Almond shaped nails are a cross between the round and oval nail shape and the pointy stiletto nail shape. The almond nail shape gives your manicure the best of both worlds – soft elegance and pointy drama. Because of this combination, you can wear this type of manicure everywhere, from your professional world to glamorous nights out on the town.
Almond shaped nails also elongate your fingers to give your hands a slender look if you’re concerned about having shorter or stubbier fingers! While this nail shape can be worn on short nails, as you’ll see from our most popular 45 almond-shaped nail ideas below, for the most sophisticated and elegant effect, this nail shape should be used on long nails. We hope these designs, from simple and cool to intricate and pretty, will help you find the perfect manicure for any outfit or occasion.
For a manicure you can wear anywhere, paint your almond shaped nails in natural, clear, or white polish
The looks below are truly versatile. They are far from overdone or too fancy. In fact, you can even say they’re understated sexy. Simplicity is sophisticated, wouldn’t you agree? These manicures show that you don’t have to be bold and colorful to have a very pretty manicure.
Use light, pastel colors for a soft, girly look
These pale pink, blue, and purple shades will produce a very pretty manicure. Pair them with the almond nail shape, and you’ll be able to soften up any outfit. They’re perfect for daytime events, such as brunches or birthday lunches.
These neon colors will make your almond-shaped nails really pop!
For a fun and flirty look, use bright neon colors, like in the picture ideas below. They’re girly, playful, and extremely fun!
Deep colors and dark polishes are bold and strong
If you are an independent woman who knows what she wants in life, why not try a bold look on your almond shaped nails? Use rich, deep hues as in the pictures below to exude this strong feeling on your manicure. And, as everyone knows, black is one of the boldest colors out there!
Try a French tip with a twist!
Who says you always have to stick to tradition? Certainly not us! The classic French manicure is made trendy and modern with these special designs and colors added to it.
Patterns and designs are always exciting and fun
Amp up the style and trendiness of your manicure with these almond-shaped nail designs! Here’s a truly mesmerizing and groovy design featuring a very intricate accent nail.
These sleek thin line designs is simple and easy! Here’s a hint: use nail tape between polish coats for the straightest and cleanest lines.
Channel your inner wild side with this cheetah-inspired print!
Are you a baseball fan? If you are, you’ll really love these nails. Wear them to a game and you’re sure to have a crowd pleaser!
These almond-shaped nails remind us of Easter eggs! The perfect blend of pastel hues and pretty white designs produce a mini work of art for your fingernails.
You can’t go wrong with glitter!
If you want a look that’s flashy and dramatic, you really can’t go wrong with sparkly almond shaped nails. Either use glitter polish or rhinestone accents to add texture and shimmer to your manicure! Your nails will be sure to steal the show using the following pictures as ideas and inspiration.