Today we focus on choosing the shape of the nails and, in particular, we are talking about ballerina nails. Sophisticated, comfortable and fashionable, this shape is so called because it recalls the tips of a ballerina’s shoes and is obtained through a particular filing technique.
It is a shape that is depopulating in recent times, even if it is more recent than more classic shapes, such as the square one.
Ballerina-shaped nails are among the most requested by nails addicted, so let’s find out how to make them together.
Realization Techniques: The Secret Is In Lima!
The ballerina manicure is also called coffin or ballerin manicure, precisely because of its particular shape. But how to do it?
Also in this case, as I always repeat, in order to have optimal results you don’t have to be in a hurry: in the end, if we decide to take care of ourselves and not turn to some nail artist it is to experiment and have fun! So, let’s arm ourselves with a little patience and with the right practice and a little dexterity, we will have perfect and super fashion nails!
Let’s start from an assumption: making short ballerina nails is not easy, because the filing technique requires a bit of room to maneuver in length, so if you don’t have nails long enough but you don’t want to give up this very glam shape, you should first consider opting for gel or acrylic reconstruction. By practically discovering how coffin nails are made, you will understand why.
How to File Ballerina Nails?
Unlike square nails, ballerina nails are filed differently, creating an oblique effect on the sides and a straighter effect on the tip, in the central part; therefore, the longer the nail, the greater the wow effect of the manicure.
In the case of long and strong natural nails, the filing can be done directly, using a cardboard or glass file; we start by filing the sides of the nails with decisive movements, which always go in the same direction.
Gradually, it is necessary to file as if you wanted to “converge” the two sides towards the tip and to do this it is necessary that the file is held in an oblique position.
After that, to make the tip correctly, it is important to place the file perpendicular, so as to square the top of the bezel.
The importance of manicure
I recommend, as always, to prepare the nails through proper hydration and cuticle removal and not to overdo the movements: firm, but delicate.
In the end, we just have to remove all the residues of the filing with a special sponge and then let’s have fun decorating our nails as we prefer!
I repeat, in the event that the nails are too short, it is necessary to proceed with a reconstruction first (if you have manual skills you can also try your hand at doing it yourself) and after the product has dried properly, you can proceed with filing, as seen before.
There is also an alternative between the long natural nail and reconstruction, namely the application of tips; this alternative is certainly simpler and cheaper than the previous one, because the tips can be found practically everywhere, but it must be said that the effect will not be as long-lasting as that of reconstruction or natural nails.
Once the tips have been applied, you can proceed as described above, as if it were your natural nail.
When to choose the Ballerina Shape
We have seen the particularities of this type of manicure, which makes the hands super glamorous and trendy. But who are coffin nails good for? Given the peculiarity of the filing, these nails are suitable for those with narrow and long nail beds and those with tapered fingers, while it is better to avoid if you have stubby hands, because you risk an unpleasant aesthetic impact.
In the latter case, I recommend choosing a square shape, which is somewhat reminiscent of the ballerina shape, but is suitable for all types of hands (or almost).
Time Decoration: Ideas And Inspirations
How to decorate ballerina gel nails? Or coffin nails in general?
Well, even in this case, green light to the imagination!
We can decide to leave them simple, applying a transparent base and then coloring them with a solid color enamel, with a matte or glossy finish, recalling the magical, romantic and elegant world of ballet, then choosing colors such as pastel pink, nude, pink satin, ivory, milky white.
Or, we can choose this option, but giving a touch of personalization to the manicure, using (instead of the classic transparent) a glitter top coat, with some glitter, or applying small rhinestones on the nails or on some of them.
Again, for a slightly more rock and decisive effect, you can apply a plum, black or dark purple nail polish, but it is better to avoid dark shades of brown.
Free way to creativity!
Alternatively, if we want a more original and one-of-a-kind manicure, we can opt for a fashion and fun nail art.
For example, we can choose to make multicolored nails with different enamels, or we can opt for a French, both in its classic version and indulging in a more summery version with fluorescent colors, or, again, we can have fun drawing flowers or fruit. on some fingers; we can make our nails sparkle with the application of small colored stones or we can customize them with the design of geometric shapes, or, if desired, we can recreate the marble effect.
In short, the options are so many!
The important thing is to carefully choose the shape of the nails based on the shape and size of your hand and fingers, and then indulge yourself in the nuances and decorations.
If now it seems difficult to choose without the advice of a professional in the sector, you will see that with a little practice you will be able to achieve exceptional results. Word of Vale!