval, a square with
slightly rounded edges, because it is universally flattering.
“Squoval is always a favorite of mine,” she says, “and will be
a frequently worn look for the new year.”