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What Your Nail Shape Says About You

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Nail lovers who are looking to take their nails to the next level often want them shaped aesthetically. Some like them real, while others opt for the artificial ones. And as the nail industry continues to evolve, nail lovers have an array of shapes they can pick to flex their creativity aside from just the conventional ones.   

They can be stiletto, coffin, oval, square, round or even almond-shaped!  There is such a diversity with each shape telling a few things about the enthusiast who has them. If you too enjoy expressing your personalities and individuality through your fashion and style choices, read below to see if this fits you or someone you know!

Stiletto – You’re chic and edgy.

You need to visit a nail salon to get this shape done, as stiletto nails have to be professionally filed or sculpted to a smooth, thin point. Taking its name from stiletto heels, stiletto nails basically suggest really pointy nails as part of their appeal. They are chic, edgy and they stand out. In fact, they don’t even need a lot of polish or nail art to stand out, although they’re even more dramatic that way.

One main tip to keep in mind when you visit your nail tech is that you need some length to pull off a stiletto. So be sure to keep your nails long before you visit your nail salon. We strongly recommend that you visit NailedxLashed in Singapore to get your nails or other aesthetic services such as eyebrow embroidery done. 

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Coffin – You’re confident and decisive. 

Coffin nail lovers, rejoice! Like Rihanna, you’re confident and decisive, and you can handle anything or anyone who stands between you and what you want. This is evident from charismatic A-listers like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian whose coffin nails and fame have quickly overtaken the world.

Coffin nails, also known as ballerina nails, are named for either the angular shape of a coffin or the flat toe of a ballerina’s slipper and have a tight C-curve, tapered sides, and a straight free edge. This nail shape requires your nails to be ultra-strong, so if you don’t have strong nails, you may get your nail tech to use acrylic or gel to build up the length and durability to carry this style off.  

Almond – You’re on-trend, yet meticulous.

Long for fabulously glamorous nails, but want to avoid the edgy danger of stiletto nails – that’s you. You stay current with the latest trends, and even go the extra miles to research about beauty standards. But as trendy as you are, you are meticulous and pay close attention to detail. To carry off your part, your preferred nails will have to be practical yet adventurous. 

While almond nails look less dramatic, they are arguably the most universally flattering nail shape. This is because the softly tapered finish is super stunning and gives every finger shape a feminine, sexy, and captivating look. If you’re going to get it done at a professional nail salon, you may consider nail accessories like drawings, decals and stickers, nail jewels, nail charms and three-dimensional (3D) nail art.

Also, make sure your nail tech aligns the narrowest part of the tip of your almond nail to line up with the center of the nail, both from above and when looking down the barrel of the nail. That way, you can get away with wearing these fingernails  for a long time. 

Square – You’re bold and formal.  

Square nails look best on long palm and fingernails. So if you have long, slender palm and fingernails, these will be the type of shape you can flaunt. These little squares create the perfect nail art for someone who is strong, bold and has leadership qualities. It also reveals a tendency towards formality and quick thinking, and the shorter the nails, the more mindful the personality. 

Flaunting square nails in 2021 is going to be an absolute yes-yes for nail enthusiasts as we’ll likely see fewer long shapes and a natural gravitation toward shorter, squared-off styles. This shape stands out with a wide variety of nail accessories such as drawings, decals and stickers, nail jewels, nail charms and three-dimensional (3D) nail art.

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