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Types of Nail Shapes

Almond Nails
Almond Nails

A big misconception is that almond is stiletto, but the stiletto shape has a much more drastic point. Plus, the stiletto is not possible on natural nails because they don't have enough strength to hold the shape, meaning that the nail might very well break off in a couple of hours.

Ballerina Nails
Ballerina Nails

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Lipstick Nails
Lipstick Nails

There are so many nail types to choose from at the salon, but there's one that surprised even a seasoned manicure fan like myself: the "lipstick" shape. Rather than the more traditional square, round, oval, almond, or rounded square, lipstick nails are full of drama, filed into a sharp asymmetrical angle at the tip.

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Oval Nails
Oval Nails

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Round Nails
Round Nails

The round shape is really popular at Paintbox, and Schell recommends round nails for clients who tend to think of think of their fingers as short or chubby. Round and almond shapes elongate and makes hands look more slender.

Square Nails
Square Nails

Ask your nail technician to follow the shape of your nail–does it look more round or more square at the moment? And if you are looking to grow out your nails (New Year's resolutions, anyone?) here are Schell's top tips:

Stiletto Nails
Stiletto Nails

Plus, the stiletto is not possible on natural nails because they don't have enough strength to hold the shape, meaning that the nail might very well break off in a couple of hours. If you want this look, opt for nail enhancements.

The Almond Almond Nails
The Almond Almond Nails

The sides are thin, the base is wide, and the nail comes to a point at the top. Ahead, 15 almond nail designs that will have you looking like a damn snack. Ahead, 15 almond nail designs that will have you looking like a damn snack.

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The Oval Oval Nails
The Oval Oval Nails

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The Squoval
The Squoval

A big misconception is that almond is stiletto, but the stiletto shape has a much more drastic point. Plus, the stiletto is not possible on natural nails because they don't have enough strength to hold the shape, meaning that the nail might very well break off in a couple of hours.

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