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Top five ways to express yourself with nails

Fancy Red
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Nail art has progressed so much over the last 10 years. Your basic french and white airbrush tips are not going to cut it anymore. As a matter of fact, more and more nail specialists have become more like nail artist's and the requests keep getting more and more intricate. Nail artists all over the world travel to compete against one another, some creating the craziest nails you've ever seen before.

Whether you are young or older, your nails express your personality. You can really tell whether someone is soft and subtle or loud and obnoxious just by looking at their nails. Just like someone who has dirty, never painted nails would most likely be the nails of a hard working human being, that enjoys getting dirty.

Sometimes job requirements get in the way, but there are still ways to express yourself without being too elaborate. With the help of gel polishes, many people who are unable to have extended or artificial nails can still have the gel polish. Gel polishes last longer, and nail artists can do some pretty cool things with them to give anyone a more unique design of their own.

Here are the top five ways to express yourself whether your nails are short or long there is a nail option for you. These five designs are intended to give you ideas around your lifestyle so that you may have the best of both of your worlds. Another great place to get ideas is on pinterest.com because you can put in your likes and have a free-for-all of photo's at your fingertips.

Fancy Red
Fancy Red Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images

Fancy Red

Short but sweet like sexy little hot chili peppers. Red nails don't have to be long to be hot and sexy. They are super glossy too.

Anime Nail Art
Anime Nail Art Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Anime Nail Art

Having something painted on the nail is also a great way to express yourself through your nails these days. Not every nail specialist can hand paint nail art on that tiny little area but there are still many out there that can.

Elegant White Nails
Elegant White Nails Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Elegant White Nails

Change them up here and there with a little accent or a different color on one of them. The white allows you to look good and change it up whenever you want.

Long and Wild Nails
Long and Wild Nails Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Long and Wild Nails

Paint a nail a different color and make it as long as possible please! Oh and don't forget the gold flakes! Perfect for the person looking for all the attention at the party.

Red and silver nails
Red and silver nails Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for GLAAD

Red and silver nails

Short and sweet but with some additional silver accents to give them a very elegant vibe. They look most excellent with a matching red clutch.