Coffin, almond, what do nail shapes mean?! | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Whether you’re a regular at manicures or are looking for nail inspiration on instagram, you’ve probably heard the terms… coffin nails, almond nails, stiletto nails and more… but what if you’re not fully immersed in the world of beauty (or even if you are!) it can be confusing to keep up with all the new trends and know the meanings to all these words. Here is a little cheat sheet you can use to show your nail technician for you next appointment, use as some nail inspiration, or just to learn a little more!

What are terms like coffin nails, almond nails and stiletto nails even referring to?

These are all describing the shape of the nail! At Prép we work with gel extensions, and after your nail technician has crafted the extension she can now shape the nail to whatever suits your preferences.

Stiletto nails

Stiletto nails are very fierce! They are typically long and pointy… looking something similar to this gel extension set done by Kiyomi! Stiletto’s are a shape that you do need to have long nails for, so most ladies usually get their gel extensions shaped like this and it is less common for your natural nails to be shaped this way! (Unless you have very long and strong natural nails!).

Coffin nails or Ballerina nails

Coffin/ ballerina nails are Kylie Jenner’s signature nail style and by far the most popular shape! They slightly squared but tapered at the ends which elongates your hands and makes them look longer. They also add some extra room for nail art, if that’s your thing!

Almond nails

Almond nails are also quite popular and they resemble what they sound like… almonds! This shape is more rounded compared to the coffin nails (and especially compared to the stiletto nails) but are still tapered at the end unlike “rounded nails” (that’s coming up!).  Almond nails look more natural and don’t require super long nails… you still need some length but you can wear them on your natural nails!

Square nails

 

Square nails look exactly how they sound like… square! They are the same as coffin nails, except they aren’t tapered at the ends.

Round nails

Rounded nails are the most natural nail shape you can get! They work perfectly with either long nails or short nails, on gel extensions or on natural nails.

Do you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at 604-764-6452!


♡ Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here ♡ 

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More Marble Nails! | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Marble nails is a trend  we’ve noticed taking over Instagram every day! It just looks so classy yet simple. Today we have a variation of marble nail art that we would love to show, as well as the possibilities of art combinations you can do with marble art! Some of the art we have been experimenting involve a mixture of different nail art techniques!

One of the techniques we loved seeing on nails is adding a touch of gold to class it up! Gold flakes are the perfect last touch to add a bit of colour to your manicure. (They’re also super fun to add and watch dissolve onto the nail!). You can see how they look in photos 2 and 5! Another way to add gold or other colours onto your mani is by adding metallic striping tape! We used gold in both of the sets we show this, but marble nails also look amazing with other colour metallic foil striping tape- such as a baby pink or a teal-blue. This technique can be shown in photos 3 and 6.

One of our more popular requests for nail art would be black on white marble. The classic! In some of the photos below, we tried out using different colours and different “backdrop” colours to see how it looks. Photo #4 with white on a lighter pink, and photo #3 and 6 with white on pink- one with more opaque pink, and the other with a softer, more translucent pink.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street (Cross street Drake), in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, grad/prom/event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

Spring & Summer 18 Nail Art LookBook | Prép Beauty Parlour

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It’s finally spring, and you know what that means! Off with those cute but annoying to text with gloves, and replacing our go- to Sorel boots for sandals! It’s time to show off our nails!

Spring and Summertime are our favourite seasons to showcase pretty florals and pastel nail arts! Whether it be a set filled with blooming water colour florals, or an assortment of tropical leaves and fruits- they all shout S U M M E R !

A quick note for all the ladies looking to book for gel nail appointments, please make sure to request a booking for gel polish removal as well as nail art! This way the artist and the nail technician can take their time in perfecting the fresh lemons or floral leaves on your nails! Click HERE to book an appointment online!

If you have shorter nails and would like to do extensions, please make sure to request “gel extensions”, rather than gel manicure! (removal + New set / fill + add nail art)*

 

*Prép Beauty Parlour currently does not offer any acrylic nail services

 

To give you some ideas on nail art for your next visit,we have compiled a few of our top gel nail appointments and the inspiration behind them!

Take a look and let us know in the comments below which one your favourites are!

 

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To book an appointment online, please click HERE! If you are wanting to book additional time for gel polish removal or nails art, please email us at info@prepbeautyparlour.com, or give us a call at 604 764 6452!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Holiday Nail Lookbook | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Everybody’s favourite season- Holiday- is right around the corner! So what’s a better way to treat your bestie, mum, or sister (or yourself!) this gift giving season than to gift them the joys of a new set of Christmas nails! From Rudolph to glitters, “don’t know what I want”, is no longer an excuse for slacking on those nail appointments! Take a look at some of Prép’s favourites for this season! To start, the holidays mean festive colours! Stray away from the usual nudes and clears and hit the streets with the classic reds and golds! Set by Jenn: Spicing up the classic red with gold flakes and crescent accent!A darker and sophisticated take onto the red set! Completed with everyone’s obsession- glitter accent nail! Set by Jenn It might not look like it’ll be a white Christmas this year but we can still see snowflakes! How? With the help of adorable hand painted or sticker snowflakes on that next mani! With added touches of the ombré or striping tape and pearls to help bring that look together! Cuteness without the chills! Blue Christmas & Snowflakes with ombré set by KiyomiWarning: This set is extra festive! Complete with an intricate hand drawn of Ol’ saint Nick riding his sleigh across the night, this set offers all that we love about the holiday season! Do you see what the gems create? (Hint: It has just as many ornaments as this gel set!) Christmas Eve set by Aki If you’re wanting to add a factor of absolute adorableness to your nails, how about adding hand-drawn Rudolph to your holiday set? All of Prép’s technicians specialize in beautiful and intricate nail art! Make that manicure a memorable one! Candy Cane Rudolph set by Kiyomi, Sparkly Rudolph set by Haya For more nail art, we’re loving the cabin- vibes of this pastel set! Complete by arrows, gems, and of course, snowflakes. Who could resist a set with all of our favourite art add-ons? Not us! Pastel Holiday set by Aki For those of us who absolutely cannot even think of letting go of the nude gel colours, how about this simplistic geometric set? We’re also loving this set with just a slight hint of red- gotta get out of that comfort some time, right babes? Plus glitters and nudes? Book me in now!

 

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Fairytale Fantasy Gel Mani | Prép Beauty Parlour

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As a little girl, which one of us didn’t love Ariel from the Little Mermaid? Answer? None of us. We all absolutely adored her. Her luscious garnet hair, and her beautifully shiny & scaly tail. So if you’re a lover of all things majestic and dreamlike, then you’ll find yourself in love with the nails we will be showcasing today! Today’s #nailinspo features a few of our favourite summer mermaid & unicorn nails! Complete with pastel scales, holo, and of course, and unicorn horns!

So what exactly makes a fairy tale fantasy well, a fantasy?  Several key factors, read below!:

♡1- Glitter. So. Much. Glitter! Not only does it make the perfect accent nail, but who doesn’t love glitter? Just one shade of glitter (our favourite is silver!), can add so much fun to a set! It is the perfect balance between getting a safe, neutral set of nails, and art-on-every-finger set! Just one simple colour glitter to completely jazz up your set! Whether it be ombre, sheer glitter, or a full opaque coat, whatever it is- we’ll take it!

♡2- Glass nails- Shattered nails became one of the top trends in Korean nail styles just recently. It is simple, yet so mesmerizing and captivating. You can add them to your entire nail, or just a few small detailed pieces to add subtle art. The iridescent reflection it creates completely satisfies our ‘Fairy Tale Fantasy’ Nail add-on check list!

♡3- Mermaid Scales- What is a set of little mermaid nails without the scales? Reflective, shiny, and the perfect last touch to really bring out your love for the sea!  Whether they are carefully drawn on, or created using nail art deco stickers, this is an accent nail to you will for shore love! ( ;)! )

♡4- Watercolour- Simple, yet so beautiful. With watercolour, you can picture yourself swimming through the deep sea with the mermaids and baby dolphins, or running through the colours of the wind with your unicorn! Watercolour effect can be created using an abundant of colours and mixing them into a dreamy palette. They are also so versatile as you can add designs or deco on top or create ombre watercolour! The possibilities are endless

♡5- Unicorn Horn- Okay, who has dreamed of having a pet unicorn when they were younger? Literally every little girl. With hard gel, we are able to sculpt out unicorn horn-like designs on your nail! Adding that extra touch and getting you  one step closer to petting that unicorn!

Check out all of Prép’s fairy nails down below! Which one’s your favourite?

Just dying to get your hands transformed into a magical wonderland? Call us at 604-764-6452 or email us at info@prepbeautyparlour.com to book your dream summer gel mani with us!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour