If you once thought that the nail world was filled with only two shapes (round or square) and two lengths (short or long), then you’ve clearly been on a ride for the last few years with the rise of stiletto nails, almond nails, and ballerina nails.
But let us take a moment to admire one of Instagram’s favourites: Coffin nails. These tapered nails are squared off at the ends, giving them their coffin-esque appearance. They’ve been popular for years on social media, but scroll through your feed—or just look at literally any celebrity’s hands—and you’ll see that the trend has officially reached the hands of your favourite celebrities. Basically, coffin nails aren’t going away anytime soon, so get on board with these 13 killer nail looks, below.
1 Kehlani’s Gold-Jeweled Coffin Nails
I can’t decide what’s cooler: Kehlani’s intricate tattoos, her necklace layering skills, or her on-point coffin nails accented with gold nail accents. You decide!
2 Zhavia Ward’s Purple-Glitter Coffin Nails
Coffin nails pretty much look great at any length. Zhavia’s super-long mani looks even cooler thanks to her purple glitter polish.
3 Cardi B’s Neon-Green Coffin Nails
If there were a queen of nails, Cardi B would take the crown. She accented her bright-green mani with a subtle silver stripe down the middle.
4 Nicki Minaj’s Pink Jewelled Coffin Nails
Nicki switches up her nail silhouette as often as her hair—alternating between stiletto and coffin options. One thing that’s consistent? Chunky, 3D jewels on every nail.
5 Khloé Kardashian’s Matte-Red Coffin Nails
Khloé’s nail game is super strong. I love how she took a traditional red mani and made it feel fresh by adding a matte topcoat.
6 Kylie Jenner’s Pink-Chrome Coffin Nails
Is a nail polish drop in Kylie’s future? I hope so, because this manicure is S-I-C-K. Prayers up, y’all.
7 Iggy Azalea’s Electric-Neon Coffin Nails
Neon nails are definitely trending. Rapper Iggy Azalea is sitting pretty with her unique version one of spring’s coolest nail looks RN.
8 M.I.A.’s Clear, Symbolic Coffin Nails
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my nails so heres the break down. These are the signs of life I think with connections to each other. ⭕ – the ultimate.(The aboriginal people use circles alot too) ☥ The ankh – egyptian 🐚 – sangam. Dravidian culture ✝️ – Western. Might come from ankh symbol. And fly pirate.
This meaningful mani incorporates religious symbols close to M.I.A., proving your mani can be way more than merely aesthetic.
9 Blac Chyna’s Pink Asymmetrical Coffin Nails
Take a plain, nude mani like Blac Chyna’s, then turn it on its head with a few thin strips of neon pink around the edges.
10 Normandi’s Matte-Blue Coffin Nails
Matching your nails to your #Lewk is a total yes in my book. This slate-blue shade looks elegant (and cool) at the same damn time.
11 Saweetie’s Super Blinged-Out Coffin Nails
Caution: This icy, blinged-out mani may not be quite right for every day. But, if you want to take it there, Saweetie’s epic coffin nails are definitely worth mimicking.
12 Nikita Dragun’s French Coffin Nails
French manis aren’t just for strip malls—they can look modern and fresh when painted with a faded ombré effect.
13 Noah Cyrus’ Inky-Black Coffin Nails
Miley’s little sister, Noah, knows how to create a good nail look. Her dark mani contrasts perfectly with her white bikini. Joshua Tree backdrop optional, but encouraged.
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.
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