How to Choose the Perfect Nail Shape for Your Hand

To make your hands look really nice, you should choose a nail shape that matches your hand structure. Don’t be scared, it’s pretty easy.

5-Minute Crafts shares tips on how to make a manicure harmonious and memorable.

Determine the type of hand you have

Type 1: Long palm with short fingers

  • The oval shape makes your finger appear longer and thinner, evening out the proportions. It’s good on long nails.
  • The circle shape also makes the finger look longer and it’s good for short nails. It’s easy to take care of these nails, and you can choose any color.

Type 2: Wide palm with short fingers

  • The almond shape makes wide fingers look longer. Beige and red colors, nail art — all these things are a good match.
  • The stiletto shape makes short fingers appear longer and it’s only good for long nails. This shape requires a lot of care and it’s good for acrylic nails.

Type 3: Wide palm with longer fingers

  • The ballerina shape is a better match for long or very strong nails. It will highlight the finger length and balance out the wide palm.
  • If you prefer a more natural and shorter nail shape, you can also go for squoval.

Type 4: Long palm with long fingers

  • Clear and soft square. This is a very practical shape that doesn’t require a lot of care. It can be used on nails of any length. It’s good both for nail art and for solid, bright, or dark nail polish colors.
Please note: This article was updated in September 2021 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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