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 rage on Pinterest, Instagram, and even music 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 – most 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, just click on the image to be taken to the retailers’ websites!

 

50 Cute Short Nail Designs To Recreate

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Cute short white and pink ombre nails with glitter

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2.

 

Cute short brown ombre nails

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3.

 

Cute bee nail art

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4.

 

Cute short white nails with gold glitter stripes

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5.

 

Cute short leopard print nails with hot pink

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6.

 

Cute short purple galaxy nails

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7.

 

White and pink short nail designs with glitter

Image Via @Merlin Nails

 

8.

 

Cute sage green abstract floral nail art

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9.

 

Cute short daisy flower nails

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10.

 

Black and white abstract short nail wraps

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11.

 

Cute short nude nails with cat nail art

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12.

 

Dusty blue and white nails with gold

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13.

 

Cute abstract short nails

Image Via @FashionablyKay

 

14.

 

Trendy nail wraps for short nails

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15.

 

Cute light pink cherry blossom nails

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16.

 

Short tortoiseshell nails

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17.

 

Nude nails with abstract mozaic nail art

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18.

 

Strawberry nail decals

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19.

 

Light pink short acrylic nails

Image Via @Metsko_Nails

 

20.

 

Black nails with silver celestial nail art

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21.

 

Cute white and hot pink nails with gold stripes

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22.

 

Navy abstract nails with gold faces

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23.

 

Cute short black and white swirl nails

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24.

 

White lemon nail stickers

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25.

 

White nails with turquoise and gold nail art

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26.

 

Black and white minimalist short nail designs

Image Via @Irina_Rain

 

27.

 

Short peach nails

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28.

 

Black nails with gold moon and stars nail art

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29.

 

Cute leopard print nails with red

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30.

 

Short white boho nails

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31.

 

Brown ombre nails with flower nail art

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32.

 

Cute silver and pink striped nails with glitter

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33.

 

Short light grey ombre nail designs with glitter

Image Via @Nail_Sunny

 

34.

 

Cute brown ombre French tip nails

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35.

 

Baby pink and white nails with rose gold

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36.

 

Short black and burgundy nails

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37.

 

White nails with gold foil

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38.

 

Cute black and white abstract nails

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39.

 

Short matte grey and pink sweater nails

Image Via @NailArtist_Natali

 

40.

 

Black and white minimalist French tip nail art

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41.

 

Holographic black short French tip nails

Image Via @JessicaWashick

 

42.

 

Cute watermelon nails

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43.

 

Short pastel purple plaid nails

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44.

 

Pink and purple French tip short nail designs

Image Via @Amyle.Nails

 

45.

 

Short white nails with glitter

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46.

 

Nude short nail designs with animal print

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47.

 

Cute brown ombre short nail designs

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48.

 

Short orange nails

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49.

 

Short and brown ombre nail designs

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50.

 

Matte short and brown ombre nail designs

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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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