(picture from Sultanabeauty via IG)
Here you have five different shapes you can file, buff or sculpt your nails into. My favorite is Squoval because you get the best of both worlds. It is a combination of square and round (oval). The edges are rounded while the top is squared off. Almond nails are also very nice and great looking for bigger hands but smaller nail plates. Square nails can look a bit harsh so your nails should be a little smaller. The wider your nail plate, you should not opt for a square shape nail. Try a round nail for a slender look. The most popular at the moment is the stiletto nail. I must say, I am definitely not a fan of this shape. Everyone can not wear this shape and some really shouldn’t. It’s very pointy and can be very dangerous to you and someone else. Great for entertainers because they don’t do much. 🙂 Last is the round shape which is always a classic and looks good on just about anyone. Very day to day and functional.
Whatever shape you choose, is fine. However, be aware of the way your nails actually grow. That should dictate what shape your nails should be file into. But, if you choose a different shape outside of your natural shape be prepared for cracking and breaking. Once the nail is compromised out of its natural shaping it can cause them to break. Keep them shaped and a nail hardener on them and it will help in stopping them from breaking or chipping.