Flat vs. Curved Dual Forms: Differences and Uses

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The world of nail enhancements has grown extensively in recent years, and along with it, the tools and techniques have evolved. One innovation that has garnered attention in the nail industry is the use of dual forms. Dual forms are reusable molds used to shape and form nail extensions using Poly Nail Gel, eliminating the need to sculpt or shape the nail manually which is perfect for beginners. We've got two fabulous versions for you: the sleek flat and the chic curved! Ready to dive into what makes each of them special? In this blog post, we'll delve into the differences between these two types and discuss their uses.

Flat Dual Forms


  1. Shape: As the name suggests, flat dual forms have a more flattened profile.
  2. Coverage: They typically cover the nail bed entirely but do not give much of a curve or arch.
  3. Flexibility: The flat design ensures that the material is distributed uniformly, possibly making the form more rigid.

Suitable For:

  1. Natural Appearance Seekers: Ideal for those who prefer a flatter, understated nail look.
  2. Beginners: Individuals just starting out with nail enhancements, as flat forms are straightforward to use.
  3. Quick Fixes: People looking for minor nail repairs or to bridge small gaps without a pronounced curve.
  4. Consistent Look Seekers: Anyone who desires a consistent, uniform look across all nails. A flat dual form ensures that each nail extension has the same flat profile, creating a symmetrical look across all fingers.
  5. Ease Over Drama: Those who prioritise simplicity and ease of application over a dramatic, curved aesthetic.
  6. Regular Wearers: Individuals who often engage in tasks that benefit from flatter nails, like typing or playing certain musical instruments.
  7. Short to Mid-Length Nails: For those seeking short to mid-length extensions without requiring a pronounced curve for strength, these are ideal.

Curved Dual Forms


  1. Shape: Curved dual forms are designed to mimic the natural curve of the nail. They provide an arch, giving the nail more dimension.
  2. Coverage: While they cover the nail bed like flat forms, they offer an enhanced curvature.
  3. Flexibility: Curved forms have a different material distribution due to their arched design, which can inherently offer more flexibility allowing them to adapt better to various nail shapes and sizes. 


Suitable For:

  1. Dramatic Looks: Individuals who crave a bolder, more salon-finished look with a noticeable arch, giving the nails depth and dimension.
  2. Nail Enhancements: For those seeking extensions like stiletto or almond nails, the curved form can help achieve the desired shape more efficiently.
  3. Mid to Long Length Nail Lovers: Those who prefer longer nail extensions often find that a curved form provides added strength and structure to the nail, preventing easy breakage.
  4. Versatile Design Enthusiasts: Curved nails act as a dynamic canvas, allowing nail artists to experiment with intricate designs and patterns, which might pop more on a curved surface.
  5. Comfort Seekers: Some people find that curved nails, which often align more closely with the natural shape of the fingertip, feel more comfortable and less prone to accidental snagging or breaking.

In Conclusion:

Both the flat and curved dual forms offer unique advantages, and they are both available in our Poly Nail Gel Beginner Kit. The choice between them depends on the intended look and the individual’s nail preferences. For professional nail technicians, having a selection of both ensures versatility to meet client requests. For those exploring nail enhancements at home, experimenting with both forms can help identify the best fit for their needs. As with all skills, practice is key, and the right tool can make all the difference.

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