We asked star of Guinness World Records 2018 Edition and owner of the world’s Longest fingernails on a pair of hands (female), Ayanna Williams, to share her top tips on how to grow beautiful long nails.
1. Have patience…
It takes time to grow long nails, so you must be patient. Ayanna has been nurturing hers for over 20 years and they now have a combined total length of 576.4 cm (18 ft 10.9 in)!
There are many challenges associated with growing record-breaking talons – such as learning how to perform household chores, like washing dishes, without breaking them.
“It takes me longer to do anything than it would take other people, because of the length of my nails,” says Ayanna.
3. …And strength
4. Use good quality nail polish
“Nothing but the best for my nails!” says Ayanna.
The Texan nail technician uses 2-3 whole bottles of nail polish when giving herself a manicure, and it can take up to 20 hours.
She recommends sticking to lighter colours, as dark shades can stain the fingernails.
5. Use a nail hardener
This will help keep the nails clean, strong and prevent breakages.
6. Stay out of crowds
Long, delicate nails and big crowds of people don’t mix well – Ayanna avoids busy areas at all times!
7. Glue broken nails back together
Don’t panic if you break a fingernail, you can use nail glue to reattach the broken part.
8. Love your nails!
You can find out more about Ayanna’s extraordinary world record in this story: Meet Ayanna Williams, the lady with the world’s longest fingernails
Be sure to pick up a copy of the brand new Guinness World Records 2018 Edition to read more about the world’s most astonishing and iconic record holders.