- Sanitize hands and nails.
- Start out with a square nail by clipping your nail straight across.
- Clip the uppermost portion of the two sides diagonally into a triangle.
- With a file, focus on curving the sides evenly to get a teardrop shape that softens the triangle.
- Whatever you do on one side, do on the other side. For example: If you do three files on one side, do three files on the other so that it looks symmetrical.