It seems like every week there is a new fad in the nail world (and seriously some of them are ridiculous! Duck feet?!). If you sit down at a salon and dont specify the shape you want your nails to be, who knows what youll end up with.
To get a truly vintage or pin up look, you will want to make sure you have a vintage manicure. The shape of your nails is key to giving you that classic look. These are the common shapes worn by vintage ladies.
Although these terms are common, they are not always consistent with the shape of nail. This is why its important to take pictures to your manicurist so they know exactly what you want.
Tip: When choosing your reference pictures, find images with tame polish/designs. Big designs and excess bling can distract from the shape and possibly compromise your outcome.
Katy Perry sporting almond shaped nails with a lovely dark color polish.
Lady Gaga with some seriously pointy stiletto nails.
Zooey Deschanel with some adorably striped, round nails.
Christina Hendricks rocks these dark colored, oval nails.