Get the Scoop on Stylish Nail Shapes

Get the Scoop on Stylish Nail Shapes

The Perfect Nail Shape For You

Here at Bliss Nails, we know that nail shape is an important factor in achieving the perfect manicure. The shape of your nails can complement your hands, make your fingers appear longer or shorter, and even be tailored to your lifestyle. With so many nail shape options out there, how do you choose the right one for you? We've put together this guide to the most popular nail shapes to help you find your perfect fit!

Almond Nails

Almond-shaped nails are having a major moment right now. This elegant, rounded shape is a favorite for its ability to make nails appear longer and fingers look slimmer. It's a versatile shape that works for any nail length. Almond nails go well with both square and squoval cuticle shapes. If you want a polished, put-together look, try almond nails. Just keep the tips pointed but not too sharp!

Coffin Nails

Coffin-shaped nails (also called ballerina nails) are essentially almond nails taken to dramatic lengths. The name comes from the resemblance to a coffin shape when viewed from the side profile. Coffin nails maximize the nail beds for a flashy elongated look. This style works best at medium to long lengths. Combine with square cuticles for a bold modern vibe. The elongated shape makes your fingers appear slimmer.

Round Nails

Round or oval nails have a symmetrical oval shape. This classic look works well on most nail beds. It creates the appearance of healthy, well-groomed nails. Round nails are a great choice for shorter nail lengths. The rounded edge has a softening effect and is ideal for those wanting to downplay shorter nails. This shape works with all cuticle styles and looks great with both polished and bare nail looks.

Square Nails

Square nails have straight edges with sharp corners. They create a striking, retro-chic look. Square shapes work best at medium to long lengths where the straight edges are more defined. Pair with squared cuticles for a bold, sophisticated style. Keep tips even and watch sharp corners that can snag. This modern shape commands attention, so it's perfect for those wanting an edgy, fashion-forward style.

Squoval Nails

Can't decide between square and oval nails? Squoval combines the best of both shapes. With subtle rounded edges, the squoval shape is a hybrid of square and oval nails. It offers a modern look while still retaining an elegant curve. Squoval nails are a versatile option that works with most nail lengths and cuticle shapes. The softer corners also reduce snagging. This is a great shape if you want to subtly elongate your nail beds without going overly sharp.

Experiment with different nail shapes to find the one that complements your nails and style best. Keep these popular options in mind during your next manicure to achieve the perfect, flawless nails! Contact us to book your next appointment. Our nail experts can't wait to work with you to create your signature nail look!