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A Practical Guide To Finding The Right Nail Shape

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Finding the right nail shape isn’t always easy! Discover more about the benefits of manicures and how the team at our Edmonton spa can give you the perfect nails!

While many people consider manicures and pedicures to be the occasional way of pampering yourself, the truth is that these treatments provide great benefits for your overall health and well-being, including:

  • improved blood circulation
  • improved the health of your nails
  • smooth hands and feet 
  • enhanced mood and lower stress levels

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A Practical Guide to Nail Shapes

Well groomed hands are one of the best accessories any woman can flaunt. The beauty of hands is very important because a well-chosen nail shape and neat manicure can help you feel more attractive and self-confident.

What does your nail shape say about you?

Various types of finger nails

A nail shape is not only an indispensable part of your overall appearance, it’s also a tool that can reveal your personality. Here are some interesting facts about the correlation between nail shapes and personality:

  • Square nails are extremely practical and provide high durability. If you prefer convenience over external appearance, then this might be the right shape for you.
  • Oval nails are for women who like to stay stylish, yet keep things simple and comfortable.
  • Squoval nails can help bring out your confident, self-assured nature and are perfect for assertive and powerful women!
  • Round nails are often chosen by casual and down-to-earth-women who are also looking for a sweet, flirty, and feminine look.
  • Coffin Nails, also called Ballerina nails are for the ultra-feminine and stylish women, providing the perfect combination of dainty and practicality.
  • Stiletto nails are for the real fashionistas. They resemble delicate claws and may reflect the coquettish nature of the wearer.


Tips For Choosing The Right Nail Shape For You

Choosing the right nail shape isn’t as simple as round or square. You must consider many factors including:

  • The shape of your hands
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your taste
  • Your personality

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, talk to your manicurist and they can help determine which type of nail shape is right for you. In the meantime, here’s a basic guideline to help get you started:


This is a universal nail shape, which can be maintained in both domestic conditions and with the help of a professional. The length is short, which is practical, but the curved edges will help your hands look more elegant.

Finger type: This shape is great for women with wide nail beds.

Nail color: Pastels (pale pinks and delicate blues) and bold colors (red, deep orange, burgundy, and black) look great with this shape.



Sometimes called an egg shape due to the slight tapering from the nail bed to the tip of the finger, the oval shape is considered to be the most feminine. This is because it elongates your nails and creates blunt tips to help your hands and fingers look more delicate.

Finger type: Wide and narrow nail beds and long fingers.

Nail color: Pastel colors with creative and vivid nail art (such as floral designs or geometric patterns) are well suited for this nail shape.



Originally used for French manicures, the square shape is very practical as it doesn’t break easily. The subtle edges make your nails look polished and its best to keep some length in your nails with this shape.

Finger type: Wide and narrow nail beds and long, narrow fingers.

Nail color: Bright and muted shades work best.



One of the newest and most popular trends, the ballerina shaped nail is very similar to a stiletto nail, but with a squared off tip to mimic the appearance of a coffin. Not only do they elongate the fingers, but they also provide a bigger canvas for funky, creative nail art!

Finger type: All types

Nail color: Neutral colors with nail art.



Stiletto nails are great for the fashionista but are a bit impractical due to their pointy edges. While this daring shape won’t last long on natural nails because they’re prone to breakage, opting for acrylic nails or UV gel can make them last longer.

Finger type: Long fingers and elongated nails

Nail color: Sheer neutral shades with discreet and eccentric designs.


Book a Manicure

Treat your hands, skin, and mind to a relaxing and rejuvenating manicure at our Edmonton spa. Our professional team can help you choose the right nail shape and color to suit your needs and help your personality shine through!

Contact us today at 780-481-9772 or book an appointment today.

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