The Nail Shapes and Structure Compendium

"This book is fantastic and I have so many extra details to try on my clients and I just want to practice, practice and practice. Thank you so much. I would recommend this book to any nail tech wanting to improve their extensions."      Elysia

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Do you struggle with form customization & application.. filing.. structuring the nail?

When it comes to doing nails, we all know that to do a great extension on an “easy to do” natural nail is not a problem! BUT.. in reality, how many clients with natural nails like so do we do on a daily basis?

Not many! Majority of clients have different types of nails on each finger. Some people are nail biters, or have hooked nails, or even a combination of every possible shape.

Regardless the natural nails’ shape– your goal is to create a consistent set of nails, which look good and is structured correctly.


The aim of this book is to teach correct structure as well as various nail shapes done on any nail type, in the easiest and comprehensible way possible.

  * discover  the “architectural” way of creating perfectly structured nail extensions * learn 8 of the most popular nail shapes taught on standard, hooked and bitten type of nail *master the form and product application, filing, pinching, nail prep techniques * and much more! 


In this Book You Will Discover...

  • Part I "Fail to prepare - prepare to fail"

    Characteristics of the three most common natural nail types

    Variety of nail shapes

    How to determine best nail shape depending on finger length and nail size

    Artificial nail structure principles

  • Part II "Master Techniques"

    Nail prep

    Nail forms – general rules

    Pinching techniques

    Filing technique

    Product application

  • Part III "8/3"

    Perfect Square shape

    Pipe shape

    Stiletto shape

    Almond shape

    Russian Almond

    Merilyn shape

    Gothic Almond shape

    Edge shape


Who's Ela Loszczyk

Founder of Nail Experts Academy,
International Educator,
multiple times competition winner holding title of
UK and Scottish Nail Champion,
Scratch Stars 2012, 2013, 2014 winner,
Competition Judge,
and Author


What others think about this book..

This book has to be one of the most important books a nail technician should get. Whether you're a trainee or an intermediate technician. Or like me, has been doing nails for years and needed bringing up to date. Ela's explanations are easy to understand and clarifies the correct structure for some of the main nail shapes we see today. Fully recommended.

Wendy Simmons

I love this book,a total must for any Nail Technician, Everything you need to know about Nail shapes and the structure,nail types such as Standard to the tricky Bitten Nails. Ela has done it again with another great book.


I received my book yesterday very pleased with it easy to understand well written with good illustrations I would highly recommend, well done Ela xx

Elaine Mcgarry

Brilliant book a nail technicians bible a must have

Tina Olds
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