Nails are among some of the most treasured accessories by women. Nails complement your make up, which speaks volumes about your personality. Apart from the face and the hair, nails deserve sufficient attention. To get the best, you need to know which nails are best for you. Of course various types of nail shapes exist: from Round, oval, squoval, square, almond and stiletto, among others. If you really value your nails, and I know you do, take budget for time to do them at least weekly. If it is difficult for you to get to the salon every other week, spare some minutes out of your busy schedule to do them yourself. Don’t forget that shaping them is a magnificent substitute for manicure. Determining the best shape for your nails is usually a tricky bit for some people. However, this shouldn’t be a headache. All you need to do is look at the shape of the cuticles. Some are curved, while others are squared. Some may be squared but have rounded edges. These shapes indicate which nail shapes work best for you. If you are a lover of almond nails, then read on to find out how you can shape them to your utmost satisfaction. How best should you shape your nails? This depends on you as an individual. First decide how you want to do it. Do you want to use a file, or a clipper? While some argue that using files is the best way to shape nails, there are those who contest that using nail clippers is their way. Some experts offer that both are applicable depending on the nature of the nails and the shape you want. They argue that if the nails are long yet you want them short, you may begin by snipping those using clippers before shaping them using a file. Quite some insight, huh! However, in this case, you need to be very careful, lest you over-trim the nails to make them shorter than you really want them. Just trim them a bit longer that you want before engaging your file. If you desire lady-like nails, then go for almond. To get this shape, follow this five simple tips. 1. Determine the central point of your nail and mark it. 2. The next step is to begin filing your nail towards the central spot. 3. Let your filing be angular in nature, allowing the angle to be just off the central spot. This leaves a flat tip to be rounded out. 4. Having fixed the angles on the sides, now file the angular corners, smoothing them out as you proceed to the last step. 5. Blend the smoothed out angles into an almond shape. This is the final and most vital step in shaping short almond nails. Almond nails elongate your fingers while at the same time adding a feminine touch to your fingers. Remember that the shape of your nails is your discretion and you can always change the shapes into something more trendy and fashionable to suit your desire. However, to change your nail shape, you always have to be patient until they elongate. You may also seek advice from experts if you are not sure about what is best for you.