We can say that the shape of the nail is the most important
aspect of the nails whether they are natural or technical nails.
Always the shape and the length of the nails should fit
perfectly with the customers hand and fingers !
the nail technician is the one who can advise you best in
choosing the perfect
nail designs and shape that will fit both: hands and
also your personality! The basic forms are :
Stiletto nail shape
As features, the nail tip is strongly pointed, with rounded
edges. In case of a French, the nail bed must be optical
prolonged necessarily with a cover a product and French, is
desirable to have a very deep smile.
Stiletto nail shape makes the women`s hand look more
delicate, because of the length and design which can be a simple
and always elegant French, to a colorful design, hand-painting
accessorized with jewelry or three-dimensional flowers. A good
technician can help you choose the ideal size and shape of your
Stiletto nails .Those are making wonders for hands with short
Stiletto nails are perfect women who would love to
adopt a unique, modern look that will put them in the spot
light. It is said that women avoid stiletto form because they
fear the lack of convenience, but the truth is that Stiletto
nails are as comfortable as other forms of nails (square, oval,
bridge, edge, etc.), some people considering them as the most
Pipe nail shape
The name "pipe" is perfectly suited to this form. It is a new,
modern, look which comes more popular every day.
The edges are perfectly parallel, the peak is close to
the nail tip as in the shape SQUOVAL nail shape. Nail tip
curvature seen in profile is very deep, like a half circle. It
is a shape of nail that requires experience and skill of the
photo by Snezhana Lunyova
Edge nail shape
Surely, the edge shape it is an unconventional shape, which does
not fit everyone. You need a special style and personality and
of course, the environment in which you operate - work, school,
etc.. - should allow you to wear such a manicure.
The shape is well defined, nail bed is extended in the
shape of "V", the edges are perfectly parallel, and the tip also
ends in "V". Most people are saying that it resembles to a
"roof" nail, because of the nail profile the free edges form a
perfect "V" . These forms fits better geometric designs that
follows the edge of this robust nail-shape.
The creator of the shape "Edge" is Valentyna Denysenko.
Almond nail shape
Almond shaped nails is a graceful form, which cam be worn at any
length wear (S -> XXL).
As longer as it will be, as beautiful she can look,
and the nail technician will have more space to develop his
skills in Nail Art.
This shape is even great even at a big length, and
because of the lack of corners (as square-shaped nails) or the
"peak" increased (see Stiletto) it`s very easy to wear because
they do not pick up the fabrics.
photo by Egerszegi Szilvia
Oval nail shape
Oval shape is quite popular as a convenient form that tends not
to pick up the fabrics as easily as the nails with a square
shape. Oval nails are common among people with long, perfect
nail beds. Most often this type of nail has a natural look and
looks very good in a short-medium length.
This nail form is clean, feminine shape and easy to
adapt for the modern and active woman. Oval nails are curved in
the free edge and can be worn with nail lacquer, French or Nail
Art, like all natural or technical nails. Like an example, you
can do a nail enhancement with an oval shape, for a customer
with short nail bed, adapting the length to their fingers
Square nail shape
The square-shaped nails are the most famous between the nail
shapes. Women choose the square shape often, because it is the
most common form of nail. The image of the square-shaped nails
it is a "classic" one and most often associated with the French
white or the red color. But pay attention! This shape does not
fit everyone`s fingernails and hands! This rule is applying
especially for the persons with a short nail bed/deteriorated
nails - in this case, the nail tech should do a prolongation of
the nail bed with a cover product (gel or acryl), so the nails
will have a longer aspect! These way the nail will seem more
healthy and beautiful!
TIPS: If a customer with a very short nail bed wants a
manicure with technical nails and she chooses for a square
shape, the technician must guide her to go for a short to medium
length, otherwise the nails will not look at all naturally! If
she chooses a medium nail size and ( like an example) a
permanent French,this must be built carefully, with a very deep
smile line, whose corners go down to the third part of the nail
photo by Egerszegi Szilvia
Obele nail shape
The Obele shape belongs to its creator, Virginie Dolle who say
few words about this nail form :
"The shaped-nails Obele are made with GEL UV. : 4
worked faces by leaving of a straight prism on a triangular base
on a Stiletto. Aspect: nail is triangular in profile and seen
from above, presents four different faces. This shape is very
strong, more stable than a Stiletto. It may seem aggressive, but
many people love it just for that something special out of the
ordinary, it`s an unusual!
This shape was called Obele, because of its similarity
whit a dagger and a triangular obelisk ( consisted of three
parts: a base construction ensures stability, a trunk that thins
to the quadrilateral summit and a break in slope at the high
meeting to get the shape of a pyramid).
I love to write and I liked the idea to give my shape
a name that refers to literature. The typographic sign Obele in
the shape of cross (+) has for equivalent the more recent shape
of the dagger. It`s used to punctuated text."
author Maria D. - more informations on