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Are fake nails appropriate for the office? Add to ...

Are fake nails appropriate for the office?

If they're applied subtly and correctly and no one can tell the difference, why not? Just keep in mind that you're in a place of business, so you've got to keep it professional and neat. In other words, stay away from cat-lady claws painted bright orange and diamond embellishments that spell out your boyfriend's name. Opt for shorter lengths and soft, nude shades or try out a trendy navy blue or hunter green, which are huge this fall. Incidentally, the same standard of subtleness and taste applies to hair extensions.

Bahar Niramwalla is a celebrity makeup artist.

Have a beauty question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com.

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