We’re all for nail art nowadays but before we get to enjoy being pampered in a nail salon, we often fret on what nail shape to choose. You might think this is an absurd thing to feel especially when there are other, more important things to worry about, but when it comes to beauty, every little detail counts. Choosing the right nail shape can actually have a huge impact on how your hands look. Curious as to which nail shape is appropriate for you? Here are some tips to consider.

Square

As the name suggests, this is your basic square shaped nails that do not have soft edges. The problem with wearing square nails is that you might end up with stubby looking hands but don’t you worry, if you love sporting short nails, then this shape won’t be too much of a bother to you.

Round

If you have a wide nail bed that you just want to look thinner than usual, go for the round nail shape. This will work on those with short nails as they are low maintenance and can work with all sorts of nail polish and nail art, if you can find time for one.

Soft Square

This shape has softer edges. This is also referred to as the squoval which is basically a combination of square and oval. This works nicely on those with short nails so you might want to consider this if you want to have a low maintenance nails on your hands.

Oval

For those who want to wear their nails long, the oval might be worth looking into. This is an ideal option for those who want to make their short fingers appear longer. Oval shaped nails exude elegance and can be worn as is or with a clear nail polish without looking dull and uninspiring.

Almond

If you are going to look at the nails of popular celebrities, you will find that most of them lean towards the oval and almond shaped nails. One reason behind this is that they are appropriate for all kinds of outfit, elegant to look at, and can actually turn heads when manicured right. With almond shaped nails, the base tends to be wide with the sides slender and peaking at the top. You will be able to do plenty of nail art too since you have a wide canvas to work on.

Stiletto

Risk takers and those who want to exude confidence can choose stiletto shaped nails. Not only are they good for elongating short fingers but they can certainly attract attention when you tap your nails on a table or surface. Bold shades can make your nails more dramatic which is just right for someone who is oozing with confidence.

Coffin

The shape of this nail is similar to that of stiletto with the difference being that the top is usually squared. This is actually a hot trend with many celebrities but you can pull it off if you want something new. Although you can do it with your natural nails, it works better if you use false nails to achieve your desired look. 

These are just a few of the most popular nail shapes that you can consider the next time you want to up the ante when it comes to manicure. Try these ones out and see which ones work well for you and the outfit that you have in mind. With so many options to choose from, you won’t have any trouble finding the right one for your nails.

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