Have you ever been asked at a nail salon what nail shape you would like? If you're like me you've probably heard of 2-3 basic nail shapes. What happens when the technician confuses you with alien terms? Stiletto, squoval, almond, ballerina! Wait, what?!
The perfect shape for all you conservative ladies out there. The round nail shape is great if you prefer short nails. It's pretty easy to maintain and looks great on people with long fingers and large hands.
This nail shape much resembles an egg, elongating your fingers and adding a feminine touch to any manicure. This is probably the best nail shape for short fingers since it has an elongating effect on the hands.
One of the most popular nail shapes, the square nail much as the name suggests is a boxy looking nail. Just make sure you buff off the edges so you don't end up scratching yourself. Square nails look nice on most people, they look particularly great with a french manicure or some classic black polish!
A hybrid, this is a kinda square, kinda oval nail shape. This nail shape is universally flattering again, adding length and feminity to those digits. If you have particularly long nails, this one looks great with a nude manicure.