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Acrylic Nail Shapes and Styles

Have you ever thought about the perfect shape for your nails? What suits someone else might not work for you at all. Use this guide to find out about the different types of acrylic nail shapes and styles and what will work best for you.

The almond shape is very feminine and delicate, and considered to be the classical nail shape. It can help to make the fingers appear much longer and finer, and in turn less chubby. However, they don’t let the nails extend and grow, so if you want them to be any longer they won’t be suited to you.The almond has a soft tip with filed sides, but is quite easily broken. If they become damaged then they will have to be filed down to remove the problem, and so some of the length will be lost.

Very popular at the moment, especially amongst celebs and Hollywood stars, stiletto (or mountain peak) nails are long and pointed at the tip. You can either buy them as acrylic stilettos or file them into the shape you want.You can get stiletto nails by filing away and tapering at the sides to create a point at the tip. Unfortunately the shape is usually weak as the area of the nail that gives the strength, the sides, is tapered away until they are practically gone. This means that they typically don’t last very long.

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