Nail Shapes

Just when you thought going to one of our recommended London nail salons would mean relaxing and letting the beautician take away all of your nail-related stresses, you are then asked what shape you want. This can be a minefield if you don’t have much knowledge about nails. Thankfully, we have created this Nail Shapes guide so the next time you do go, all you have to do is pick the one you like!

5 Nail Shapes:

Nail Shapes


This is similar to the almond shape but instead of the nail tapering upwards, it mirrors the rounded base. This shape can only be achieved on longer nails.


This is a blend between the square and oval. It is basically the square with the edges rounded to make the look softer. It is a top choice for short nails.

Square Nail

This is a modern classic. It is a sharp shape, with no rounded edges. This is a great option for those who prefer a shorter nail.

Round Nail

This is a longer nail, where the tip has been rounded into a soft shape. This is perfect to elongate your fingers and make your hand look ladylike and slender.


This shape is wider at the base, where it tapers upwards into a soft point. This style is synonymous with celebrities and is top of the trends.

Now you know the top 5 nail shapes, which one will you choose?