The nails this year seem to be getting longer and more and more extravagant. If you are hesitant about what shape to tell your nail technician, look no further! Here are some of the most popular trends that have been floating around in 2018.
Longer nails are taking the world by storm. They elongate your hands and make your fingers look slender. Opt for a coffin shape which has slightly rounded sides and a straight top. These nails are prone to breakage though, so be careful when reaching for things. Since these nails are so long they get dirtier easy, so stray away from white and lighter colors. Some of the trendier colors right now are deeper, darker colors for the winter months. Try a burgundy, navy, or even a black the next time you go to get your nails done.
Another popular shape is the stiletto. These nails come to a sharp point, resembling the point of a stiletto. These nails are usually shorter than coffin nails, are stronger, and last longer. However, since they come to such a sharp point, you can be more prone to poking delicate things like contact lenses and thin clothing material. With these nails, you need to be careful not to cut yourself or others around you. These nails also do a great job of elongating the fingers.
In addition to longer nails, more detailed ones are in higher demand now more than ever. Acrylic roses are a fun way to customize your nails and ensure your nails stand out from the rest. Most people have them on the index finger of their non-dominant hand. If roses aren’t your favorite, ask for crystals instead. They are less delicate but just as spunky.
If you just want polish on the nails, try an accent color on the index or ring finger. The best combinations are complimentary colors; so if you want yellow on the nails, grab the purple polish and put it on the index finger. For more detail, ask for some designs. Polka dots or stripes can elevate your nail design. But when in doubt, glitter is always a great addition, and it looks the best on stiletto-shaped nails. If none of the designs call to you, try a matte nail color. These nails are very much in style but are still elegant enough for the office. They look the best on a coffin shape.
All in all, 2018 is all about expressing yourself through your nail design. Try something different the next time you go to get your nails done!