10 Nail Art Ideas That Will Convince You to Get a Square-Shaped Mani

June 23, 2022
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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In a world where “ballerina,” “coffin” and “claw” are all words used to describe nail shapes, “square” can sound pretty basic. It’s true that square-shaped nails are a classic, but that doesn’t mean they need to be boring. If you’re a square nail lover looking to spice up your manicures, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite manis on Instagram that are perfect for square nails.

Hawaiian Print Square Nails

Get your nails summer-ready with this beachy Aloha print set. A rhinestone on each nail adds a touch of glam.

Butterfly Square Nails

We adore the butterfly design on these long square nails. The double French tips are also a fun spin on the classic look.

Ombre French Tip Square Nails

A vibrant ombre with a French tip design combines two nail art ideas we love in one. Stick to this fiery orange or choose any eye-catching shade you desire.

Subtle Square Nails

A sheer polish and gold twinkle stickers is the perfect combo for those who love a minimalist manicure. For a universally flattering nude base, try Essie Gel Couture in Sheer Silhouette.

Floral Press-On Square Nails

These nails look like they were inspired by an enchanted garden. They’re press-ons, so you can order a set for yourself without even going to the salon!

Short Square Nails

You can keep your nails short while still trying a square shape. This milky white set is understated yet pretty.

Geometric Square Nails

The squares and overlapping outlines play off of the square shape here. Plus, we love the pops of gold.

Lovey-Dovey Square Nails

This is not your average heart design mani — it’s a heart French mani that puts a whole new spin on the classic.

Mixed Print Square Nails

When you don’t know what design to do, do all of them! These square nails with various colorful printed tips are anything but basic.

Square Accent Nails

This set keeps things classic by incorporating French tips, but adds an interesting twist by only having two nails sport the design.

Photo: @ dre.s.nails

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