What about shape? Oval nails have been in fashion for a few seasons now. Their elegant shape is ideal for medium-length nails. Simply file your nail to create a 45º angle towards the centre, then round out the corners. If you like long nails, try the super-pointy look, or the even more exaggerated stiletto shape popular with many stars. These styles are hard to pull off on your own so you might want to see a pro for a perfect manicure. After that, you can simply follow the shape yourself in the weeks to follow.