There are plenty of nail shapes that are trendy right now, from coffin nails to square or oval manicure. Everyone wants to give them a try. Doing your manicure at a salon can be a real treat. However, you can also create a beautiful and trendy manicure at home. Here are the hottest nail shapes and their recommended polish color.

The Best Nail Shapes and Color Recommendations to Consider

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#1. Round Nails

This shape is perfect for those of you who have shorter nails. It is a more natural look, and the nails are only a bit extended over the nail beds. For this type of nails, you should stick with neutral nail polish colors or even something more natural as a French manicure. You can never go wrong with these picks.

#2. Square Manicure

Square nail shapes look great on both shorter and longer nails. If you don’t consider it to be harder to maintain, you can try this manicure. Your nails will have edges, and their tips will be filed flat. The overall look is classic and clean. If you have this manicure, you can play with any color you want such as [easyazon_link identifier=”B005EII8XO” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]rose[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link identifier=”B002YK54CS” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]plum shades[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KYU4NZE” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]chocolate hues[/easyazon_link], and others.

#3. Oval Nails

This look is perfect for those who have longer nails, and they want a more feminine manicure. Your hands will seem longer as well as your fingers. For a slim appearance, these nail shapes are the best. Unlike the almond shape, the oval one has a softer and blunter tip. You can use any color you like on oval nails, including acrylic or gel manicures.

#4. Ballerina Nails

Coffin nails or ballerina nails are quite similar to the stiletto manicure. However, these have a squared off tip. Many Hollywood celebrities love this style, which is a great choice if you want to try something totally different and stand out in the crowd. It is an unconventional shape that can have original and out-of-the-ordinary manicure styles. Ballerina nails go great with [easyazon_link identifier=”B01609KGB2″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]matte nail polish[/easyazon_link] and even 3D embellishment items such as [easyazon_link identifier=”B019MPBVWE” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]small gems.[/easyazon_link]

#5. Almond Nail Shape

Almond nails are the next level from the simpler oval or square ones. They have a rounded and narrower point, which elongates your fingers, making your hands look elegant and stylish. Almond nail shapes are a common choice of celebrities. Pastel shades complement almond nails perfectly. Soft [easyazon_link identifier=”B000NG8864″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]pink[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BPEKDUC” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]pistachio[/easyazon_link] shades can make you stand out in the crowd in a subtle and elegant way.

#6. Stiletto

Even though it is true that this nail shape is quite impractical, many women seem to prefer it because it is cool and trendy. You should not pick this shape if you do daily house chores because it is tough to cook, garden or do the dishes with stiletto nails. However, you can give them a try to see how well they work for you. This is another great shape if you want to make your fingers look slimmer and longer. This manicure is not shy at all. So, it matches perfectly with bold and dramatic shades such as [easyazon_link identifier=”B004KS2NMG” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]red[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B002YK54QY” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]dark brown[/easyazon_link], and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00XV0MX4W” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]even gothic black[/easyazon_link].

Let’s Recap

There are plenty of nail shapes you can choose from. Some of them work better on shorter nails, while others can only be created on longer manicures. If you opt for a bold nail shape, go all the way and choose a dramatic polish color. These picks can make you look trendy, cool and even stylish.

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