Originally posted 2018-04-05 19:14:43.
Here is your one stop guide to 12 different nail shapes that will help you choose what anil shape you want. Imagine there are more nail shapes then fingers on our hands so it can be hard to remember all of the different shapes. There are more than 12 nail shapes, but we have picked the most 12 favorite and fashionable nail shapes for you.
Your One Stop Guide to 12 Different Nail Shapes
Oval nails and round nails look alike, but they are different from each other.
Oval nails are when we file down the tip and each side of the nail to create a more extreme curvature then round nails. Oval nails help to make our fingers look or appear slender.
Ballerina nails are also known as coffin nails or coffin shaped nails and can be easily mistaken for stiletto nails. Ballerina nails have a square tip whereas the stiletto nail has a pointy tip. This beautiful shape nail got its name because it is shaped like a coffin and also like ballerina shoes/slippers.
Mountain Peak Nails
Mountain peak nails are very similar to stiletto nail in shape, but mountain peak nails are shorter than stiletto nails.
Square nail shape has been around for a long time. Square nails are straight with sharp corners and flat on top.
Lipstick fingernails is a squared nail style that slants diagonally and looks like the cut angle of a new tube of lipstick.
Almond nails are filed along both sides like oval nails, but almond nails wall is tapered to end to form a round peak that resembles an actual almond.
Edge nails also have a point similar to the arrowhead, stiletto and mountain peak nail shape but the edge nail point is less aggressive. Edge nail extends straight before the edge of the nail are filed.
Stiletto nails have a sharper point and a broader base than the almond nail.
Arrowhead nails are similar to stiletto nails, but arrowhead is not as pointy a stiletto nails and has a softer and shorter point.
Squoval nails are also known as square oval nail and are great because they do not snag on cloth like a few other nail shapes do.
Flare nails are also known as duckbill shape nail and are nails that flare outwards and
upwards and outwards.
Round nail shape is a nail shape that is loved by many people who loves to keep their nail short. Round nails start with straight sides like the square nail but round nails curve at the edges.
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