The Best Nail Shape For Each Personality Type

Claire Miles
Jul 10, 2021

Just like some hairstyles have the power to highlight our best features and allow us to express our personalities, our nail shapes can influence a lot on how we are perceived. If you never stopped to consider what your nail shape says about you, we’re here to help.

Oval Nails

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Oval nails are a great option for those who want to achieve an elongated look with their hands, creating a natural, yet elegant look. With rounded edges, your nails will last longer than squared nail shapes. This is a very sophisticated nail shape, so we recommend experimenting with darker shades of nail polish when picking this style.

Square Nails

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Square nails are a modern choice that looks great on all types of hands and personalities, but they’re a particularly good option for those with thin fingers. The only downside of square nails is keeping their shape: their straight edges tend to slowly get rounded due to friction. So keeping a nail file in your purse is a great solution to always keep your nails looking sharp.

Round Nails

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Round nails are perfect for those who don’t want to worry about maintaining their nail shape and polish. This shape is great for preventing nail chipping and breaking, as well as highlighting your hands. This versatile nail shape looks extremely natural, so lighter hues are the best pick when it comes to nail polish.