Short Ballerina Nails: Don’t walk, RUN to the nail salon!

by Gabby

If you are like me, you most probably cannot wait for your next appointment at the nail salon! After all, our hands are one of the first things people see, and our manicure is what makes all the outfits complete. However, we often concentrate fully on the nail design and choosing the right nail polish color. The right nail shape also plays an equally important role for the overall picture and should not be underestimated. Whether in almond shape, stiletto nails square nails, the selection is now so large that it is easy to lose track. While long nails are beautiful, they’re not particularly practical. And that’s exactly why today we’re talking about short ballerina nails that look just as chic and classy. What exactly do ballerina nails look like? And how do you achieve the shape yourself at home? Let’s get started!

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Are coffin and ballerina nails the same?

Ballerina nails and coffin nails are almost the same, with only one small difference. The ballerina ones are slightly wider and rounder, around the edges. What do ballerina nails look like? As the name suggests, Ballerina Nails remind us of the shoes of a ballet dancer with their special shape. The narrower sides gently converge towards the tip, which optically creates the illusion of longer fingernails. Unlike stiletto nails or almond-shaped nails, the tip of ballerina nails is always straight. Elegant, feminine and classy, ballerina nails are the perfect way to show off our short fingernails in the best possible way.

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Since a certain length is necessary for the elegant shape, ballerina nails are usually worn very long. However, short ballerina nails also look great and are a great eye-catcher.

How do you do short ballerina nails?

Are you one of those women who don’t have time for regular visits to the nail salon? Or do you love to take things into your own hands from time to time? Then we have good news for you! With a little practice and the right tools, you can easily make short ballerina nails yourself at home. Here is a brief guide on how to do this.

  • First carefully remove the cuticles.
  • If you wear gel nails, you must remove it first if you want to create a good base for the next gel that you are going to apply. Remove nail dust with a fine nail brush or brush.
  • And now let’s make the short ballerina shape. To do this, first file the sides of the nails straight – make absolutely sure that there are no curves.
  • Then let the side lines converge slightly towards the tip and file the tip flat – only then does the typical shape of the ballerina nails shows up.
  • In the case of a gel modelling, the build-up gel must now be applied thinly and allowed to harden completely under the UV lamp. Otherwise, wear base coat and paint your nails in the desired nail polish color.
  • And voilà – you can file ballerina nails yourself that quickly and easily.

We all know that we are very busy and sometimes we don’t have the time to run to the nail salon. You can check out this video tutorial and try making them at home.

Short Ballerina nails: What are the trendiest designs to try out?

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Whether you like the unusual comic nails or simple glossy elegant look, there are currently many nail trends to try out. To help you choose, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest nail designs to show off your short ballerina nails in the best possible way.

Neon French nails: The best trend for spring 2023

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Winter still has us firmly in its grip, but we are already looking forward to the sunny spring days. French nails in all possible variants are among those nail designs that will probably never go out of style and will be reinterpreted again and again. Colorful, fun and still super chic, neon French tips will be THE nail trend in spring 2023, and will literally make our hands shine. Short ballerina nails with neon-colored nail tips can immediately put you in a good mood. If you like it even more glamorous, decorate your nails with some rhinestones. Check out the trendiest French manicure 2023 and inspire yourself.

Red nails

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Bold, stunning and trendy, red ballerina nails can sure make a modern statement. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, red nails are always a great option to celebrate the day of love. And the best news is no complicated embellishments needed! The vibrant nail polish is a great eye-catcher itself.

Pink nails for a simple look

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It doesn’t matter whether it’s super long stiletto nails or short ballerina nails, pink shades always work and look gorgeous on every nail shape. They are perfect for emphasizing the elegant and simple shape of ballerina nails and underlining the romantic look. To add a touch of glamour to the nail design, you can always add glitter or make them chrome. You haven’t tried them yet? Make sure to put it in your list for things to do in 2023, because chrome nails are one of the trendiest currently.

Short Ballerina nails: Wedding manicure

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Attention all brides-to-be! You already know some of the biggest bridal accessory trends for 2023. But for a flawless bridal look, of course, the right manicure should not be missing, and short ballerina nails are just what you need! A simple nail design in white and a few rhinestones as a sparkling detail and voilà – your perfect manicure is ready for your big day!

Confetti nails

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Would you like your nail design to be a little more playful and girly? Confetti Nails were all the rage last year and luckily will stay with us this spring. Sometimes with delicate little hearts, dots or stars, the nail design immediately brightens our mood and the cute details create an unforgettable manicure. So have fun and make your short ballerina nails shine with Confetti Nails.

Animal print nails: Short Ballerina nail shape

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Animal print are everywhere this year, not only our clothes, but also our nails. Contrary to popular belief, the animal pattern is absolutely suitable for everyday use. Especially in combination with soft pastel colors, it looks surprisingly elegant. You can add some twist to the nail art by adding pink, for example. Or you can make the animal print with an unusual color.

Ombre nails in pastel colors

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There are some classics that just work any time of the year and that is exactly the case with ombre nails! Perfect for the warm spring months, these short ombre style nails are already making us dream of the sun and the beach. To give the look a more festive touch, upgrade the manicure with a little bit of glitter.


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