Who doesn’t love a good manicure? We all are In search of the best nail shape that would suit our natural nail shape and fingers. Whether you need to pick one for a special occasion or for wearing one every day, we’ve got you covered with all the different nail shapes that you can choose from.
1. Round Nails
If you’re a fan of short and tidy nails, this shape is the best for you. The round shape makes your nails appear neat, clean and tidy. They are suitable for short and thick fingers with wide nail beds as they seem elongate them. They do not need much care and maintenance and moreover the best part is that you don’t have to worry about them breaking.
2. Square Nails
Square nails as the name suggests are square in shape. They have a flat top and straight sides. This nail shape is best for those who have long and narrow nail beds. People with short nails and wide nail beds can also nail this look.
3. Oval Nails
Oval nails are best suited for short nails. They make the fingers and nails look longer. The curve of the edge mirrors the curve of the cuticle. It is suitable for people with narrow nail beds as they make them look wider. Also, these are less prone to breaking.
4. Squoval Nails
Squoval nails are somewhere in the middle of square and oval nails. Squoval shaped nails don’t break and therefore can be chosen for daily wear. They look very natural and chic and they suit everybody. If you have wide nail beds this shape will suit you the best.
5. Almond Nails
Just like the shape of the nut, the nails are slim and have rounded and pointy edges. They make the fingers look slender, so it is suitable for people who have thick fingers. If you have narrow nail beds this would suit you perfectly. However, they are highly vulnerable to breaking.
6. Stiletto Nails
The high maintenance stiletto nails are often worn by celebrities and are quite tough to pull off. It makes the nails look longer. It has pointy ends and it’s main drawback is that the nails break easily. They are best suited for narrow nail beds.
7. Ballerina Nails/ Coffin Nails
Also very famously known as coffin nails, are a modified version of the very loud stiletto nails. Instead of having pointed ends it’s ends are squared off. They are trendy and suit narrow as well as wide nail beds. This looks very glamourous and is a personal favorite of Kylie Jenner.
8. Flare Nails
Also known as the duck feet nails, flare nails are back in fashion and the trend is all over instagram. The sides are filed outwards and the edge is squared off to give it the effect of a duck’s foot. The corners are sharp and harsh. This is suitable for those who have wide nail beds. The only thing to be kept in mind is that the width of the nail should not be more than the width of the nail bed otherwise there will be a greater risk of the nail breaking.
9. Lipstick Nails
As the name suggests the nails look like a tube of lipstick that you take out from the packaging for the very first time. The edges and tips are nice and clean. The sides are straightened and the tip is given a slanting shape. It is a bold look.
10. Edge Nails
The edge nails are new and very trendy. They are a cross between square nails and stiletto nails. The tip is shaped like a rooftop. The ends are pointy just like the tips of stiletto nails. Moreover, this will suit narrow nail beds and make the fingers look slender and longer.
11. Arrowhead Nails
They are a mixed breed of the stiletto and the edge nails. The tip of the arrowhead nails as the name suggests is shaped like an arrow. Hence, the tip is very pointy. They are a subtle, shorter and softer version of stiletto nails. This can be worn irrespective of having narrow or wide nail beds.
12. Mountain Peak Nails
Belonging to the same family as that of the stiletto nails, the mountain peak nails are pointier and shorter than the stilettos. Often worn by Lady Gaga, you can wear them if you want something like stiletto nails but shorter. This will suit people with narrow nail beds perfectly.