You just scan your nails using your phone camera (holding a business card, Metrocard, gift card, or something similar) and choose your styles — they make the width *custom for you* and will resize for free if the gels don’t fit right. They’ll outlast hand washing, showering, and all your regular activities until you peel them off. For longer lasting results use your own topcoat (or theirs for $8).
Promising review: “I’m 100% a convert to ManiMe’s and I’m never going back. I tried them on a whim after seeing an ad during COVID quarantine, and I’m so glad I did. I have nails that flake and break easily – and normal polish doesn’t stay on, while gels make them weaker with repeated use. With ManiMe, I get two weeks of a salon look manicure…and they protect my nails and help them grow out longer! ManiMe’s look amazing and professional, are easy to apply (once you get the hang of it), and stay on about 14 days. I’m getting so many compliments and telling everyone I know about them. It’s taken a few tries to get the perfect fit and learn to apply them, and I’m still working on getting the edges right, but customer service is really helpful and generous! I’d recommend adding a top coat after the first week, to seal the edge near the cuticle that may start to come up. The only thing that could possibly be better, is if they continue to make more options so I can keep ordering!” —Julia G.
Manime co-founder and CEO Jooyeon Song, a Korean-American woman, was inspired to create an easier manicure solution while at Stanford business school with her future business partner David.