Square False Nails
About Square False Nails
Nails matter, full stop. For many people, nails are a way to express personality and indulge creativity. We do a lot with our hands, and having nails which we are proud of can increase our self-esteem and confidence.
Meticulously manicured hands are no new thing, even though celebrities such as Kylie Jenner would have you believe otherwise. A desire for great looking nails has been coveted for years. Back in the day, beautiful nails equated to a healthy and wealthy lifestyle, something which is perhaps still partly true today. Nail trends may change throughout the ages, but our obsession never seems to wain.
Going back in time to the Victorians or perhaps even earlier, nail care was all about creating a sense of hygiene. Well looked after hands alluded to a better lifestyle where individuals had time to invest in their appearance and well-being. It was the exuberance of the 1920s that started the manicure as we know it today, propelled by the lifestyle of the flappers, readily photographed with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other… manicured perfectly, obviously.
When did square nails become fashionable?
With the emergence of better false nail products and the popularity of acrylic nails, the 1980s saw influential pop stars sporting longer nails with squared off tips. The look was purposely attention grabbing and gave extra edge to pop stars such as Cher or Madonna. Fast-forward to the 1990s and the square nail was still dominating, but frequently women opted for shorter nails. In Britain, the 1990s saw the rise of the “ladette culture” where women actively rejected feminine styling and the shorter square nail fitted perfectly with those goals.
Is the square nail still on trend for 2022?
Apparently, the oval nail is the most popular trend of 2022! Or at least that is what the fashion experts are telling us. And whilst there are some suggestions that square nails are past their best… many women are not prepared to let it go. If you are still favouring the shorter length square nail, here are some of the hottest square nail designs currently trending.
Chrome Square Nails
The 90s and noughties offer a treasure trove of trends, including short square nails. However, if you sported a set of square nails the first time around, perhaps you are keen to update the look. Chrome nail finishes are currently all over the gram, so find your perfect polish and sport with a square nail. An instant update.
Be Current, Wear Coral
Shorter square nails are very practical, but that does not have to mean boring! In the last two years, the French Manicure has been reversed and reinvented. Opt for nude nail beds with coral square tips. This style ensures your look is up-to-date and grabs attention for all the right reasons.
Square, Short, Subtle - In Neutral Shades
Disclaimer, this look works best for people who have naturally long fingers! It is all about keeping it simple. Natural shades of polish paired with a square tip offers a timeless elegance. Advance the aesthetic further by choosing a matte finish, perhaps in taupe.
Let’s be honest, salon manicures can be a costly business. In the current financial climate, salon manicures may seem like a frivolity we need to forgo. However, self-esteem and morale are equally important, so why not enjoy all the benefits of salon standard manicures at a more affordable rate.
Kiss False Nails - Brush On Gel Nail Kit
Enjoy a salon experience in the comfort of your own home. This product provides you with square nails in the traditional French manicure style. Apply the square tips before layering the nail bed with the gel activator. This look is great for day to day wear, and it will ensure you are always looking your best. A great money saver.
Invogue False Nails Square Medium Length - Wine Red
A perfectly autumnal nail, ready to cosy up with spiced pumpkin lattes under warming woollen blankets. These nails are an excellent choice for individuals who want to stand out from the crowd, but still remain practical. Advanced technology ensures these nails fit seamlessly to your nail bed, working equally well for occasion wear or day to day activities.
Ardell Nails Nail Addict Natural False Nails - Natural Square Long
Short square nails offer practicality, but sometimes we just might need a bit more glamour. These longer length square nails are intentionally eye catching, whilst remaining the right side of sophisticated. Finished in a natural hue, they also offer a versatility, matching with a wide range of outfits.
Invogue False Nails Square Medium Length Coco Brown
Brown nails may not seem like an instant hit, but the shade is really having a moment. If you are looking for a manicure with a fresh vibe, this is your go to. Replacing predictable winter shades of merlot or maroon, brown is being tipped as the new black. These coco brown Invogue nails are universally flattering, particularly lending a warmth to fairer skin tones.
Sosu By SJ False Nails Square Medium Length - Seashell
Selecting a manicure as a bridesmaid can be a difficult challenge. You want your manicure to look on point, but you don’t want to detract from the bride. These sparkly nails from Sosu are a great bridesmaid option. Nude in colour, but finished with a high gloss and subtle sparkly detail. The medium length will ensure you can successfully carry out all your bridesmaids duties, whilst the superb fit will ensure your nails feel secure.
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