What's even harder than landing on a nail-art design at your next salon appointment? Landing on the perfect shape for your nails. Square, oval, stiletto, and lipstick are all great options, but one shape that doesn't get enough credit is "ballerina."
The ballerina nail shape — or the coffin shape, as some people refer to it — is an elegant and sexy silhouette. The manicure is characterized as an oval shape with a rounded, square tip, mixing three nail shapes into one unique look. It's "soft and chic, like a ballet slipper," NYC-based editorial manicurist Miss Pop previously told POPSUGAR. Celebrity fans of the shape include Lizzo, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, and many more.
Like the shoe on a dancer's foot, the ballerina nail shape elongates your fingers and is flattering on everyone. The manicure style can work on nails of all lengths, long or short, and can be customized to fit your style. Some people prefer a soft look where the tip is more rounded, while others prefer a more drastic look where the end of the nail is tapered to form a sharper point.
Ahead, get more inspiration for the sexy ballerina nail shape.