How to Find the Best Nail Shape for your Hands
When it comes to your fingers, there’s more to a mani than just finding your perfect polish. It’s time for you to find the best nail shape for your hands. The world has more nail shapes than we have fingers, which can lead to some serious dilemmas in the salon.
From Squoval to Round, we’re on hand to help you select the right angles for your nails, so you really can enjoy that hand massage (we know that’s what you’re there for).
Before we get started, take a good look at your hands. To flatter those tips, you need to find the nail shape that works for you by figuring out the shape of your cuticle and nail bed. Simply push back your cuticles with the OPI Reusable Cuticle Stick to look at your true cuticle shape, then get started.
Best For: Anyone who thinks their fingers look short and thick. This shape elongates your fingers, making them look slender and also makes wide nail beds appear thinner.
Your Dream Shade: This is the perfect start for every shade, so we’re going to have to go for classic Big Apple Red.
Best For: Anyone with wide nail beds and long nails. This runway favorite elongates nails in both width and length. It’s similar to an almond shape but a tad more blunt.
Your Dream Shade: This is the perfect nail art base, so go nude with Bubble Bath.
Best For: Lengthening and slimming fingers as well as those with round cuticles. Slender at the sides and slim at the base, this is instantly flattering shape.
Your Dream Shade: You’re so on-trend and of the moment, you know that you have to wear the shimmering Butterfly Me to The Moon.
Best For: Low maintenance ladies. If you have long, narrow nail beds and like a short length, this is the shape for you.
Your Dream Shade: Keep it simple and serious with a coat of Half Past Nude.
Best For: Everyone! This universally flattering nail shape looks good on short and long fingers. Part-oval and part-square, this is super easy to maintain on short nails.
Your Dream Shade: Try on a shade that is both daring and an OPI classic, Lincoln Park After Dark.
Best For: Anyone with short fingers and long nails. This is a shape made for long nails (we recommend with acrylics) that ends with a sharp statement point.
Your Dream Shade: You’re not taking any prisoners, and you’re definitely a risk taker, so go bold with the statement shade Cajun Shrimp.
Best For: Acrylic enthusiasts, this shape needs salon maintenance. Long, slim and squared off at the tip, this suits long, slender fingers and angled cuticles. They’re called ballerina nails as the tip resembles a pointed shoe.
Your dream shade: You’re #OPIObsessed and constantly changing your nail polish, and right now you’re into Machu Peach-u.
Best for: The cut angle of a fresh tube of lipstick is our inspiration for this shape. Like your favorite shade, this squared nail style slants diagonally for a seriously unique nail shape.
Your Dream Shade: Channel our favorite lip color with a vampy burgundy, Malaga Wine.