A visual guide to nail shapes

To accentuate the beauty of your hands, the shape of your nails is a part that cannot be ignored. So what are the shapes of nails? In this article, the nail supply expert Maryton will give you a visual guide to nail shapes. Just keep reading!


Whether they are straight, flared or slightly irregular, natural nails grow as they wish, as nature intended. It’s handy when you don’t really have the time and are busy with your personal life.


The oval is a medium to long shape with straight sides that end in a soft semicircle. Although you don’t always have to have long fingernails to get it, a few millimeters of free edge sticking out past the fingertip is much appreciated.


This is our all-time favorite shape because it suits everyone. The almond shape is achieved by keeping a wide base and filing the sides to achieve a tapered point at the free edge.


Also known as the coffin, the ballerina shape is the perfect blend of boldness and femininity. This look can be achieved by filing the nail into a tapered point with a flattened tip.


The striking stiletto shape involves filing your nails to a fine point. Although this shape is usually achieved with acrylics, you can achieve this look with strong natural nails.

Hoping that this article has pleased you and will give you ideas! In addition, I also advise you to invest in some professional manicure kits to care for your nails!

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