Lecture on the basic structure of the nail

With Katie Miles
Duration2 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


Discover the basic structure of the nail in this foundation MHD tutorial. You will explore the different parts of the nail and how they work together to provide protection, growth, the sense of touch, and decoration.

Members can also download our Basic Structure of the Nail fact sheet.

Technical skills

  • Epidermis
  • Eponychium
  • Free edge
  • Hyponychium
  • Keratin
  • Matrix
  • Nail bed
  • Nail plate
  • Nail root
  • Nail wall


Contributor: Katie Miles
Model: Billy Hasan
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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