Top 5 Reasons to Reconsider Stiletto Nails
There are many ways to add some style to your nails these days. Some opt for nail polish in bright colors and unusual patterns, while others to prefer to file their nails, particularly the tips, into different shapes. Square, squoval, almond, ballet, coffin – you have a lot of nail shapes to choose from. Nail art enthusiasts and manicurists, however, warn against a particular nail shape: the stiletto.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should seriously reconsider shaping your nails into mini-daggers.
- You miss out on the usefulness of your nail’s sides.
They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and you’ll know this saying is true once you’re tried out stiletto nails, Filing down your nails into the stiletto shape requires filing off a significant portion of your nails, unusually off the sides. This may make you less dexterous even for simple everyday tasks such as opening cans of soda. Imagine not being able to do that just because of your nails.
- Stiletto nails are prone to breakage.
Among all the nail shapes popular today, stiletto nails are one of the weakest. Think of a stiletto nail like a pencil that’s been sharpened too much. These pointy nails don’t stay perfectly pointy for long; the thinner shape of the nail towards the top makes a stiletto nail highly prone to breakage. This is inconvenient, to say the least, as you’ll have to get your nails done more often.
- Stiletto nails pose a serious threat of injury.
The sharp points on stiletto nails aren’t messing around. Take a moment to think about how many times your hands touch your face each day. That’s the number of times you’ll risk scratching your face and hurting yourself when you have stiletto nails. Say goodbye to safely being able to flick a strand of hair or some small object off your face using your nails. Don’t even think about giving your scalp a quick, relaxing massage in the middle of the busy day.
People who’ve worn stiletto nails have also reported accidentally putting holes in their clothes from their nails.
- They won’t draw much positive attention.
Sure, you’ll love the way your stiletto nails look, but it’s likely that other people won’t share your opinion. Even nail art enthusiasts say that their stiletto nails don’t get many rave reviews from their friends and family members. Perhaps it’s simply a human, primal reaction to cringe away from sharp objects.
Of course, the only opinion that truly matters is yours. But if you’re looking for a nail design that will draw admirers, stiletto nails are probably not the way to go.
- Beauty experts say that the trend of stiletto nails is dying.
Beauty experts and nail art designers say that the trend of extreme nail shapes and wild nail art will most likely end in 2015. More and more people these days are requesting for manicures that are more simple and understated. Natural-looking nails that follow the shape of the cuticles are becoming more and more popular today.