Whatever size your 10 are, the good news is you can make them look totally beautiful and stunning with nail art.
Women with short nails always battle with what nail design will look seamless on their short nails. But you know what girl… size doesn’t matter much. The real thing lies in the effort you put for your desired results.
In these days of modernity and innovation, nothing is difficult. And when it’s about short nails, it’s not even to worry about, there are countless nail art for short nails which can give your nails elongated and stunning look.
Not everybody is lucky enough to have long beautiful fingernails, but there are some genius ways to make your short nails look long and elongated. Although you can find hundreds of nail designs all-round the internet but we have hand-picked the ones which fulfill your cause, nail designs for short nails which look beautiful and classy.
So, if you find it hard to nail the perfect nails for your short 10’s, have a look at these 50 gorgeous nail art for short nails which I’m sure you’ll gonna fall totally in love with.
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50 Stunning Nail Designs for Short Nails:
It has long been said that a foot says a lot about anybody’s personality, but now a days, in fact, a woman’s manicure reveals much about her persona and style. Many women with short nails find it hard to make their nails look beautiful as they think they are deprived of that long canvas to create their desired art which is not right. Every woman, irrespective of their nail length surely can achieve an elongated effect and beautiful nails.
The nail designs we have selected will not only give an extra rich length to your short mani but are super easy to create, even if you are an untrained nail art lover.
Cloudy ombre nails
This typical combo of black and taupe colors make this manicure a perfect choice for the daytime. Intricate and quirky, the black polish inter-weaved with the taupe color result in a cool cloudy art.
Sideway French manicure
If you find hard to do a manicure for office that is unusual yet perfectly suitable, sideway French is what you are looking for. The best part is that by simply choosing contrasting metallic such as gold and black, copper and silver, or just mixing some glitter you can rock out sideway French manicure for evenings too.
Neon polka dot mani
Bella throne’s nails look totally stunning in this neon and polka dots design. You too can DIY as this look is so simple to copy.
Striped tip manicure not just looks chic and classy but elongated your nails too. You can play with colors of your choice or add glitter to take this traditional French design to next level.
Polka dots always look trendy and fashionable, be on your clothes or nails. This manicure will really stand out with a dress having polka dots; the thing I like the most; it’s totally simple to pull off even if you are a newbie in nail art.
Blue and white ombre
The combination of blue and white colors make this manicure the coolest, subtle and unruffled. You can pull it out for office too. Blue and white ombre are a perfect nail design for short nails as it gives an elongated effect.
Black and gold half-moon manicure
Kerry Washington flaunts her ten with this black and gold half-moon manicure in Emmy awards and grabs everyone’s attention. You too can!
Simple looking with that modern appeal, this manicure is so simple that anyone can pull it out even the novice nail art lovers.
If you want to show some bold side on weekend’s party, try reptile nails. Edgy looking and trendy, everybody is going to love it.
You can nail this nail art even if you are not so good at the art. Simple, easy and elegant, neon nails are perfect for those who don’t want to overdo their nails.
This is surely the easiest fall manicure this season. Different color on each nail and those little polka dots make the design look darn complex but in reality, a totally easy art to stunning people around you with your genius.
A perfect balance of allure and nature. Floral stripe is another perfect nail art for short nails to give them a longer effect.
Heart shaped French tips
Our fav. Jessica Alba showed off this romantic manicure on istagram, perfectly fit for valentines. But by adding your favorite hues of color you can make this awesome mani yours too any day.
You can play around with colors of your choice to make this cute nail art fit your personality and attire.
Incredibly simple and easy to make. Stripes are always great for short nails to make them look really long.
Bold and beautiful
If you want to bring your bold style out, this one is a definite to try. The combo of dark and subtle colors make this Mani freakishly eye catching.
Neutral and glitter manicure
Well, the most adorable thing about this manicure is its simplicity. Neutral, subtle, and glam at the same time. The combo of neutral color with the top matte color coat with glitter on one, add tons of beauty.
This is one of the Fashion weeks fall/winter 2015 manicure look. Its beauty lies in the intricacy and choice of colors. Vertical stripes add an elongated effect which makes them perfect for those with short nails.
Black and white nails
This manicure looks completely tribal, contrasted and a bit abstracted which is its beauty.
Black and gold nails
Black and gold-rocks. Pretty classic and gives a luxe look. Just apply black nail paint and add parallel lines of gold nail tape just below the tips. Finish off with a top coat.
Glittery French tip
Doesn’t it look a bit complicated? But it is super simple and easy to pull off. Just apply any neutral nail color and add nail tape in a horizontal direction towards the nail tip. Finish off with a top nail coat.
Vampy ombre manicure
Rita Ora pull off this vampy ombre manicure on MTV video music awards. You can try too if you want to bring out your vampy style for the next weekend party.
Fish scale nails
If you think it’s darn complicated to nail it, think again! Fish scale nails are really very simple, all you have to do is to make dots, that’s it. Looks totally awesome and intricate; a manicure Perfect for the beach.
Metallic indigo manicure
Demi lovato stunned everybody with this metallic indigo manicure on Billboard music awards. You too can accentuate a black dress with this super-hot nail design and show to everybody your unique taste.
Geometrical nail art for short nails
Geometrical nail art is another great way to paint your nails that look much more refined and the sharp lines create a completely different impression to a manicure
Cinderella sparkle manicure
Michelle Humphrey pulled off this stunning mani. Nebline, a beautiful shade of pink is used as a base color and sequin polish on the tips add an ombre effect to this simple Cinderella sparkle manicure.
These funky nails are extremely girly and are suitable for party, hang out or a girls night out. The use of different colors with a bounce of glitter make this mani a must to try. Well, needs a bit practice but will be worth it.
Monochrome nail art
Karolina kurkova showed off this stunning monochrome mani on istagram done by the superb nail technician Sophy Robson. You too can pull it off with a bit practice.
Navy blue chic mani
The color of royalty and class with a bit of purity white has taken this chic nail art by Karen Louise at heights. Insanely easy to DIY, must try today.
Cat face and polka dots
If you are a cat lover and want to show through nail art, pull off this super cute cat face and polka dot short nail art. Not so difficult to create but may need some practice.
Sexy two-tone talons
This sexy two-tone mani has proved, the simpler the better. So easy to achieve even by amateurs and totally sexy.
Double black nail art
This super chic black mani is totally adorable. The play of two hues of black color and an accent nail with stripes effect just makes it absolutely chic.
Debby Ryan flaunts this super chic mani which even a novice nail art lover can nail.
Indigo blue and gold nail art for short nails
Totally chic and awesome, the combo of navy with gold color look beautiful. Simple and easy to pull off.
Stunning blue nails for short nails
A great play with different shades of blue which creates a spectacular art. It may seem difficult but as you can see in the image this is so much easy to pull off even by the novice ones.
Grey black mani
Grey and black always stand out and look amazingly beautiful. This grey black manicure would be a worth addition to your lists of nail designs.
Brown short nails with rhinestones
The beautiful shade of light brown nails with rhinestones design is perfect for Short nails to give an elongated effect. And I must say the stones have added extraordinary beauty to this simple mani.
Music knot and stripes for short nails
If you are really confused about what to pull off for your favorite singer’s concert, this music knot and stripes mani are perfect for the occasion. Choose whatever color you want and rock out with this musical manicure.
Zooey Dechanel showed off this retro-inspired manicure which is incredibly simple to DIY. Just use white as a base color and create a plus sign in black color. Fill in the two boxes with black; make a dot in each white box. Finish off with a top coat.
Silver and purple glitter gel nails
This silver and purple glitter gel mani is super trendy. The French tip purple shade gel beautifully with the silver color giving it a very coordinated look.
Blue nail art for short nails
This nail art with lots of different shades of blue color looks so complicated but in reality, it is super easy. Just apply two coats of opaque white polish in the base, draw vertical waves with the shades shown in the picture; finish off with double coats of the dry clear top coat.
The vertical waves are easier to create as compared to straight geometrical lines and more importantly gives visually a long effect to short nails.
Neutral glittery nail art for short nails
This nail design is absolutely feminine yet modern. The bi-tonal neutral shades at the sides with a bit glittery line in the middle visually elongates short nails. Top coat adds a finish to the whole look. Really simple manicure and so much easy to DIY.
Floral nail art
The use of different floral colors with an intricate work puts out a great piece of art. Not easy to pull off especially for beginners but with practice, you’ll definitely take a hold on this beautiful floral nail art for short nails.
Daisy with diamante nail art
Perfect for weddings and special occasions, this elegant nail design is decorated beautifully with daisy flowers and a single diamante adds to the beauty of this simple nail art.
Nude half-moon mani
Absolutely stunning. This nude half-moon manicure is designed by the talented celebrity nail artist Jenna Hipp. We must say, Jenna rocks.
Colorful nail art for short nails
Play of different colors with vertical lines not only complement the beauty of the design but is great for short nails to give them elongated effect.
Blue and gold nail art for short nails
Blue and gold combination is ideal for winter season. It’s so adorable that you can’t resist trying it today.
Black and white mix tape nails
Black and white nails with glitter on some look elegant and classy.
Chevron nails look trendy, stylish and need minimal supplies, which makes them even more desirable.
Messy nail art for short nails
Incredibly simple and messy. This nail design is super easy to DIY and looks so funky and cool.
Hope you find these nail designs for short nails useful. I would love to know which design you find most beautiful and will you try them?