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Choosing the shape of nails according to your hands

Round, square, rounded square, almond nails… It’s hard to find your way around the different possible nail shapes. In this blog, your expert nail supplier Maryton will give you tips for choosing the shape of your nails according to your hands!

Which shape to choose for your nails?

You must first observe the shape of your hands, your fingers, as well as the anatomy of your nails. Then, you will be able to more easily determine which shape of nails for the hands suits you best.

The different shapes of nails

The round nail shape

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Round nails have a free edge in the shape of an arc. This shape is ideal for short nails, gives a harmonious look. However, it is much more suitable for hands with long, slender fingers with a fairly long plate, because the round nail risks crushing small fingers and small nails.

The square nail shape

It suits most hands because it lengthens the fingers, but it is true that it is more suitable for nails with straight parallels. It can be worn on both short and long nails. But be aware that on long nails, sharp corners can damage it more easily. 

The oval nail shape

As for oval nails, the parallels are straight, then round out to form a rounded tip. The shape is easy to wear and suitable for all nails. In order to obtain this shape, you need a small minimum length otherwise it will be round.

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The almond nail shape

The almond shape is a more pronounced oval. The parallels run towards the center of the nail with more sharpness and the tip is still rounded. This shape is very pretty on long nails, and it is perfect for nails that taper as well as nails whose edges are not parallel.

The pointed nail shape (or stiletto)

The stiletto nail shape brings a really original look to your manicure, but be aware that it can only be achieved on very long nails. It’s best suited to long hands and slender fingers, but it can also flatter smaller hands.

We hope you liked this article and that it will inspire you for future. In addition to these, I advise you to invest in a complete manicure supply! To help you in your choice, I invite you to visit our website.

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