Should they opt for a nail form or a nail tip? Which one is more durable? Which one is faster and easier to execute, and what are the main differences regarding the results?

For some of these questions, there are no exact answers. The more you practice a technique, the better you’ll get at it. Some nail techs already develop a preference for nails tips or nails forms during their learning stages.

One thing is for sure: there are instances in which the form of the natural nails are unfit for tip application. These instances include spoon nails, curved fingernails, and bitten nails. Can you imagine how a fingernail tip would look on any of these?

The beauty and the quality of the nails you create cannot depend on the technique, which is why the answer to the main question is that whichever suits your skills better – work with the technique the comes more natural, that makes you feel more comfortable.

If you’re a novice nail tech using nothing but tips, it might be a good idea to attend a course to learn the form technique – mainly because it will expand your repertoire and thus increase your earning potential, giving you the skills required for creating nail enhancements for any nail form.