50+ Cute Short Nail Designs That Are Practical For Everyday Wear

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Short nails are the best when it comes to practicality – especially if you’re used to having your nails short. Although long acrylic nails may be all the range on Pinterest, Instagram, and even rap videos, they’re often a lot more hassle than they’re worth – especially if you need to fork out near a hundred dollars for them.

We believe that short nail designs can be as beautiful as long, bold nails, just as long as you get your manicure right. Below are some of the best short nail ideas to get you inspired to update your manicure for any season – do them yourself, or take these pictures to your local nail tech! 

Pst – many of these nail designs are actually nail wraps and stickers, which you can purchase online! If you find anything that you want to try out yourself, check the link below each image to be taken to the retailers’ websites!

 

50+ Cute Short Nail Designs To Recreate

 

Short pink and gold leopard nail wraps

 

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Trendy nail wraps for short nails

 

Get the nail wraps on Ulta

 

White lemon nail stickers

 

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Strawberry nail decals

 

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Black and white abstract short nail wraps

 

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Colorful rainbow and smiley face nail art

 

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Black and white minimalist French tip nail art

 

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White and pink short nails with glitter

 

Image Via @kt_tk1

 

Cute flower nail stickers

 

Get the nail stickers on Beginning Boutique

 

Short pastel purple plaid nails

 

Get the nail wraps on Etsy

 

Navy abstract nails with gold faces

 

Get the nail tattoos on Etsy

 

Cute tortoiseshell nail wraps with gold flakes

 

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Coral summer nails with palm nail art

 

Get the nail decals on Etsy

 

Black nails with gold moon and stars nail art

 

Get the nail stickers on Etsy

 

Short light pink and gold nails

 

Get the nail wraps on Etsy

 

Cute light pink and navy blue short nails with nail art

 

Get the nail decals on Etsy

 

Cute silver and pink striped nails with glitter

 

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Minimalist short nail ideas

 

Image Via @TheHangEdit

 

Nude short nail designs with animal print

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Light pink short acrylic nails

 

Image Via @Metsko_Nails

 

Short nail designs with pearls

 

Image Via Pinterest / Get the pearls on Etsy

 

Short pearl nails

 

Image Via @Betina_Goldstein / Get the pearls on Etsy

 

Short orange nails

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Unicorn acrylic nail designs

 

Image Via @Shuga.Studio

 

Matte light blue and pink short nails

 

Image Via @Allure_Nail_Studio

 

Pink marble nails

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Matte bright orange nails with flowers

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Black and white minimalist short nail designs

 

Image Via @Irina_Rain

 

Colorful short nail designs with animal print

 

Image Via SoSoNails

 

Holographic black short French tip nails

 

Image Via @JessicaWashick

 

Short French tip nails with gold foil

 

Image Via @ShevchenkoNails

 

Short white nails with glitter

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Geometric short black nails

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Short white and light blue nails with gold foil

 

Image Via @NailsMade

 

Short butterfly nails

 

Image Via @SafiNailStudio

 

Black glitter nails with snowflakes

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Short light grey ombre nail designs with glitter

 

Image Via @Nail_Sunny

 

Short matte grey and pink sweater nails

 

Image Via @NailArtist_Natali

 

Cute pink short nail designs with nail art

 

Image Via @Irina_Rain

 

Short matte nail designs with gold, black, pink, grey and beige

 

Image Via @Moyou_London

 

Neon yellow French tip short nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Short white and grey nail designs with gold nail art

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Minimalist nail art and short nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Classy gold short nail ideas

 

Get the nails on Etsy

 

Matte black short nails with galaxy nail art

 

Image Via @Foxicure

 

Short blue French tip nail designs

 

Image Via @SodaOnMyLips

 

Short white acrylic coffin nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Short matte nails with face nail art

 

Image Via @Salonwisla

 

Short white nail designs with glitter

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Brown French tip nails

 

Image Via @Fabmood

 

Short and brown ombre nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Matte short and brown ombre nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

White and pink short nail designs with glitter

 

Image Via @Merlin Nails

 

Sage green and brown short nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Black nail art ideas on short nails

 

Image Via @SafiNailStudio

 

Easy and cute dark green nails

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Cute pastel ombre short nail designs

 

Image Via @FashionablyKay

 

Cute pastel ombre short nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Pink and purple French tip short nail designs

 

Image Via @Amyle.Nails

 

Minimalist cute nail art ideas for short nails

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Red and pink geometric nail art ideas

 

Image Via @Marta_Yurinets

 

Cute modern nail art ideas for short nails

 

Image Via @SafiNailStudio

 

Cute brown ombre short nail designs

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Colorful star nail art - nails with stars

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Cute minimalist black and white nail art

 

Image Via @TheHangEdit

 

Short royal blue short nail designs with gold

 

Image Via Pinterest

 

Cute minimalist French tip nails

 

Image Via @SafiNailStudio

 

Short nail designs with stars

 

Image Via @TheHangEdit

 

Which of these short nail designs are you going to try next? Let us know in the comments, or browse more nail ideas below!

 

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