Nail Shape

When it comes to your nails, choosing the shape of your nail can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of nail shapes you can choose from round, square, oval, squovel, almond, stilleto, ballerina, to lipstick. Well, we are here to break down each style so you can find the one that suits you best. Whether you have long and spindly nails or your nails are short and stubby there will be shape that will suit you. Use these examples below to choose the best shape for you. 

Round Shaped Nails are great if you want to create the appearance of longer fingers but like to keep your nails short. Round shaped nails, which feature a short length with a naturally curved edge, are perfect for subtly elongating short and wide fingers. The shape can also be used to make wide nail beds appear thinner and longer. This classic shape is elegant but versatile. Round nails are easy to maintain at home, and their soft, round appearance makes them ideal for any color of polish. 

Square shaped nails are characterised by straight edges and a squared-off tip, this nail shape appears neat and stylish. Like round shapes, square styles are also perfect for shorter nails. Square shaped nails are particularly flattering for those with thin hands and long, slim fingers. This shape is also good if your nail beds are long and narrow. Square nails breaks less easily than other forms, making it ideal for someone looking for strong lasting nails. When it comes to colours, square nails appear most striking when paired with bright, bold, or high-shine polish.

Almond shaped nails feature slim sides, which taper towards the end, and a rounded tip. This shape won’t work on shorter nails. If you like this shape consider doing acrylic where we can extend the nail lenghth. Almond shape nails naturally suits long and thin nail beds thanks to its elongated shape. This shape is also ideal for slenderizing wide fingers to create the appearance of slim hands and anyone with shorter fingers will also find this nail shape beneficial thanks to its ability to create the appearance of extra length. This shape goes great with neutral and nude polishes as well as glamorous and girly designs.

Oval shape nails are similiar to almond style but ends in a semi-circle and is more blunt and more delicate in appearance. This shape is ideal for both short and wide nail beds and fingers. Oval shape helps to make wide fingers appear slimmer and short fingers to look longer. Even though you won't need long nails, you will need to have a little length to make this shape work. This shape goes great with nail art or warm pastel hues.

Oval shape nails are similiar to almond style but ends in a semi-circle and is more blunt and more delicate in appearance. This shape is ideal for both short and wide nail beds and fingers. Oval shape helps to make wide fingers appear slimmer and short fingers to look longer. Even though you won't need long nails, you will need to have a little length to make this shape work. This shape goes great with nail art or warm pastel hues.

Ballerina or confin shape is great if you have long nails and narrow nail beds. Ballerina shape oval however it tapers towards the end and is squared off. This nail style is named after its silhouette, which resembles both a coffin and ballet slipper. You will need to have long and sturdy nails to do this shape you can request to have acrylic if you need to add length. Short and brittle nails may not be able to handle this shape. Although the bold design will require plenty of upkeep this design is great when paired with pale neutral hues, moody tones, and matte polishes.