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Nail 101: A Simple Guide to Fingernail Anatomy

Hello nail enthusiasts! 2024 is a new year and what a great time to get familiar with all things nails. As a nail technician, we often get asked numerous questions on how it is we do what we do best: making the world better one manicure at a time.

Join us as we embark on a journey of nail education and discovery. In the upcoming segments of NAIL-UCATION, we will delve into the many sides of nail care; from the technical skills to shape and create structure, all the way to artistic expression and design of nail art. With each blog post we hope to bring you a little closer to understanding how our nails work so we can appreciate just how unique and special they really are.

Today, let’s take a friendly and easygoing stroll through the world of fingernail anatomy. Think of it as a quick crash course on what’s happening beneath those beautifully polished nails. Ready? Let’s dive in!

Now, let’s unravel the simple and often overlooked parts of the fingernail.

  1. The Nail Matrix (Root): The Brainy Boss

Think of the nail matrix as the brainy boss stationed below your skin. It’s like the director of a play, making sure everything runs smoothly and your nails look their best.

  1. The Nail Bed: The Cozy Stage

Imagine the nail bed as a comfortable stage where your nails proudly show off. It’s like a red carpet for your nails, allowing them to flaunt their unique colors and patterns.

  1. The Eponychium (Cuticle): The Fashion Guardian

Meet the cuticle, or fashion guardian, ensuring your nails stay in style. It’s like a little protector, keeping your nails chic and trendy.

  1. The Perionychium: The Protective Buddy

The perionychium is like a protective buddy surrounding your nails. Think of it as a guard, keeping your nails safe from potential harm.

  1. The Hyponychium: The Subtle Undercover Agent

Lastly, we have the hyponychium, a subtle agent beneath your nail’s tip. It’s like the quiet supporter, completing the team and adding a finishing touch to your nails.

And there you have it – a simple and friendly guide to the fascinating world of fingernail anatomy! The next time you glance at your nails, remember the fantastic cast of characters working together to keep them looking fabulous.

Join us on Mobile Nail Tech Blog when we discuss nail diseases and some of the disorders that can plague these delicate and sensitive structures.


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