Sure, long nails always get the attention. After all, they have more space to show off their designs. But if you are a nail bitter, have trouble growing your nails, or are simply more low maintenance, don’t fret. Short nails are more practical. Plus, you can still show off these awesome short nail art designs. These types of nail art look awesome on all nail lengths – even the short ones!

1. Classic nude

 

 

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This tried and true design, nude nails with white tips, looks chic and classic. The white part will be thinner on shorter nails, but it doesn’t matter. This French manicure will always be in style.

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2. The galaxy

 

 

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I absolutely love the look of galaxy nails. There’s more emphasis on the stars if you have shorter nails. I love the blend of colors and it makes for a really cool look.

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3. Flowers

 

 

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Flowers look even better on shorter nails, because they blend into your fingers more seamlessly. Painting daisies on the nails and fingers give a more complete look.

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4. Bold Red

 

 

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A classic red manicure looks extra posh on short nails. It’s got a sexy feel to it.

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5. Reverse French

 

 

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A reverse French manicure is fun and trendy. As the name suggests, it’s like a French manicure, but flipped. There’s a half moon shape at the base and the rest of the nail is nude. They are cool and modern.

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6. Black Onyx

 

 

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This dark manicure is reminiscent of holographic glass. It’s cool and edgy.

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7. Bling

 

 

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Don’t let short nails stop you from adding bling. You can add smaller and different shaped bling to add texture.

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8. Marble

 

 

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Water marble nails involves dropping nail lacquers into clear water and creating a pattern on the water surface. The pattern is then transferred to the nails. You can do this with any combination of colors, like neon, classic black & white, or blush depending on the occasion.

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9. White & Rose Gold

 

 

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Rose gold has become very popular, because it’s a flattering colour for nails. Contrast the rose gold with a matte white with polka dots or any other pattern. It’s a really pretty combination.

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10. Deep Purple

 

 

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Another dark choice, deep purple nails are slightly edgy yet still classic. They’re a popular choice for the office, since they’re not too “goth”.

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11. Glitter

 

 

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A very avant garde, versatile choice, glitter nails are great for special occasions. Think New Years Eve, birthday parties, or Christmas. There are a million different ways to add glitter to your nails, so the options are endless.

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12. Matte Neutrals

 

 

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Nude, white, and grey matte nails are bold without being over the top. Try OPI’s cult favourite Bubble Bath polish to add the illusion of length.

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13. Leopard

 

 

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Leopard print is very in this season. I consider it a neutral, because it looks great with anything. Add it in as an accent nail or go all out leopard. Either way, it’s sure to look awesome.

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14. Emojis

 

 

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A few little emojis added onto matte nails is a minimalist’s dream. It’s sure to win you some compliments.

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15. Holographic Foil

 

 

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Try a nude base to serve as the background. Then, add holographic foil in an angled shape on the tip. The holographic foil will shine extra bright in contrast with the nude color. The detailing on the corner of the tips is really cool for shorter nails.

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16. Pretty Pastels

 

 

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Pastel nails are great for the spring season. They’re light and sweet. A soft colour choice for anyone looking to keep it simple.

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17. Raised Textures

 

 

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The addition of a raised design on top of a solid colour really takes your nails up a notch. You simply add a pattern or texture on top of the colour of the nail to accent it. A great way for short nails to stand out.

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18. Winking Eyes

 

 

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The minimal “winking eye” has become super popular recently. They’re an interesting and fun element to play around with.

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I love the look of all of these nail art designs, especially the galaxy nails and raised textures. They’re all really unique and will stand out, so people won’t even notice if your nails are shorter. Some are classic and modern, while others are more fun and playful. So there really is an option for everyone.

 

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Sure, long nails always get the attention. After all, they have more space to show off their designs. But if you are a nail bitter, have trouble growing your nails, or are simply more low maintenance, don’t fret. Short nails are more practical. Plus, you can still show off these awesome short nail art designs….