NAILS SHAPES

Surely you will agree that nails are the calling card of every woman. We also agree that they should be clean, firm, healthy and, above all, neat. The design is related to their shape and color of the paint that you will wear. Nail cosmetics have undergone many changes and improvements since its inception. In today's article we focus mainly on nail shapes. Some women prefer natural nails, others prefer nail modeling with UV gel or acrylic. Whatever nails you have, the shape is important. Of course, it is subject to fashion trends, but you need to stick to what suits your nails the most.

While at the beginning of nail modeling, square nails were shaped most often (mainly because of modeling on tips). Today we meet many other possibilities.

We will show you the basic and most common shapes and you will surely find one of them.

BASIC SHAPES OF NAILS

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ROUND SHAPE

The round shape is described as one of the most practical. If personal or work mode does not allow you to have long nails, a round style is best. With this shape, you can be sure that it will not restrict you in any way. Looking at the aesthetic side, it sits mainly for smaller women, with shorter fingers and smaller nail beds. If the client has wide nails, this shape can optically retain the nails. And for long fingers, it is advisable to choose a short round, which in turn shortens the fingers optically. This shape is usually used in male clients as it preserves the natural contours of the nail.

Color: any shade from pastel pink to dark black

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OVAL SHAPE

A shape that fits basically everyone. It is very similar to the round, but is more versatile. From a practical point of view, it is also ideal for everyday wear, but aesthetically more elegant. Thanks to the oval end it is suitable for both smaller and longer nail beds. Optically lengthens and slims nails, regardless of the length of your finger or nail bed. The oval shape adds length where it is needed while maintaining a subtle appearance. Still, you should only choose this option if you are a smaller woman and have shorter fingers.

Color: do not be afraid of saturated colors with red or burgundy you can not step next, metallic shades, also are not a bad choice.

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ALMOND SHAPE

If you want to extend your hands optically, you will achieve the desired result with almond-shaped nails. It fits practically everyone and is the most popular shape of the present. If you are a woman with long toes, long nail beds and a longing for nature, this shape is ideal for you. Since this design ends with a fine tip, there may be an accompanying aesthetic effect based on your fingers being slightly tapered, so it is also suitable for women with thicker fingers.

Color: Put on NUDE varnishes, this shape suits naturally.
 
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SQUARE SHAPE

Ideal shape for slender fingers and narrow nails. In many women, this shape dominates. Both because it is relatively simple to implement, and because if it does not overcome their length, so we are talking about quite good practicality. It should dominate, for this we should consider its length. If they are neither long nor short, you definitely will not step next. It is necessary to observe asymmetry, only a short overlap and correct alignment to the hips. It does not suit those who have wide and short nail beds. Here I would probably omit this shape completely.

Color: is the default shape for French manicure, not to worry about dark colors and demanding nail-art. The matte effect looks very good.

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SQUOVAL (Nails with rounded edges)

Squoval is a combination of two words. And that square and oval. It is therefore a combination of two shapes, square and oval. If you are looking for something between these options, this is the ideal choice. It is suitable for those who like square nails, but for practical reasons they do not want such sharp edges. It is more suitable for longer fingers, which looks really unique. Ideally, to have longer nail beds otherwise this shape might look unnatural. Squoval is best suited for various complementary aesthetic elements such as pebbles or ornaments.

Color: as in the case of angular, French manicure or dark ebony combined with a matte effect

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POINTED SHAPE

It's a matter of taste. It looks unnatural, regardless of the overall impracticality associated with the shape. On the other hand, they are becoming increasingly popular with us. They are extravagant and undoubtedly attract attention. The positive thing is that, in most cases, it optically slims the nails and extends the hands of those with middle hands and a smaller nail bed. It is also suitable for women who have longer fingers, but here it is advisable not to overdo it with length, because the unnatural prolongation is rather harmful.

Color: Any color from nude to sieve and dark

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STILETTO

The most typical feature of stiletto nails is the specific shape and length, the nails are filed into a very sharp tip and their length ranges from 1.5 to about 5 cm. They resemble a sharp, thin and pointed knife (stiletto = dagger), in the shape of which these nails inspire and in its longest form belongs to the category of extravagant nail art. They are for women who have nails as a fashion accessory. This type is only made using gel or acrylic, because natural nails never grow to such a length without deformation. It is also necessary to entrust the care of a professional nail polish.

Color: distinctive extravagant decoration, stones, oranges. There are no limits.

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COFFIN or BALLERINA

Recently very popular shape. Coffin is the best shape for long nail lovers. This nail shape, also known as "ballerina", is named after its silhouette that resembles a coffin and ballerina. This shape is specific in its length, tapering with angular tip. The difference, however, is that coffins narrow down from the nail bed and ballerinas later - roughly half the nail. It is more suitable for strong and durable nails, short and brittle nails may not handle this shape.

Color: Look great with neutral, light and matt colors

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Each of us feels good with different nail shape. And what doesn't have to fit one, can look great on another. Good thing we have so many options :)


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