Skip to main content

Shirlie's Guide to Nail Shape






When I sit down with my nail tech, Larita @blackonxy nails there are decisions to be made.  How long, what shape, what color?  Seems pretty  straight forward right?  But  that is really not the case.  There are so many options.  I want to discuss the 12 options for shape.  I want to break down all the different shapes.. So please check my guide to nail shapes so you can make an informed decision.


12 Different Nail Shapes




Graphic of 12 different nail shapes




1. Square Nails

The name pretty much speaks for its self.  This nail is square, flat on the top.  It has a sharp corner.  This nail does not flare out or tapper in.  If you have short nails or narrow nail beds this shape should prove to be flattering.




                                                       @blackonyxnails


2. Round Nails

This shape starts with straight sides and then curves at the edge. This usually follows the natural shape of the fingertip.  This is very flattering on a short nail.

Round Nails Tutorial | 3 Easy Steps To Get This Classic Nail Shape


3. Squoval Nails

This shape is flattering to most.  It has a softened corner with a flat edge. So if you hate a sharp corner this shape is for you.

        @blackonyxnails


4. Oval Nails

Oval nails are filed down on the sides in addition to the tip.  This shape is more extreme than round and makes finger look more slender.


Shape Your Nails Perfectly Oval! | Tips, Tricks, and Nail Care ...

5.  Almond Nail

Like a oval nail it is filed along the sides.  Then the wall is tapered in to a round peak.  Your natural nail are to weak to hold this shape and in mu opinion should be reinforced with gel or acrylic.
Almond Shaped Acrylic Nails



6.  Stiletto Nails
This shape has drama built in.  This shape start off like the almond shape, but the base is much wider ending with a very drastic point.  

No photo description available.
@blackonyxnails

7.  Ballerina Nails
This shape is essentially the stiletto nail, but with a square rather than pointy tip.   They are also called coffin nails.  This shape resembles  ballerina slippers or a coffin.


Image may contain: one or more people and closeup
@blackonyxnails


8. Lipstick Nails
This shape is inspired by the angle cut of a fresh tube of lipstick.  This square nail style slants diagonally. This is very unique I have never come across this before writing this blog. I am really feeling this shape I am going to try it.

Lipstick Nails Prove Your Nail Shape Is Just as Important as Your ...


9. Flare Nails
This shape is also known as the duck bill shape.  As the name suggests this shape flares  upward and out.  



10. Edge Nails
Edge nails have a less aggressive point in comparison to the stiletto.  When being created with acrylic this shape has a ridge through the center of the nail leaving the appearance of an edge.  

13 New Nail Shapes You Didn't Know Existed (2020)


11. Arrowhead Nails
Arrowhead nails are a less severe version of a stiletto nail. The point is shorter and softer.

Examples Of Beautiful Long Nails To Inspire You | Negative space ...


12. Mountain Peak
This shape is very similar to the stiletto.  It os shorter and less pointier

Mountain peak shape | Nail shapes, Cute toe nails, Nail shapes squoval


Please check out Avon's Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel

BENEFITS
• Base coat
• Protection
• Strengthener
• Vivid color
• Gel-like finish
• Shiny
• Top coat



Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - 1Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - 1
Dazzel Pink                                           Glimmer

Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - 1Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - 1
Very Berry                                                   Mint to be


Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - 1
Purpulicious




Extend the life of your manicure! Glides over nail color to boost shine and gloss. Reduces chipping and cracking to help protect your mani.

FEATURES
• Increases gloss and shine in nail color
• Reduces cracking and chipping
• Protects your manicure
• Locks in color and shine
• Does not contain formaldehyde or Toulene

Gel Finish Top Coat - 1




This is my opinion of Black Onyx Nails

La Rita provides a clean, comfortable, and professional environment at her nail salon.  
La Rita offers lots of options on color and style, she is very creative.  She does mine and my daughter's nails. There is something for everyone.
SHOUT OUT TO 
Larita Oden
Black Onyx Nails
Clinton Township, MI

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Vitamins Needed for Healthy Skin

Research suggests that some vitamins might play a key role in skin health. In many cases, these vitamins are most effective when a person applies them directly to the skin. Following a healthful, balanced diet that is free of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies may improve skin health by boosting overall health. Vitamin A Many multivitamins contain 100 percent or more of the recommended daily intake of  vitamin A . Other  good sources of vitamin A  include carrots, dark leafy green vegetables,  sweet potatoes , and  eggs . Retinoids, including retinol, tretinoin, isotretinoin, and similar chemicals, are manufactured forms of vitamin A. B-complex vitamins Several  B-complex vitamins  may improve skin health. The water-soluble vitamins are readily available as supplements, including as supplements that include all 12 B-complex vitamins. Research into the role of vitamin B-complex supplements is promising, though inconclusive. A  2018 study  found that vitam

SKINCARE: HOW TO TREAT THE 4 TYPES OF WRINKLES

Skincare:  How to treat the 4 types of wrinkles Known by many names crow's feet, laugh lines creases, WRINKLES   Unless you have found a way to cheat father time wrinkles are in your future.  Wrinkles are a defining characteristic of  the natural aging process.  Superdrug surveyed 2000 women.  The beauty retailer found that by age 29 women are worried about aging.  There top concerns are wrinkles and sagging skin. Did you know that not all wrinkles are the same? As a matter of course most believed that there were two types of wrinkles. Dynamic Wrinkles -   Those lines that develop from facial movements, such as smiling. Static Wrinkles - Lines that form due to loss of elasticity and collagen, which causes the skin to eventually sag.   In 2006 researchers at the university hospital of Liege, Belgium published a study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. In this study they  identified four different categories of wrinkles. Th

Oily Skin

MY OILY SKIN WHAT CAN I DO? Oily skin occurs when the sebaceous glands make to much sebum.  This waxy, oily substance protects and hydrates the skin. The ironic thing here is that you need sebum to maintain healthy skin.  As with most things in life too much sebum is not good for you.  This can cause clogged pores and acne.  To manage oily skin it is recommended that you follow a skincare process.  Let talk about oily skin.  What does it look like? How can you treat it?  What are some ways to prevent it?  INDICATIONS Oily skin often affects the face, but can affect any area of the skin.  Signs and indicators of oily skin consist of:  a glossy or oleaginous presence * Huge pores on the skin * Sporadic or persistent pimples * Congested pores and blackheads * Skin looks thick and coarse TREATMENT I want to give you 6 tips that will diminish the symptoms of oily skin if it is problematic for you. 1. Wash regularly