How to achieve the perfect nail shape

Well-groomed nails say a lot about a person.

 nail shape

It’s the best accessory you can showcase. You can try to deny it, but once you see a pair of dirty, unkempt nails, you will not seize the opportunity to sign a partnership with that person! Having perfectly groomed nails is your new beauty goal. However, the variety of nail shapes that you can choose can plague you. Square? Oval? Squoval? For the uninformed, it could be very confusing, but do not worry! We have secured you. Here you will find a complete overview of the different types of nails. Let’s take a look.

Types of Nail Shapes

1. Round Shaped Nails

Round Shaped Nails

This is probably the easiest way to maintain. If you want something low maintenance but still want your nails to look good, this is probably the way for you. This is also very easy to do.

Simply give them a square shape initially and then follow the natural curve of the fingertips. This is the best aspect for those who have difficulty growing their nails.

2. Oval Shaped Nails

Oval Shaped Nails

This is considered a more traditional way. It was extremely popular in the late 1900s and early 2000s. This nail shape gives your nails a very elegant appearance. To achieve this nail shape, file around the sides to obtain an egg shape. It is ideal for those with short fingers, as it makes the fingers look longer.

3. Square Shaped Nails

Square Shaped Nails

These nails have a square shape at the tips. This is probably one of the most popular nail forms. It is a good option in terms of nail shapes, since the risk of breakage is less, since it follows the natural width of the nails. To obtain these nails, trim them and, with a nail file, give them a straight shape. Clean the edges in case of any roughness.

4. Squoval Shaped Nails

Squoval Shaped Nails

A variation of the square and the oval, the squamous or soft square, is another popular option in the world of nail shapes. While it is easier to administer due to its rounded edges, the elegance of the square shape remains as it is. For these nails, give your nails an oval shape as you normally would, and then shape it through the tip to straighten it a bit.

5. Almond Shaped Nails

Almond Shaped Nails

This looks a lot like the oval shape, except that it is a bit more pointed at the top. It is wide at the base and thin at the sides. Now that I think about it, it looks like a real almond. To achieve this, find the center point at the tip of the nail and form both sides to form a peak at the center point. Then, smooth it, so that there are no sharp edges.

6. Stiletto Shaped Nails

Stiletto Shaped Nails

You need guts to achieve this. It’s not very common, but celebrities like Rihanna look for this look all the time. This nail shape gives your nails the appearance of being long and thin. As in the case of almond nails, find a center point and start filling from each side to find the point. This nail shape can make nails break easily, so it is better to use acrylic or gel nails for it.

7. Ballerina Shaped Nails

 Ballerina Shaped Nails

This is a more subtle version of the needle shape. Follow the same modeling technique. Find a central point and file the nails along the sides to that point. After that, square the tips. Doesn’t it look like a dancer’s shoe? This is a good option if you want to go for something bold, but still keep it comfortable. Due to the length of the nails for this type of nail shape, it is recommended to use acrylic or gel nails.

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