‘C’ curve

This is one of the arches of the nail plate or nail enhancement. It is the curve that goes from side wall to side wall and can be seen by looking down the barrel of the nail plate from the distal end. It can vary, naturally, from almost flat to extremely curved. It is important to view the natural ‘c’ curve when applying plastic tips and also when applying a nail enhancement as it forms part of the apex which gives the nail strength