Just like long hair, long nails are a commitment that requires special attention. While some can’t rock long nails for a variety of reasons, short nails are a good fit for everyone. Whether you can’t have long nails or prefer to keep it short and sweet, we got you covered. Who said short nails are no fun? There are so many stunning short nail designs that will make your nails stand out. Take a look at these ten pretty nail designs for short nails and get inspired.
The obsession with clear accents is not going anywhere soon. Similar to fashionistas who are obsessed with transparent pieces, nail lovers are rocking designs with a clear base. It’s a chic way to upgrade any mani. This mixed design has it all – trending negative space, matte and glitter accents.
Life is too short to wear boring nails! So, why commit to one-color basic nails, when you can easily upgrade your manicure with a second more vibrant color. We love this dusty pink/fuchsia combo!
Spice up a basic one-color nail design with tiny nail decorations that can make any design pop.
Your go-to French manicure just got a major upgrade. It’s a fun take on the classic nail design with a geometric twist.
This pretty nail design for short nails is great for minimalists who want a chic mani without the fuss. Thanks to the clear base and minimalist details, this design will easily last you for weeks.
This simple nail design will give you a chic appearance in minutes. All you have to do is add straight lines in two colors and coat your nails with clear nail polish. Use tape for perfectly straight lines.
Geometric designs are perfect for short nails as you can come up with a design that works for your length. This white and red combo is both elegant and easy to replicate.
You don’t need the lengths for a maximalist mani. You can get creative even if you have short nails and rock a fun nail design that will WOW them all.
This artistic nail design requires a salon visit, but it’s so worth it! It will upgrade your entire look!
Get creative with different finishes to achieve a chic mani for your short nails. This neutral nail design is easy to replicate. First, apply a matte nail polish of your choice and give it some time to dry. Then, apply glittery nail polish to get a statement effect.