Short Nail Design Can be As Cool As Cardi B-esque Claws
Thanks to social media, finding inspiration for nail art is no problem. However, the majority of said nail art is typically showcased on long, Cardi B-esque claws. And honestly, we don’t blame nail artists for posting their work on lengthy talons—after all, the more nail real estate, the more possibilities for art. But for those of us who are stuck with shorter nails—whether our work requires us to keep them trimmed, we can’t seem to grow them at all or we simply prefer short nails—it can feel like we’re missing out on all the fun.
Whether you’re looking for a design that’s minimal and subdued, or something more daring and involved, the experts agree that nail length doesn’t have to determine just how much fun you can have with you next manicure — and their work is proof.
From trippy holographic fades to camo print and an update on an old classic, check out nine of the chicest nail art designs for short nails right below.
All the nail decor can be done with a mix of gems, glitter, and foil over a neutral base coat for a clean, minimal manicure. Want to give it a try at home? Amazon is a treasure chest for nail gems and foil to create your own beauty!