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Types Of Fingernail Shapes

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1. Square Nails

2. Round Nails

3. Squoval Nails-Square oval or squoval nails are perfect if you're into the flat edge of the square but hate sharp corners.

4. Oval Nails

5. Almond Nails- Similar to oval nails, almond nails are filed along both sides. The nail wall is tapered to end. The end of the nail is shaped circularly. The shape is similar to the shape of an actual almond. Natural nails are often too weak to hold an Almond nail. Hence, most almond manicures are reinforced with gel or acyclic.


6. Stiletto Nails- Shaping of Stiletto nails are spiked. Stiletto fingernails start off the same as the almond fingernails but end at a much sharper point with a wider base.

7. Ballerina Nails- Ballerina's fingernails are the stiletto fingernails that are squared at the top of the nail instead of a pointy tip.

8. Lipstick Nails- The theme of the Lipstick fingernail is from the cut angle of a fresh lipstick. The fingernails are squared nails and slants diagonally to create a unique fingernail shape.

9. Flare Nails- Exceptional wide flare fingernails that look similar to a duck bill. The fingernail flares upward and out.

10.Edge Nails- The Edge fingernail form a point and mimic an edge. The point is less aggressive than the Stiletto fingernail style. If Edge fingernails are being created with acrylics, the edge nail also forms into a ridge.

11. Arrowhead Nails- Similar to the Stiletto fingernails these fingernails point. However, the point on the Arrowhead fingernails is softer and shorter than the Stiletto fingernails.

12. Mountain Peak Nails- Lady Gaga loves the Mountain peak fingernail style. The Mountain peak is similar to the Stiletto fingernails but pointier and shorter.

Acrylic, Gels and Dip Nails

Acrylic Fingernails

A salon technician will mix a liquid with powder and then the mixture onto your nails.

The mixture hardens as it is exposed to the air.

You may notice a strong odor during the application process.

Extenive time with an acrylic product can be harmful if you are not in a well-ventilated room.

Gel Nails

A thin odorless gel is brushed on your nail. After your nail technician applies each coat, you must put your nails under ultraviolet (UV) light for up to two minutes to "cure" or harden the product.

Dip Nails

Dip nails are the latest artificial fingernail trend.

The dip nail treatment is natural, no toxins, and unlike gel polish, there is no UV light, and there is no odor.

The dip nail treatment provides a thicker level of protection to the natural nail.

The best part, dip nails can last three to four weeks.