My first practice lady turned up with the Fan shaped nails, forgot to check before asking her !! I thought OMG, i have to say i was expecting perfect nails to work on, fan shaped didnt even occur to me !
anyway i shortened the nails, rounded them slightly at the sides to fit snugly into the well area of the nail tip i was using and thinned the sides of the nail tip slight to give the illusion of thin nails rather than fan shaped.
She liked her nails round and they looked fabulously natural, no indication at all of what shape was underneath ?!
Hope this helps a little, im sure one of the more experienced nail techs out there will also post some advice, which will hopefully let me know if i did the right thing or if there are other "tricks of the trade"
I've got a lady coming to have her nails done on Monday, and she has 'fan' shaped nails... they're narrow at the cuticle, and quite broad at the free edge.
What's the best shape to go for when i sculpt them so they don't look silly? Do you think square would look the most natural?