The Ultimate Guide to 10 Different Nail Shapes
The square nail shape is pretty self-explanatory. Square nails are square—they're flat on top with straight, sharp corners.
1. Square Nails
The classic round shape is another favorite for those who prefer to keep their nails clipped short.
2. Round Nails
Square oval or squoval nails are perfect if you're into the flat edge of the square but hate sharp corners.
Yes, round nails are different from oval ones. Here's how: Oval nails are filed down on the sides in addition to the tips.
4. Oval Nails
Like oval nails, almond nails are filed along the sides. The nail wall is tapered to end in a round peak, similar to the shape of an actual almond.
5. Almond Nails
Shaping this spiked look starts off the same as it's nuttier counterpart, the almond, but ends at a much sharper point with a wider base.
6. Stiletto Nails
Ballerina nails (also known as coffin-shaped nails) are Kylie Jenner's signature nail shape.
7. Ballerina Nails
The inspiration behind this one is the cut angle of a fresh tube of lipstick.
8. Lipstick Nails
As their name suggests, this nail shape flares upward and out. This shape is also known as the duck bill shape, given that exceptionally wide flare nails can resemble a duck bill.
9. Flare Nails
Edge nails form a point, but the point is less aggressive than that of a stiletto, arrowhead or mountain peak nail shape, as it extends straight before the top edges are filed
10. Edge Nails
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