Nails are a part of your body which you love to flaunt stylishly. You can spend tons on a manicure/pedicure to get your cuticles groomed. Chipped nails are your biggest nightmares and broken nails hurt you more than a broken heart. But did you know there are various shapes of nails you can sport? No? Then this article about different nail shapes that you can try out in your next mani/pedi session is a must-read for you!
This is the most easy and conservative shape of the lot. If you are not too keen on sporting long nails and prefer to keep them short then this is the one for you. You just have to file the sides straight like a square and then round the top into that smooth curvature. Bold dark colours or bright pop hues look best on this shape. You can go for dark, earthy shades or you can also try painting each nail a different pop colour for a fun twist.
This shape along with its strong sides and sharp levelled top is for the trend-loving, fashion-conscious crowd. It is a classic French shape and all you have to do is to get those sides straight and perpendicular to the top edge. You can either experiment with nail art using abstract or geometric patterns on them or you can go for the timeless French manicure in this shape for a classic look.
Oval nails sport tapered nail sides which make your fingers look long and elegant with a graceful, rounded tip. To get that perfect oval shape you just have to make sure to get those sides straight and even and the top into a rounded oval keeping the angles even on each side. Oval shape looks better on medium/long nails and you can paint them in sugary pastels, classic nudes or light metallic shades. They are a total thumbs up for a chic, everyday look.
The almond/pointed shaped nails are the most apt for experimenting with nail art designs. You can use sparkles, nail stickers, nail rings and a whole lot more to make those tips stand out. You just have to file the sides evenly and taper till you reach your desired sharp tip. This shape is perfect for jazzing up your look on a party night or making your nails ready for the wedding season.
A more severe & elongated version of the Almond shape, the Stiletto shape is for those who exude a bold & powerful persona. This pointed shape, with well-filed sides that meet at a sharp point at the top, gives a long & slender look to your fingers. Flaunt this shape in dark hues like navy, oxblood, black or purple and create daring nail art to add rock-chic vibes to your look. You can even go for acrylic nails in this shape if you think your natural nails are nor right for it.
Yes! You can really have nails shaped like the tip of a lipstick with straight sides and a diagonal sloping top. Not one for the faint-hearted, this too is a shape fit for dramatic acrylic nail designs. Be it a themed look like a galaxy art or a rainbow look or any abstract sequinned design, this shape can rock it all. You have to take extra care to maintain the shape of such nails.
Now you are totally prepared to treat your girls to an exotic manicure session at the next sleepover. Show off your nail knowledge and armed with those nail filers & nail paints, let your fingertips do all the talking!