We’re suckers for a good nail paint colour, and are always stocking up on the latest. But what we’ve discovered lately is that the nail shape is really everything! In fact, that’s what really makes your nails look more attractive. Ergo, if you haven’t been paying attention to your nail shape, now is the right time to start doing so.

So, here’s a detailed guide that will help you pick the correct nail shape for your next manicure session.

 

Almond-shaped nails

Almond-shaped nails

The characteristic of almond-shaped nails is that they rounded tips with slim, tapering sides. Although not the best shape for short nails, it is an amazing choice for people with long ones. For those of you who have wide fingers and looking for something with a more slimming effect, almond-shaped nails are for you!

 

Round-shaped nails

Round-shaped nails

If you like to keep your nails short, but want to give the appearance of having longer fingers, then you definitely should ask your manicurist to give your nails a round shape. This nail shape looks amazing on all nail lengths, but is especially amazing on short nails thanks to their curved edge and help to give the illusion of longer fingers.

 

Square-shaped nails

Square-shaped nails

Another great pick for girls with short nails. This nail shape has a straight edges and a square tip. If you have thin and long fingers, you can totally give this shape a try.

 

Coffin-shaped nails

Coffin-shaped nails

If you want to keep your nails reaalllly long, then this is the one for you. Made famous by makeup mogul Kylie Jenner, this shape has a narrow nail bed and finishes with a square tip. This nail shape requires too much upkeep and may not be ideal for everyday wear.