With endless nail art options available, what’s the best one that suits each nail shape? Masako Sasaki, Dashing Diva nail artist, shares tips on how to create nail art according to short, long, oval, round and square nail shapes. Read on for how to make your clients’ nail designs look even better.
Stilettos … for all sizes
The stiletto nail style is an elegant way to amp up any look, and the good news is that it’s not only for longer nail lengths. “Stiletto nail design on short nails is a funky shape, so you want to go fun and crazy! Choose loud colours and pop-art designs, such as ice-cream and hearts. For long nails, the stiletto shape offers a sexy and sophisticated canvas for jewelry-like design,” says Sasaki. Dashing Diva Get the Look kit in Red Dutchess comes with a complete kit for easy embellishments for a siren-hot stiletto look.
“This is my favorite nail shape! It makes fingers look longer and thinner,” says Sasaki. “The oval shape can accommodate any type of designs, from subtle solid colours to a very busy artistic design.” She adds that the oval shape lets clients work and play freely with their hands without worrying about ruining their nails. Give clients’ oval tips a polished look with Dashing Diva’s Get the Look Mirage or Go Wild kits.
The round shape is a great choice for nail art on clients sporting shorter nails. Masaki also says that similar to the oval shape, the round nail shape can accommodate a variety of designs, such as Cubist Delight in the Dashing Diva Get the Look kit collection.
Do some of your clients work in a conservative environment? “Out of all the shapes, the square is the most basic, everyday one,” says Sasaki. She recommends ombré colouring, light or neutral shades and complementing shades to clothing choices. A neutral choice that can be modified with glamour is Dashing Diva’s Cake Walk Get the Look kit.
Nail design by Jessica Parti, Nail Nerds Academy, Toronto