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How To Choose The Best Nail Shape For You

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Have you ever thought of changing your nail shape? Maybe get the hot stiletto nails or just keep your oval nail style? Everytime I get a mani I am undecided of what shape to choose for my nails, there so many styles I am always wondering what style to get. Looking for help on how to choose the best nail shape, I’ve found a couple of very interesting articles to help you find the best shape for you according of what you like and your finger length. Take a look at this.

The Best Shape For You

 by OPI

Nail Shape Flow chart

 Nail Shapes


How To Choose The Best Nail Shape For You

by Beautylish

Nail Shapes: How To Shape Your Nails


The tapered side walls of the oval create an elegant shape for women. Oval shapes flatter both wide and narrow nail beds, and add length with a graceful tip. To achieve the perfect oval shape, file side walls straight to make sure they’re even. Then, shape the side walls into a rounded oval, making sure the angles are even on each side.


With strong side walls and sharp or rounded tips, this shape is classic French. The square is ideal for a bigger nail bed (it tends to make smaller nail beds look shorter and wider). To create this timeless shape, file the side walls straight and make sure they’re perpendicular to the free edge of the nail. Once you’ve got the perfect square, angle your emery board and bevel the nail.

Square Oval (Squoval)

Combining the elegance of the oval with the strength of the square, the squoval is a popular nail shape for most fingers. First begin with a square with straight and even side walls. File the corners until your free edge is rounded and beveled. Remember, you still want strong side supports—don’t go too file-happy.