Nail salon 80521 | New Paradise Nails & Spa | Fort Collins CO


Different Nail Shapes - Stiletto, Moroccan Almond, Soft Square, Ballerina

Nail salon 80521 - New Paradise Nails & Spa - Fort Collins CO: Different Nail Shapes - Stiletto, Moroccan Almond, Soft Square, Ballerina. Whether it's stressing that your nails are too short for a dark color, or wishing your lifestyle could allow for a stiletto mani á la Cardi B, selecting a shape can mean a war between what you want and what you'll end up asking for. So, you settle on a non-committal "squoval" or "sqround" shape, without truly knowing what you're getting.

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The Look: Shaped long and spiky, with the point curving to the base like a triangle.

The Length: Long nails are a must to capture this dramatic style.

The Shade: Color is less of a priority than safety when it comes to this daring choice. Stone cautions that first-time stiletto stans don't get the edges too sharp, at risk of getting caught on something or scratching yourself.

Moroccan Almond

The Look: Just as there are different types of almonds, [typical] almonds are pointy at the tip, while a Moroccan almond is wider with less of a point at the tip.

The Length: Most people are striving towards having a medium length, natural nail, which complements an almond shape.

The Shade: Those with medium length nails "have no boundaries" color-wise. Go wild with your shade pick.These shapes and lengths give you a great palette to create any trend you want to do, whether it’s popular hues or art.

Soft Square

The Look: A square shape nail with softer, rounder edges.

The Length: This shape is best for short nails, as the sides are rounded so they don’t snag.

The Shade: As long as a nail technician is keeping a color symmetrical and "very clean" around the edges, a darker, bolder color can work on a short and wide nail.


The Look: Similar to the coffin-style nail, with rounded corners.

The Length: Most clients "want a coffin, but they want the corners not to be sharp, so we're softening it just the tiniest little bit." If coffin shape works best on longer nails, it's safe to say ballerina does too.

The ballerina shape can be mixed-and-matched with other shapes for long nails (like coffin or stiletto) seamlessly.

The Shade: Longer nails have less limitations when it comes to color, but a pretty pink would pay homage to the ballet shoe that gave this shape its name.


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