Your Ultimate Guide for Trending Acrylic Nail Shapes
Just because Kylie Jenner may have ditched some of her gorgeous stiletto nails, or coffin nails and lengths during quarantine in 2020, doesn’t mean Acrylic Nail Shapes have suddenly taken the back seat for all our manicures in 2021! Acrylics are SUPER SUPER popular due to your ability to capture a multitude of gorgeous looks and styles, for long nails, shorter nails, square shapes, medium to long, the list goes on!
A diverse range of different nail art opportunities for each finger, Acrylics allow for different designs, shapes and colours, providing you heaps of choice, for whatever fierce, sexy, or chic look you’re going for! Ignore the 'fake nails' stigma!
Whether you want simple and short French Tips, or a dangerous, eye catching Stiletto look, or the natural nails look, the different lengths, colours and styles are a reason why Acrylic Nails are known for longevity when it comes to what’s trending in world of manicures, nails and beauty!
If you’re looking to potentially try Acrylics for the first time, don’t fret! Contrary to how they may seem, Acrylic nails are easy to maintain (you can ditch your nail file here!), and have low maintenance requirements, whether you’re going for almond nail, oval nail, stilettos and a range of others!
P.S. if you have wide nail beds, or narrow nail beds, don't worry, these will still look great on you!
Here are the top 5 Acrylic Nail Shapes we think will be dominating manicures at every single salon this year in 2021! Ask your nail stylist for these recommendations!
Stiletto Shaped Acrylic Nails
I know what you’re thinking. You just saw a photo of Cardi B on Insta, and you saw her rocking some absolutely sharp, fierce, and modern looking Acrylic nails that you totally want to cop, along with your super duper chic outfit this weekend? Stiletto Acrylic nails are a popular nail shape and have been an on trend choice for years. Maybe you’re at home, just bought your first Acrylic and Hard Gel kit, and you’re looking DIY your new Stiletto tips. Or maybe you’re a technician who’s trying to find the chicest nail shape. Rest assured, these stiletto Acrylic nails are here to stay.
Looking to emulate Kylie Jenner’s (Manicure Queen) Acrylic Stiletto that looks perfect on her slender fingers, we don’t blame you! \
Coffin Shaped Acrylic Nails
Coffin Acrylic Nails have brought us a welcome and elegant switch up in the salon when you’re getting your manicure. Also aptly referred to as the ‘ ballerina nails ', these trendy alternatives for all you self described nail addicts, curve inwardly, stopping short as they round off right at the edge. This provides a wonderful and professional look for your hands that is elegant, modern, and cute. There are very few Acrylic nail shapes that generate the perfect balance between chic, beauty and modern.
Oval Shaped Acrylic Nails
Oval Acrylic Nail shapes is the go-to manicure choice that has withstood the test of time in an age where Instagram, celebrities and trends dominate what’s the hottest trends in nail art, shapes, designs and Acrylics. This classic choice is so popular and forever on trend because of its short, cute and simple look it gives to the entire nail as well as your ability to be completely experimental with the style, and decoration you wish to apply to your Oval Acrylic Nails. Technicians and nail addicts probably don’t need to be reminded that Oval Acrylic Nails are still the most popular manicure choices, it’s why almost every nail salon has oval acrylic nail shape wheels.
French Tip Acrylic Nails
French tips are a simple, elegant yet flattering shape look that seems to be on trend choice as Acrylics make a comeback. A flattering nail shape for all types of customers, maybe you’re choosing to go with an overall Almond, Coffin or Oval tip. Or maybe you’re looking for a simple White French Tip to go along with your Ombre Oval Acrylics. French acrylic tips are near timeless because of your ability to diversify your look, where there are endless ways to incorporate your style, interest and character.
Almond Shaped Acrylic Nails
Almond shaped nails are a super addicting choice if you’re unsure about a particular acrylic, because they look like a natural shape. This classy, dashing and chic style of acrylic seems to forever be on trend (!!!) Like any good acrylic shape style, like the ones mentioned above, almond shape Acrylic nails suit almost any colour, from black, white, ombre, camo, matte, blue, you name it! Almond shapes are suitable for a bunch of different sizes, so whether you’re going for that luscious and fierce look, or a more low key and elegant vibe for your hands, Almond Shape Acrylics are perfect for long, slim fingers.
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