Picking out the right type of manicure for yourself requires way more than just choosing the look you like best (although I’ll admit—that’s a good chunk of the decision process). You’ll also want to factor in the upkeep for that specific mani type, so you know what it is you’re signing up for. In other words, think long and hard about whether you’re cool with spending two hours with your nail tech every couple of weeks or whether you’d rather the flexibility of changing your nail color any time you want. To help figure out which manicure fits your look and your lifestyle (and your budget), I interviewed salon owners, nail techs, nail artists, and manicure experts to bring you the facts. Keep scrolling to figure out which of these 20 popular manicure types is best for you.