HOW TO FIND THE BEST NAIL SHAPE FOR YOUR HAND
You probably have a whole album of saved nail designs you’ve wanted to try. Maybe you wanted to switch it up with a new nail shape, but you’re unsure which nail shape would best fit your hands. Having the right nail shape that best fits your hand can enhance your nail designs. For example, some shapes can make your fingers look longer and wider, and others may give a more natural look.
Let me make your decision process a whole lot easier by giving you a breakdown of the different nail shapes and how each shape can compliment your hands.
But first, let’s get into the different nail shapes you are probably familiar with, watch the video of the different nail shapes and lengths that Melanated Nails Provides.
And here is a chart of all the nail shapes we will get into.
NAIL SHAPE GUIDE
OVAL/ ROUND/ ALMOND
The oval nail shape comes in the length short to long that has a circular edge at the tip of the nail. Almond nail shape also ranges from short to long; It has slim sides with a circular tip and gets wider at the base. Oval is similar to round and almond, but the sides are straight with a semicircle tip.
These shapes compliment your hands if you have short fingers with round/ wide nail beds. Round/Oval nails help elongate your fingers and slims your wide/round nail beds. In addition, these shapes require less maintenance.
BEST COMPLIMENTS: SHORT FINGERS AND ROUND/ WIDE NAIL BEDS/ LOW MAINTENANCE
The square nail shape comes in the length short to long with straight sides and a straight top edge. This shape makes your nails look wider, complementing your hands if you have long fingers and narrow nail beds. This shape will make your hands look stubby and short if you have wider nail beds and shorter fingers. This shape requires low maintenance.
BEST COMPLIMENTS: LONG FINGERS AND NARROW NAIL BEDS/ LOW MAINTENANCE
The coffin and ballerina nail shape range from short to long with a tapered point and squared-off tip. This shape best fits your hands if you have long nails, strong nail beds, and slim fingers. However, if you have weak and brittle nails or short nails, this shape will cause more breakage to your natural nails. Therefore, this shape needs more maintenance to avoid breakage.
BEST COMPLIMENTS: LONG NAILS AND SLIM FINGERS, AND STRONG NAIL BEDS
The stiletto shape can range from short to long and is filed to a pointed tip. This shape best compliments your hands if you have long fingers and nails. However, this shape also needs more maintenance because it is susceptible to breakage and requires a strong nail bed.
BEST COMPLIMENTS: LONG NAILS AND LONG FINGERS AND STRONG NAIL BEDS
Now that you’ve found the best nail shape for your hands, it’s time to find your perfect press-on nails in the shape that best fits your hands. But, first, shop Our Trendy Press On Nails.
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