What's the best nail shape for your finger? Believe it or not there are rules. No one says you have to follow them, but they are a good guideline for what is visually appealing.
How awesome do these look?
This is my post talking about different nail shapes and how to best balance your finger past the free edge based on your nail bed shape.
There are 3 main nail bed shapes. Look at your nail bed from cuticle to tip. Forget anything past the free edge because you can manipulate that shape with a file. Your nail plate is probably either rounded, square or triangular. Below is a graphic I made of proper nail shapes past the free edge based on your nail bed shape.
Here are links to a series of posts showing how you can manipulate the free edge into different shapes.
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