If you thought that round and square were the only nail shapes available for you to choose from, you’re dead wrong. You are just scratching the surface, so to speak. You have more options available when it comes to nail shapes than you would have ever imagined. The next time you head to a nail salon for a manicure-pedicure session, take note of this guide so you can create the perfect look and style.
Square Nail Shapes
This type of nail shape is characterised by a perfect square shape with no soft edges. This is perfect for women with short nails and those with narrow and long nail beds. It does not suit those with wide nail beds as it can make your nails look stubby. It is the perfect look for the modern woman who like to explore bold and punchy nail colours.
Squoval Nail Shapes
Out of all the nail shapes listed here, this is the most universally flattering shape. Hence, it is suited for everyone. It is a soft square shape characterised by the addition of the soft edges to a typical square shaped nails. It is easy to maintain if you have short nails, too. It is also easy to match your nails to suit what is trending at the moment.
Round Nail Shapes
If you have short or chubby fingers, a round nail shape is the recommended choice for you. The round shape helps to elongate your fingers or make it slimmer. It is a relatively low maintenance nail shape so great for practical women. In addition, this nail shape looks best with neutral colours.
Oval Nail Shapes
An oval nail shape is slightly similar to almond (of which you will learn more about later). The tip is softer, though, and more blunt. This is a great shape to have for those with longer nails. Oval nails give that sense of elegance to your look; it is also good to use clear polish on these nails to make the shape the highlight of the look.
Almond Nail Shapes
An almond nail shape is popular with celebrities because it creates the illusion of having slender fingers. The shape is characterised by a slender side and wider base. To give you an idea, think of the shape of an almond. Another reason why almond nails are considered trendy? It is the perfect fusion of glam and girly nail styles!
Coffin Nail Shapes
This nail shape is quite long with a square tip. It is also commonly referred to as Ballerina Slipper Nails or Ballerina nails (if you want a less macabre name). This is recommended for women with strong nails, as is with those who opt for longer styles. You want to make sure that your nails are healthy if you plan on growing it to this length or else it is vulnerable to breaking or chipping. This is the perfect shape for those who gravitate towards bold styles and are not afraid to stand out. It also works out great for matte polishes.
Stiletto Nail Shapes
The stiletto nail shape is often confused with the almond shape. However, these two are completely different although the similarities are striking. This one has a more pointed effect and more defined edges. This one is achieved using nail enhancements though; when you use this shape on natural nails, it is vulnerable to breaking due to its length and shape. Women who opt for a stiletto nail shape are known to be risk takers. It shows that you’re not afraid to get attention with your personal style, which includes your nails.
Which of these nail shapes are your go-to or are most excited to try?