The secret to a stunning manicure is not just in the polish color or the nail art, but also in the shape of the nails themselves. Every hand is unique, and finding the perfect nail shape to complement your hand type can transform your manicure from ordinary to extraordinary. At Rozita Karslidou’s Beauty Salon in Paphos, Cyprus, we offer guidance and expert services to help you find the ideal nail shape for your unique hand type.


The Spectrum of Nail Shapes

Before we delve into how to match nail shapes with hand types, let’s explore the various nail shapes that you can choose from:

Square: Characterized by straight edges and a square tip, ideal for strong nail beds.

Oval: Oval shapes are elegant and classic, with a smooth, rounded edge that mirrors the base of the nail.

Round: Ideal for shorter nails, the round shape follows the natural contour of the fingertip.

Almond: This shape is more pointed than oval but softer than a stiletto, characterized by slender sides and a tapered tip.

Coffin/Ballerina: Named for its resemblance to a coffin or a ballerina’s slipper, this shape is squared off at the tips.


Pairing Nail Shapes with Hand Types

Finding the perfect nail shape is all about enhancing the natural beauty of your hands. Here are some general guidelines to help you select the best nail shape for your hand type:

Small Hands: For petite hands, smaller nail shapes like round or oval can keep things in proportion and look very neat.

Large Hands: Larger hands can carry off dramatic shapes like the coffin or square. Longer nail shapes can also look proportionate and elegant on larger hands.

Long, Slim Fingers: If you have long, slim fingers, consider shapes like almond or oval that can complement the elegance of your hand structure.

Short, Chubby Fingers: Shorter shapes like round or square with rounded edges can help your fingers appear longer and slimmer.


Personal Preferences and Lifestyle Considerations

While your hand type is an important factor, your nail shape should also reflect your personal style and meet the demands of your lifestyle.

If you live an active lifestyle or work with your hands a lot, a shorter and more practical shape like round or square might be ideal for you.

If you prefer a more dramatic look or love to experiment with nail art, you might consider longer shapes like coffin or almond.


Professional Consultation at Rozita Karslidou’s Beauty Salon

Choosing the perfect nail shape can be a daunting task, but you’re not alone in this journey. At Rozita Karslidou’s Beauty Salon, we offer professional manicure services, including our popular Shellac Manicure, to help you achieve your desired look. Our skilled technicians can provide personalized advice on selecting the best nail shape for your hands.



The quest for the perfect nail shape is a personal journey that combines your hand type, personal style, and lifestyle. It’s about finding a balance that makes you feel confident and beautiful. At Rozita Karslidou’s Beauty Salon, we’re dedicated to helping you find that balance and achieving a manicure that you’ll love. Visit us today and embark on the journey to your perfect manicure.