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Popular Nail Shapes Explained – For Nail Techs and Students

In this video Kirsty explains 4 different nail shapes including Ballerina (coffin shaped nail), Competition Square Nail, Stiletto and Edge Nail.



  1. bravo super magnifique gros bisous Martine 👍👍👍👏👏👏💅💅💅👄❤🌹🌹🌹🇫🇷

  2. I see you from Almería,Spain and I loved It…

  3. this is the best video …. i loved to see her trophy's too…. i think that you should do a video on her accomplishments …. WE LOVE HER SO MUCH!

  4. Amazing. Thank u sooooo much!

  5. Lol.. Misspelled the word COMPETITION

  6. Bonjour il serait possible d'avoir les sous-titres en français merci

  7. Hi! It would be nice if you would've an example of a tips for each one.

  8. I used to get acrylics religiously, and before that I bit them religiously.
    Now that they're long, once they pass the end of my fingers a few of them just curl almost straight down. Is there anything I can do to fix this, without acrylic or gel? I still want to keep my own long nails, I've worked so hard to be where I am now!

  9. I love square nails. 🙂

  10. I’m really late oops. But I love that you can see the fingers details just slowly depleting😂

  11. Thank you for doing this!

  12. OMG! First off I love your videos!! ❤️❤️ I had to comment on your pic of the edge nail, looking from the top. Your illustration of the soft part on the apex had me cracking up!!! Take a look and have a good laugh! LOL!! 😂😘

  13. i saw a woman has a penis on her acrylic nail, for real O_O
    a golden penis with diamonds

  14. She even took time to put the cuticle
    Someone give this woman a award she actually gives a damn

  15. I really struggle with achieving the shape. Filing so the sides like even.

  16. how do you pick a shape for you're type of nail… like some shapes look better on different shaped finger nails mine are narrow an have a really defined c curve

  17. Great video 😀
    I always learn something new from you!

  18. Does every shape nail need a c curve in order not to break?

  19. The ballerina does look more like a coffin as you go shorter… I don’t mind the coffin name as I’m a goth chick at heart. But I do agree ballerina looks and sounds nicer.

  20. Itsi bitsi and tun luni…🌼🌸🌹🌈

  21. You should do definitely have workshops. I could learn so much from you as a new nail tech!!

  22. I love your vídeos. I’m a big fan from your work. Thanks for inspire us with your knowledge.

  23. Hi girl, loooooove !!!!!!your work….. I have learned a lot from you and have been so inspired…. you are super talented…. OMG 😘

  24. I thought coffin had.. 4 corners on the end. so the square edge, is filed on each corner…

    "competion square"

  25. You have such an excellent attitude and I LOVE IT!

  26. I loved this Kirsty, I just wanted to ask, you video was very clearly understood from how you showed what the nail is supposed to look like after application. I was wondering if you have done a complete tutorial on form application for each one? I am qualified, but I'm off ill and also I'm confined to my bed, at present and trying to keep up to date with training including some home training – which are certified. One of them however, is driving me crazy because of form fitting and placement. I will not mention whom it is, but prior to doing this course I had no issues with form fitting etc. but now It's doing my head in. This is why I wondered if you had a tutorial that simplified form application and where it is placed prior to application whether the form is straight, tilted up or down, pinched at the end, open etc.? Sorry know that's a lot to ask, but I know your brilliant at nails Kirsty and need advice on the best way to do so your still showing photos of the right way to apply from all angles before product application. I'm a perfectionist even though I'm ill I want to be on top of my game and not be right back at the beginning if you know what I mean. Sorry, not a problem if you haven't I'd just thought I would pose this question to you. xx

  27. Do you see duck feet or flare style nails

  28. Would love a diagram and complete description of a gel pipe nail. Want to try them but it's taking forever to get my courage up! lol Thanks in advance for any replies.

  29. I know this is an old video but about the stiletto nails: omg! I've been getting them for a few months now and they don't have a C curve at ALL, and I've been having troubles where they break. I seriously need to go somewhere else

  30. Can you make a tutorial of your nail design??? (The one you have in the video)

  31. If you break stiletto nails.. "oo look at that I've got ballerina nails!!" XD haha

    great vid, thanks 🙂

  32. you really a great teacher I'm sending it to who's done my nails for years

  33. You make me smile. Thanks for all the great videos!

  34. hi kirsty, I absolutely love your videos, I watch them as soon as they come out. Im just getting back into nails after being out of them for quite a while. Could you please demonstrate some of the different smile lines for me? Thank you

  35. if ur natural nails are really short and u don't have a large nail bed are coffin nails and stiletto nails bad or impossible to do? I normally get squares and and when I went to this nail shop in the mall the woman said I couldn't get the "sharp nail" because my nails are too short and it will break off but said she would do it for an extra 10-15 dollars depending the length. all I was thinking was wtf is this heffa just trying to milk me for more money lol

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