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Finding Your Perfect Nail Shape: It Depends On You!

Round, square, oval, or squoval. Nothing beats the feeling of freshly manicured nails. What more if your nail shape flatters your hands? With just the right nail shape, you can go from feeling like an overly tired worker to an utmost fierce boss.

Nail inspirations are all over Instagram: Kylie Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, and more! Don’t get us wrong, we love the nail trend but your nail shape depends on your own hands! Like what they say… you do you!

So, first up: let’s familiarize ourselves with some common nail shapes that we know of.


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From the world itself, it takes the appearance of an actual almond. This shape is best for lengthening nails and hands. It also suits long and thin nail beds. This one is quite similar to the oval-shaped one but is more pointed at the top.


This is a subtle design but works best for short nails and hands. It makes the nail bed look wider. This shape is naturally curved but kind of has a flat tip. Very easy to maintain and the safest style to pull off.


This is one of the most popular nail shapes. This is squarely shaped at the tips and is perfect for long fingers and nail beds. To achieve this style, just trim your nails, use a nail filer (make sure it’s smooth at the edges), and shape them flat across.

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A lot of people say that this is the most universally flattering nail shape since it suits all nail shapes and sizes. It has a softer edge compared to the square-shaped one.

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The goal of this nail shape is to elongate short fingers and to give that fiercer and stronger look. Celebrities like Rihanna definitely can pull this style off. Every. Single. Time. This style has very long and pointed dramatic tips.


One of the more dramatic nail shapes too. This one is similar to the ballerina but has softer edges. This is also to lengthen short fingers and hands. To achieve this, you need to have long slender nails.

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Now that you’ve seen the list, what’s your favorite nail shape? The perfect nail shape depends on you! So, try it!

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