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The 7 Different Nail Shapes: Find What Suits You

October 10, 2017

When it comes to your fingers, there are different types of nail shapes you can choose from. Whether you prefer to shape your nails yourself at home or getting a manicure at the salon works better for you, the main seven types of nail shapes you can opt for are: oval, almond, square, squoval, coffin/ballerina, stiletto/pointed and round.

We break down each style so you can find the one that suits you best. Whether you have long and spindly fingers or your digits are short and stubby and you need guidance on short nail shapes, we have you covered.

See below for the definitive guide to nail shapes.

Nail Shapes Chart

Nail Shape: Oval (U Shaped Nail)

Overview: feminine, classy, classic.

Wear if: you have shorter fingers or shorter hands with wide, stubby nail beds, as an oval shape will create the illusion of length. It’s also a good shape on longer fingers that have wide and short/stubby nail beds.

Best with: nail art.

Nail Shape: Almond

Overview: glamorous, chic, feminine.

Wear if: you have long or short fingers but your nail beds are narrow and long.

Best with: plain, shiny and metallic polish colours.

Nail Shape: Square

Overview: stylish, clean-cut, low-maintenance

Wear if: you have long fingers and long, narrow nail beds.

Best with: block, bold polish colours.

Nail Shape: Squoval

Overview: classic, natural, suits all.

Wear if: if your nail beds are wide and long. Squoval nail shapes will look good on short or long fingers.

Best with: geometric nail art.

Nail Shape: Coffin/Ballerina

Overview: chic, glamorous, high-maintenance.

Wear if: you suit square or squoval shapes (narrow and long nail beds).

Best with: tidy and unchipped acrylic nail shapes with pale polish colours.

Nail Shape: Stiletto/Pointed

Overview: loud, high-maintenance, elongates hands.

Wear if: you have time/money for upkeep, and want to make a statement.

Best with: elborate and pretty (and unchipped) nail designs.

Nail Shape: Round

Overview: tidy, elegant, elongates shorter fingers.

Wear if: you have short fingers with short or narrow nail beds.

Best with: any shade of polish or left unpainted.

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How often should we really wash our hair?

April 5, 2017

 

How often should we really wash our hair???

This is the question I asked my team last week. With so many myths flying around I thought I’d try and get to the point.

These days we certainly wash our hair more than we did a generation ago.

Latest hair-care figures show the UK sales figure for shampoo, conditioner and styling products up by 5%

According to my team their opinion differs according to their hair type and life style.

My partner in crime, Jane, washes hair every day because it gets greasy – Stylist Faye washes twice a week as the dirtier her hair gets the more versatile it is!!

Our manager Jayne, is another twice a weeker and Stylist Abbey every other day as her hair is weak and fine.

Personally, I’m every other day because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered every day!

But what I do feel is extremely important isn’t how many times we wash our hair but the correct products we use for our hair type.

If your hair looks limp on the second day, chances are you’re using a product that is too rich and weighing it down.  That starts a viscous cycle of needing to wash your hair everyday rather than changing your products. The same goes if your hair needs nourishment or smoothing.

That said it also doesn’t harm your hair to wash it every day… if it’s dirty wash it! We wash our bodies every day so why should hair be any different?

So what about not washing your hair at all… doesn’t it clean its self after a while?

Your hair can certainly be pushed back a couple of days by using dry shampoo…. Think festivals, camping and no showers! But longer than that? I wouldn’t recommend it…..trust me I’ve seen, smelt and washed dirty hair………

 

And on that note, I’ll catch up with you later

 

Vicki