If you haven't tried squoval nails yet…why?
We know tastes don't differ just when it comes to nail length. Opinions also differ when it comes to nail shape. Some know exactly what they want when they enter the nail studio. Others are perhaps a little overwhelmed by the question “What shape should it be?” From fancy coffin nails (diamond-shaped angular nails that get a narrower toward the top) to super-pointed stiletto nails, for example, you can decide on a trendy nail shape. Or stay true to the classics: oval, round, square, and almond-shaped nails.
But a new shape has established itself as the perfect mix of angular and oval, trendy and classic. May we introduce: squoval nails—where square meets oval.
Squoval nails are primed to be seen everywhere in 2023 and will take the throne from square nails, which have just returned to the trend radar. But what does “squoval” actually mean? As we mentioned, the trendy nail shape is a mixture of square and oval, but not as hard as the former and not as pointed as the latter.
In squoval nails, the nail is predominantly square shaped with rounded edges, which provides more softness compared to the sharp edges of the angular nails. This makes the nail shape totally flattering and gives a modern twist to two classics.
These nail designs below prove just how wearable the squoval nails are. The shape can be perfectly combined with dark or light nail polishes in nude or pastel.
Most of the time you'll see the squoval nail shape on shorter nails. But it is actually perfect for long nails as well, especially for those who are letting shorter nails grow out. These examples show how beautiful longer squoval nails look:
A criteria that every nail shape must meet in 2023: You have to be able to implement a beautiful French manicure on it. And with squoval nails the answer is quite clear: Yes!
So, at your next manicure, opt not for oval or square, but for the middle.
This post was originally published on Glamour Germany.
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