Top 10 Fashionable Nail Styles

Cy'Asia Heyward, Staff Writer

A great place to start to improve your style in the halls is in your hands.  Great nails can bring out confidence, originality, and success.  In my list of top ten nail styles, in no particular order, you can find a style that works for you based on the look you’re going for and how much time and energy you want to put into your nails.


10 -Coffin Nails

Coffin nails are extremely popular thanks to social media. The style is done by filing the sides of the nail thick towards the cuticle but thinner up to the point and filing the point of the nails down so that it is squared off.  





9- Stiletto Nails

Although this nail shape may be hard to work with and pick up items due to its length and sharp point, they are a very cool style. When doing your nails in, this style you must make sure the very tip of your nail is pointed and smooth or else it will not look right.


8-Ballerina Nails

Much like the Coffin style, the Ballerina style is filed to a squared off point. But this style is instead filled thin on the sides more and typically seen as the more elegant version of the two. They are very common and easy to do on longer nails.




7- Oval Nails

The style is perfect if you have long nails and want more feminine look. To achieve this, you must file the side of the nails until they are thin, but instead of filing the top, leave it curved. Oval nails are also known to make your hands look slim, so if you want your hands to appear slimmer, this style is definitely for you.



6- Square Nails

This style doesn’t take a lot to keep up, and it is simple and easy to do,  so you don’t necessarily have to know how to “do nails” to make the style. You must file the top of your nail to bring out its natural curve and keep the tip flat. This is a casual classy style– not too long and not too short.



5 -Round Nails

This simple shape is perfect for shorter nails. It only goes past your nail bed and keeps its natural shape. The only maintenance you will have to do is paint your nails. Round nails are perfect for people who want their nails done but also have busy lives and don’t have time to maintain those extra long nails.

4- Almond Nails 

This nail style is perfect to make hands look more slender.  You begin by filing your nail into an oval shape, but when you get to the top, you file a rounded point. It is clean and a perfect go-to for people with longer nails who don’t know what else to do with them.



3- Squoval Nails

The Squoval style is just like the Oval nails, except you continue to file the top of the nail to flatten it out and give it a more squared-off look.




2- Lipstick Nails

This style is very different than most nails we see. To form their shape, you must file as if you are making a square nail, but when you get to the top, you angle it either left or right and continue to file so the nail looks as if it is slanted. It is a fun, different look and could also be an enjoyable challenge. 


1 -Flare Nails

The style of this nail is very different from any other style. Instead of filing the nail in too thin, you need to file the nail to thicken it. As you can tell from the name, the nails flare from your finger, taking the form of a duck’s bill shape. This style, however, is not common at all this year.