Getting your nails done, is one of the most therapeutic activities out there… The feeling you obtain after your nails have been trimmed, painted and polished is one that can be bought easily. The part that is difficult is when it’s time to choose which nail shape/color/pattern you would desire your nails to be…
Don’t worry, at Beauty Hooked, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to nail shapes, based on the length of your fingers, and the different styles of nails shapes that are out there.
Round Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Short nails
Nail objectives: Slimmer-looking, extensive hands
Nail shape: Rounded
The most effortless and classic nail shape. The round edge lengthens shorter nails by adding a width to the nail, making it perfect for those of you who think your hands are somewhat ‘pudgy,’ as it’ll ideally give the illusion of stretching out your fingers, influencing your hands to look slimmer.
Almond Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Short, wide-looking fingers
Nail objectives: Lengthens nails and hands
Nail shape: A long nail, with an adjusted/pointed tip
The nail shape all the A-lister’s are crazy after. Almond-shaped nails have a more extensive base, thinner sides, and an adjusted point.They also influence your fingers to look longer…
Oval Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Small hands with long nails
Nail objectives: Elongates hands
Nail shape: Similar to adjusted, however with no level edge at the best
If you have little hands, oval nails ought to be on your go-to list, as they give the illusion of an expanded nail, making your fingers look slimmer. Oval nails look incredible on everybody and require lengthy nails, so listen up all you nail-biters!
Square Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Long fingers and thin hands
Nails objectives: Shortens fingers and adds width
Nail shape: Flat tip with square edges
Square nails have straight edges, so they’re super low maintenance and the most pragmatic nail shape to upkeep. They’re likewise ideal if you have thin hands or long fingers, as it’ll enable them to look somewhat more expanded.
Squoval Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Short nails
Nail objectives: Adds width to nails
Nail shape: Squared edges and overall round nails
A common nail shape that suits all shapes and sizes since it takes the shape of a normal nail. The idea is having square bent edges and an overall round nail. It’s additionally extremely simple to upkeep and doesn’t require any specific nail length, so you can work with it, in case you’re a nail-biter!
Stiletto Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Short fingers
Nail objectives: Elongated short fingers
Nail shape: Very long and pointed
This stretched out shape will attract all the right kind of attention to your hands, through the sharp pointed tip, influencing them to look lean and truly glam. The main drawback is that they require professional salon visits (as they truly work better with false nails), so it might be somewhat unfeasible and less economical.
Ballet performer (Coffin) Shaped Nails
Ideal for: Long, solid nails
Nail objectives: Adds width/short hands
Nail shape: Long and decreased like stiletto-molded nails, with a square tip
This long thin nail shape is cut off at the edges and squared marginally at the tip of the nail. In order to pull this nail shape off, you must have solid, long nails, but if you don’t, false nails can come handy too.
Comment and let us know which nail shape YOU prefer?