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What Your Favourite Nail Shape Says About You

By Oreoritse Tariemi
24 January 2022   |   2:26 pm
Picture this, you set a nail appointment, arrive at the store, and your nail tech asks, what shape? Before you respond, you should probably give a second thought to what each nail shape means. As the beauty world evolves, nails have not been left behind; nail shapes, styles, and colours have grown in the last…

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Picture this, you set a nail appointment, arrive at the store, and your nail tech asks, what shape?

Before you respond, you should probably give a second thought to what each nail shape means. As the beauty world evolves, nails have not been left behind; nail shapes, styles, and colours have grown in the last few years. 

Unlike earlier on when nail shapes were limited to just square, oval and round, there have been quite a few additions, including almond shape, coffin shape, the stiletto, and the most popular, the squoval, in more recent times. 

So, what does your nail shape say about your personality? Many nail gurus would tell you they can guess who you are just by looking at your nails. We have compiled some interesting details on the different nail shapes and what they reflect to help you understand what your nail shape says about you. 

  • Square 

Square Nails Photo How Life Styles

If you’re a square-shaped nails type of girl, chances are you are conservative and prefer simpler classic styles. While being highly fashionable, you try not to stray from your comfort zone and prefer things be to be neat and organized. 

Square shaped nails are perfect for narrow nail beds, unlike wider nail beds, as they make the nail look wider. 

  • Oval 

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Oval nails are a classic and have been around right from when everyone started getting manicures. A great nail shape for short fingers, oval-shaped nails pull the eye downward to the tip of the nail, making it look longer and narrow. 

If this is your preferred nail choice, our guess is that you’re highly elegant, and you prefer to keep your hands free while you go about your day. 

  • Squoval 

Stuck between square and oval nails, opt for a squoval shape. This way, your nail remains square, but the corners are rounded, creating a smoother nail shape. 

If this is your go-to nail shape, then you’re obviously not one to worry, and you prefer to get things out for the way. Since these nails are easy to maintain, you definitely like to keep things in place while you move around. 

  • Round 

Round Nails Photo Pinterest

A practical nail shape round nails are very easy to achieve, especially with natural nails. A good guess for anyone with round nails would be that you’re more laid-back and quieter. A lot modest, and your fashion style goes back a couple of years. 

  • Coffin 

Coffee shaped nails Photo Pinterest

Newer than most, Coffin shaped nails are more popular among the younger generation. Regardless of whatever colour you choose, they definitely add some pizzazz to your hands. 

To get the full feel of this nail shape, they should be kept longer. If you choose a coffin-shaped nail, we’d place you as highly fashionable and daring, not as daring as those with stilettos, but you sure know how to stand out. 

  • Almond 

Another unique nail shape, almond nails are long than round nails, but they taper off to a rounder edge and look best with nude, pastel colours.

An elegant nail choice, even Beyonce cannot deny the glow of this nail shape. Oh! And if you choose this nail shape, then you love to dress up.

  • Stiletto

Stiletto Nails Photo Pinterest

Pointed to a tip, stiletto nails are not for everyone; in fact, they’re only for the tough. If you do a lot of work with your hands, maybe skip this and be careful not to hurt yourself if you do. 

This nails shape tells everyone that you’re creative, daring, and so much fun. 

Nothing says you can’t change your nail shape as you will; you can choose your nails shape to reflect what you want anyone to think about you. Find a shape that works for you, but remember to branch out sometimes.