Short Nail Designs!
Looking for cute, trendy nail designs for short nails? Just because you’ve got stubs instead of claws, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style!
To be honest I’ve never really wanted long nails. I like the look, feel and functionality of keeping my nails short. But I do like to keep my nails looking nice (well sometimes… when I have time).
Pro Tip: Always start with clean nails. Push back your cuticles, and buff your nail ridges so you have a perfect, smooth base! This helps prep your nail for the smoothest application 🙂 And it’s always best to use thinner coats of polish and apply a few coats, rather than a few thicker coats.
Use this to inspire a DIY manicure at home or bring them in to your nail technician for a professional design!
Trendy Nail Designs For Short Nails
I started with this one because it’s my favourite! Matte black with a touch of gold at your moon, make this design totally edgy, yet chic. A super cute nail design for short nails.
Coming in close second is this adorable design! Just start with a nice neutral or clear coat and top with some red sweethearts to create feminine, pretty nails:)
Hearts make great nail designs for short nails because they are so cute! With the right nail tools, including a skinny brush, this cute heart design would be a simple DIY manicure.
I am obsessed with these neon yellow smiley face nails with the 90’s vibes.
To me these are boho, earthy nail inspo perfection!
Marble is sooo in! Black and marble pattern is fun way to add a little texture to your nails!
Is there anything prettier than pink and gold with a touch of sparkle?!
Cute, classic short white nails but with a pop of fruit! We used an apple, but you can choose apple, cherries, or pineapple would be super cute.
Perfect for cozying up with a pumpkin spice latte, neutral tones with a touch of gold fleck to fancy it up!
Rock this edgy look for your next girl’s night out! I love the extreme detail!
Who needs a bouquet when you’ve got nails this pretty?
A classic French manicure always looks good on any length nails!
And last but certainly not least- my little nails painted half and half with neon pink and sparkle! I’m loving the neon trend lately:) Reminds me of the 90s!
Do you keep your nails short? Which of these cute short nail designs is your fave?