What does your nail shape say about you?

September 16, 2016

 
 
Pointed, oval almond or square - believe it or not, your nail shape has something it would like to say. 
 
Nail trends come and go and although we love to try out the latest trends, we almost always find ourselves drifting back to our favourite go-to shape without even a second thought. Now you can find out what each shape says about you and which shape you should really be trying. 
 
Round
 
This timeless shape says it all; you have worked this style for some time now and have a nail therapist that you have trusted for years. Your wardrobe is not run of the mill, but you love those classic pieces that you can pair with anything. You have true style and favour such pieces over trend-based pieces and you like your nails to take a backseat to you elegant choices. 
 
Tip: round nails can be used to make hands that are a little bigger appear smaller as it directs the eye down the natural contour of the finger. 
 
 
 
Square
 
This shape is most often used by the type of person who doesn't mind trying loud colours or exploring the beautiful world of nail art. This shape is less subtle than the almond or oval based shapes and is a great way to mix up our look. 
 
Tip: The key is to avoid making the nails look shorter which is what the square shape tends to do. Try filling the sides of the nails to keep this look long and elegant, rather than stunted. 
 
 
 
Super-short
 
This style is indicative of the low maintenance ladies. You like simplicity and this translates into your style choices. You tend to gravitate towards tailored pieces or loose T-shirts and your dream wardrobe isn't that dissimilar to your boyfriends, barring those fabulous heels. 
 
Tip: This nail shape is best finished with an oval or rounded tip. a square shape will make your nails look even shorter. 
 

 

 

Stiletto
 
over the years, this nail shape as slowly been gaining some momentum and not to mention plenty of street cred. You don't shy away from the spotlight, and instead are love the lime light. If you're matching this with a simple evening look and not OTT trophy jackets, you're on the right track. 
 
Tip: Avoid dark colours like black and semi-black purples and reds. 
 

 

 

Almond
 
A slightly more subtle version of the pointed nail, this is for those with modern taste. You value quality and won't go for anything that looks outdated. The future-classic appeal of this nail shape suits you and your style perfectly. 
 
Tip: Don't grow nails longer than a centimetre past your finger tip or you'll be treading close to tacky. 
 

 

 

Squoval (square-oval)
 
Simple, elegant and halfway between a rounded and square nail, your manicure matches your style, which errs on the classic side of life and is updated regularly with seasonal accessories. 
 
Tip: You can alter this style to suit your finger shape. Go slightly more rounded if you have wide nails; if you have a thinner nail width you can afford to go more square 
 

 

 

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