Freak out! …Just kidding! Not being able to wear nail polish at work may be daunting especially if you’re ‘all about your nails’ and haven’t had that restriction before. So here’s some tips on how to survive and even get around the “no nail polish at work” rule.
BEND THE RULES
There are some jobs that say you can’t wear nail polish but what they really mean is:
- No Nail Art
- No Long Nails
- No Fake Nails
- No Dark Colours
- No Bright Colours
- No Fun
The last one was another joke, but basically, they don’t want your nails to be at all noticeable. They should blend in with everyone else’s and not draw attention to them. So, this opens up a few avenues. You might be able to*:
- Wear Clear Nail Polish
- Wear Sheer Nail Polish
- Wear Nude Nail Polish
*If you’re unsure whether you can bend the rules, check first
PLAY BY THE RULES
It may be sad, but there are some forms of employment where nail polish is an absolute no-no, and in these situations I would NEVER advise you to bend the rules. This rule is often in the medical and food industry and is to do with if the nail polish chips, risking infection and spread of germs etc.
But just because you can’t wear nail polish to work, doesn’t mean your nails have to look bad. You can:
- Keep them shaped perfectly so they always look neat and tidy
- Buff them if you want to recreate a glossy look
- Keep them super moisturised to avoid dry hands and rough cuticles
…and if you think about it, you’ll have an even stronger love for nail polish when you get to wear it on the weekends/spare time! Which is a good thing 🙂
Are you in a situation where you can’t wear nail polish to work? Do you bend the rules or play by the rules?