Nail design

Ballerina nails in trend – This nail shape looks totally noble and stylish!

Ballerina nails Acrylic Nude French variant Juwellen

The ballerina nails, also called coffin nails, have been in vogue for a few years and compete with the pointed stilettos. The look was first seen on celebs like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, now the distinctive nail shape is popular with many ladies around the world. In contrast to the weird trends like “Bubble Nails” and “Fur Nails” that have received a lot of attention on Instagram lately, the ballerina nails are a trend that ordinary people can actually wear. In addition, there are already numerous variations and ideas for beautiful nail designs. We’ll tell you today what characterizes this nail shape and give you some ideas for an elegant manicure.

What makes the ballerina nails?

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This nail shape owes its name to the classic ballet shoes, also known as pointe shoes. These have a flat front part, which offers the dancer a level standing surface. The ballerina nails are a combination of two nail shapes – “square” and “almond”. The nails are first filed into an almond shape, then they end flat with sharp corners. The tip of the nail should look like an isosceles trapezoid and the nail as a whole forms a diamond shape.

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Despite the elegance of their name, the ballerina nails are considered quite daring and flamboyant. The ballerina nails are more suitable for self-confident, determined women and are best combined with strict suits rather than romantic dresses.

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The ballerina nails represent a mix of the oval and the angular shape. The look is suitable for strong and strong natural nails as well as for artificial gel nails. However, the shape comes into its own with longer nails. It is very important that all the nails on the ten fingers are perfectly filed, because any irregularities will immediately catch the eye.

“Ballerina” for natural nails

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If you want to file your natural nails in a ballerina shape, here are some filing techniques that you can try:

Method 1 – First determine the length of the nails and file all the nail tips flat. Then round off the sides and center of the nail at a 45 degree angle to create a trapezoidal shape.

Method 2 – First file the sides and the center of the nail as with the almond shape and then adjust the tips to the desired length. The tip is filed straight horizontally.

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Make sure the nail tips don’t get too narrow or too wide. Otherwise the whole effect of the ballerina shape will disappear and the nails will soon resemble the usual “square”.

Ballerina-shaped gel nails

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Since natural nails can break off relatively quickly with this technique, reinforcing natural nails with gel would make more sense. Ballerina-shaped gel nails are particularly popular in nail studios around the world. When it comes to the artistic design of the nails, the possibilities are limitless. If you have a particular nail design you can show it off to your manicurist.

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To give you some inspiration for your next manicure, we have collected some great nail art ideas that put this nail shape in the limelight. Depending on the color or decoration chosen, a very different effect is created.


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Even if all the nails are painted in one color, the ballerina manicure will cause a stir. Soft pastel and nude tones such as beige, rose or gray make the nail design appear visually calmer. Luminous neon colors, on the other hand, underline the wild look and intensify the effect. A brightly colored nail design is perfect for summer vacation.


Ballerina nails combination square oval matt

A velvety-looking, matt nail polish makes the corners of the ballerina nails appear softer and ensures visual calm. A charming contrast is created when the matt surface is decorated with sparkling rhinestones. You can also mix matte and glossy finishes to add accents to some of the nails.

Also underline the nail shape

Ballerina nails short French variant silver glitter

The ballerina nails are characterized by a beautiful geometry, which can be emphasized with the nail art. Rely on a pattern with clear lines, a negative space design or a striped look.

Accents with glitter

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If you want to make your nail art look more lively, you should definitely rely on glitter. The fine shimmer of the glitter particles visually balances the angular nail shape and makes it appear very feminine. The possibilities are very diverse: emphasize the nail tip, create a color gradient or just paint a few nails with the glitter nail polish.

Color pigments

Ballerina nails acrylic pastel pink rhinestones

Color pigments make the nails shimmer even more radiant and are currently at the top of the popularity list. Chrome, hologram, glass nails – all of these looks are great for ballerina nails and bring a fancy element into play.

color gradient

Ballerina nails gradient nude white

The ombré look in bright colors is great for the ballerina nails. The most popular combination is nude and white. The accent is placed on the nail tips. You can also add some glitter to the gradient and create an even more impressive effect.

Jewel wave nail art

Ombre Nude White Ballerina Nails Rhinestones

The ballerina nails usually turn out to be unusual and extravagant. Rhinestones give the nail model the finishing touch and cannot be overlooked. The breathtakingly glittering highlights make every nail design even more special.

Marble look

Ballerina nail shape Nude marble look silver stripes

Everyone is wearing marble effect nails now! They look super classy and are super easy to make yourself. You can combine this look with various nude tones, pastel colors or additional details such as nail art stripes.

Crazy lines on a white primer can also be conjured up with a permanent marker pen! Simply make a few scribbled lines and then slightly blur them with a brush soaked in alcohol. Since the coffin nails are usually characterized by a certain length, 4-5 lines are sufficient, otherwise the nail design will end up being too dark.

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Marble nails white long ballerina shape

Tiger Eye Nails

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The tiger eye manicure is definitely an eye catcher. The name probably sounds familiar to you. A few years ago, Tiger Hair was all the rage. The hair trend was a nice mix of brown, gold and bronze, which made for beautiful highlights in the hair. The cat-eye nails also shine with fascinating light reflections and a unique depth of color.

Gothic nail design

Nail shape ballerina matt black Gothic nail design

Ballerina nails painted black also look very stylish. Finally, this nail shape is also called “coffin nails”. The nail design can therefore be a bit gothic and convey a dark feeling. A matte finish will further enhance the effect.

Paint motifs on nails

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The ballerina nails offer enough space for painting cute motifs. With a point pen, for example, small mickeys, hearts and flowers can be made. If you cannot paint elaborate designs by hand, there are also great alternatives such as water decals, stamps, stickers and Co. The complicated motifs are particularly effective on longer nails.

No matter which nail polish look you choose, the ballerina nails will definitely cause a stir!

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