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 roughly a 45º angle towards the centre, then round out the corners. If you like long nails, you should try the pointy, or 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 at home.