It has been said amongst the best nail technicians that to create a beautiful, balanced nail shape its best to determine the free-edge shape by mirroring the natural curve of your cuticle line. There are other factors that help determine flattering shapes such as length¬†of finger, nailed width¬†and length. But ultimately its a personal choice. Check out these popular shapes: Square: Classic and strong. Best for: Short nails, wider cuticles Squoval: Practical and¬†universal Best for: All finger types Rounded: Simple and clean Best for: Short nails, slim fingers, round cuticle Oval: Classic and chic Best for: Long fingers, round cuticle Bonus! Elongates fingers Almond: Elegant Best for: Long and slim nail beds, round cuticle Bonus! Elongates fingers Ballerina or Coffin: Edgy and fashion forward Best for: Long nail beds Stiletto: Extreme and avant garde Best for: Anyone OK with wearing enhancements source: Nail It Magazine Want nail polish & nail care delivered each month?¬†Subscribe here.