Summer is the perfect time of the year to start experimenting with nail art, and what better way to start than with the shape of your nails?! Below we’ve outlined some of the top trending shapes of the season and which one would suit you best.

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With no soft edges, square nails are the perfect way to make a statement. Square nails do run the risk of making your hands look stubby, but it’s the perfect style for those with shorter nails who don’t want to round and cut off their shape.


The best of both worlds, this look is just like the square but with a lot softer edges, and is very easy to maintain on shorter nails.


The tip of an oval nail is soft and blunt, making this the perfect, elegant look with someone who has longer nails.


Rounded nails are the most popular and on trend as the rounded off shape helps to elongate the nails and make hands look more slender.


Almond shaped nails are the most popular pick amongst celebrities as the nail is slender on the sides and wide at the base, making the perfect shape to create stand out nail art looks whilst keeping the nails looking slender and sophisticated.

Mountain Peak

The Mountain Peak nail is very similar to the Stiletto, yet much more suited to shorter nails and will most likely last longer due to their length.


The Stiletto nail has a much more drastic point than any other nail look. A gel polish is a must with this look to make the nail stronger – a look not for the faint hearted!


The Ballerina nail has a squared off tip for a dramatic finish, a firm favourite with the likes of Kylie Jenner, and is a great shape if you want to try something different.

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