How-to: create square-shaped nails
If you’ve always wanted perfectly square nails, but never known where to start, here’s how you can transform your nails – and all you need is a nail clipper and a nail file!
(Note: for square nails, make sure you’ve got some length to begin with, at least to the end of the fingertip).
Steps to square nails:
1) Start by trimming your nails with a nail clipper. Clip your nails straight across, in one straight cut, to minimise the amount of filing.
2) Using a nail file, file your nails straight across in one direction. Don’t file your nails in a back-and-forth motion as this may damage the nail.
3) Run the nail file on the sharp edges of your nails to gently round them off.
4) Check your nails are straight by turning your hand over and looking at the underside of your nails.
Thanks to Fiona Hay, Australia’s Creative Director from Orly’
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