Lecture on nail shapes

With Deborah Carrington
Duration1 minute
Skill levelFoundation
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Learn about the different types of nail shapes used in manicure and nail art services and their visual effects in this foundation MHD video. There are seven main shapes commonly used in nail services and understanding these nail shapes will inform your creative choice as a beautician, art director, stylist or nail art practitioner.

Members can also download our Nail Shapes fact sheet.

Technical skills

  • Claw
  • Fan
  • Oval
  • Pointed
  • Rounded
  • Square
  • Squoval


Contributor: Deborah Carrington
Model: Rudie Mccree
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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