At our organic nail bar in Naples, we frequently interact with customers who ask for certain nail shapes. We also have plenty of people at Herbal Nail Bar who are unfamiliar with common nail shapes or do not know which will look best on their nails.
While our nail technicians can always recommend which shape will be the most flattering on your nails, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with some information about the most common nail shapes. To try any of these shapes for yourself, make sure to schedule an appointment online or give our nail bar in Naples, Florida a call at (239) 529-6527.
Most Common Nail Shapes
This universally flattering nail shape requires the least amount of upkeep and follows the natural curve of your fingertip. This is perfect for those who like to keep their nails natural looking and for those who do not wear nail polish all of the time. Round nails are kept naturally short or just barely extend past the fingertip.
Square nails can be short or long and are filed flat along the tips with sharp corners. This nail shape is most flattering on women with narrow nail beds and slim fingers.
Oval nails are similar to round nails but are typically longer. The edge of the nail follows the same curvature as the cuticle, creating a symmetrical oval.
As the name suggests, this is a combination of square and oval nails with a straight edge and rounded corners. This shape is a great option for those who have slim fingers and like the square shape but dislike having sharp edges on their nails.
Almond shaped nails are the perfect introductory to high-fashion nails for girls who are new to taking risks. Almond nails are similar to oval nails but are more tapered toward the tip, yet still have a rounded edge. This nail shape helps to elongate the appearance of your fingers.
Now we are getting into the ultimate fashion manicures! Stiletto nails are, like their name implies, long and sharp. To achieve this nail shape, the nail tapers from the fingertip to the edge of the nail in a sharp point. This shape is ideal for people who have a keen sense of fashion and dress to impress. This nail trend might look odd if you’re caught in jeans and a t-shirt.
Also called ballerina nails, this is a trend that Kylie Jenner has made famous. Imagine taking a stiletto nail and filing off the tip so you have a straight edge. This is a good transition nail shape for those who want to be more daring than almond nails but aren’t quite ready for stiletto nails.
Which Shape Will You Try?
Whether you want to keep it simple with rounded nails or go crazy with stiletto nails, the most important thing is that your nails are healthy and strong (especially for long styles). Our organic nail bar uses only the best products and herbal treatments to strengthen your nails so they can support any style. Book an appointment online today or call us if you have any questions!