The Nail Shape You Should Wear, Based on Your Fingers

Walking into a nail salon can be a trip.

Colors and length are hard enough, but then there's also shape you need to choose! Keep reading for the nail shape you should wear, based on your fingers.

Long and Skinny Fingers

Thin fingers with a lot of length don't need much in terms of nail accouterments. If you're in this category, stick to a short manicure with a natural file. Any added length would be counterproductive, and a funky nail tip shape may make your fingers look extra long. Short and sweet does the trick for this finger type.


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Round Thumbs

Round thumbs are great for video games and almond-shaped manicures. This particular nail shape will be the yin to your hand's yang. An almond shape on a round thumb will add equilibrium to the whole look.


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Wide Nail Beds

If you find your nail beds are on the wider side, you'll enjoy trying a manicure style that has a bit of length. Either grow your nails out or ask about the extension options at your salon. When adding length, also ask your nail technician to stick with a tip shape that closely resembles your natural nail.


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Elongated Thumbs

If your thumbs are longer than your BFF's, chances are you have elongated thumbs. This hand type always bodes well with manicures that have a circular nail shape and a bit of natural length. Since your thumb already provides height, there's no need to go wild with the nail length. Keep it short, but the tip circular for a distinctive look.


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Full Fingers

If you've been blessed with fuller fingers, try going for nail extensions next time you're in the salon. A fuller hand always looks great with longer nails and pointy tips. This type of nail will balance out the hand shape and create a beautiful, elongated manicure.


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