Thinking about what you should go for? Short acrylic nails or no nails at all. Well, without nails and nail art, life is boring. So, always pick short acrylic nails. The long nails are pretty tedious to maintain, and that’s not the case with short acrylic nails.
Short acrylic nails are the perfect style for when you want something quick and easy. They’re also great for when you don’t have a lot of time to get your nails done. So, whether you want to keep your nails healthy and polished or want to play around with colors and nail decors, we have got you covered all over.
And, here are some short acrylic nail ideas to get you started. However, before that:
What Is an Acrylic Nail?
An acrylic nail is a type of nail that is made of a clear polymer material. Acrylic nails are stronger and more durable than traditional nails. They also chip and shatter less easily than other nails. Acrylic nails can be used in place of regular nails, or they can be used as accent nails.
35+ Short Acrylic Nails That Are Super Pretty (With Photos)
1. V-Tip Short Acrylic Nails
One of the most popular short nail art types is the V-tip. It is easy to get as well. You won’t need to pay a visit to the nail artist. Once you have already got the short acrylic nails, pick the two nail paint shades (that go with the others). Then, apply one shade on the entire nail, and with the other shade swipe on each corner of the nail. There you’ve it, the V-tip short acrylic nails.
2. Short Nude Acrylic Nails
Nude colors are always in trend when it comes to nail paint color. Whether you are a college or school-going student, the short acrylic nails with nude shade won’t harm your fashionista image.
3. Short Black Acrylic Nails
Other than nude color, the black is a shade that is loved by every girl out there. The black shade goes well with every type of outfit and occasion. Get yourself the black nail polish, and paint your short acrylic nails black.
4. Short French Tip Acrylic Nails
Start with a basic French tip look and then add a fun design or color to accentuate your nails. French tips are among the most common types of nail arts and at the same time looks utterly beautiful on every length of nail. For french tips you can either go with the one color or pick different colors and play around.
5. Simple Short Acrylic Nails
If nail art is a bit extra ordinary for you, try going for the simple short acrylics. How to get the simple short acrylic nail look? Well, start with the single color nail paint (that’s the most basic one). If you wanna notch it up a little, try adding glitters or a few embellishments here and there.
6. Short Acrylic Ombre Nails
Ombre nails are so soothing to look at! However, getting the exact ombre effect might be difficult for you as a beginner. You can always ask your nail artist to give you the ombre nails with your choice of colors. Pick two colors that you think goes well with your personality.
7. Trendy Short Acrylic Nails
The trendy short acrylic nails of the year are the one shown in the above image. You can never go wrong with this one. A wavy swipe of nail color and a golden glitter outlining the shape! This short acrylic nail is easy to do and elegant to look at!
8. Short Coffin Acrylic Nails
Coffin nails have always been around us from its beginning a decade ago. However, every few people opted for the short coffin nails. Ask your nail artist to give you the coffin shape and adorn the short coffin acrylic nails.
9. Simple Short Nails Ideas
Choose a simple design like a flower, butterfly, or star and paste it on the short nails. You can secure it by adding the transparent coat on top of it. And tada! You’ve got the simple short nails ideas sorted!
10. Light Pink Short Nail Ideas
Add some pink and green polish to your nails and you’ll have a look that’s feminine and stylish all at the same time. So, embrace the pink nails and show what you got to the world!
11. Simple Nude and Pretty Short Nails
Who said nude shades are boring? They aren’t. You can always play around with the nude nails by adding glitters, or embellishments to your nails. What do you think about the nude ombre short acrylic nails?
12. Pink Short Acrylic Nail Ideas
There are a number of pink short acrylic nail ideas available on the internet, here are a few of them. You can play with the shades of pink on each nail or add a metallic version of the pink shade. Try V-tip, french tip, glittered, or even ombre effect to get the best pink short acrylic nails.
13. Purple and Glitter Short Acrylic Nails
Purple is another enticing color that girls love, and when you multiply it with the glitter to glam up the entire look. Get your hands on the glitter purple to get this nail art look nailed in time!
14. Almond Shape Short Acrylic Nails
Just like coffin nails, almond shaped nails are in trend as always. However, the almond shaped nails are the go-to shape for everyone, as they are the safest option to jump on! The almond shaped short acrylic nails with the proper nail art look so cool and amazing.
15. Black Matte Short Nail Idea
Black nail paint has already been added to the list at point number 3rd. However, the reason it is here too is because of the matte version. Polished black and matte black are two different things and feelings. One can love either matte black or gel black, there’s no in-between.
16. Short Acrylic Wedding Nails
Have a wedding to attend, try these simple yet elegant short acrylic nails. French tips as the accent nails and the middle finger will be coated in white glitter. The embellishment of stones on the ring finger makes it cool and more wedding-y.
17. Unique Short Acrylic Nails
Looking for something more unique and attractive short nail art? However, it might also look bold and cost you heavily to get that done. Are you okay with that? If yes, then tell your nail artist to give you pop art-inspired nail design.
18. Brown Short Nail Ideas
Brown is another color that goes well for every season. Whether it’s summer, spring, autumn, or winter, the warmth of brown will make you look super amazing at any event or place. You can also add the shiny layer or glitter layer/hint for glamor.
19. Champagne Gold Short Nails Ideas
Another short acrylic nail color you can go for is the champagne gold. This short nail idea is also perfect for the Indian wedding look. You can wear this nail look to the party and show off your nails to your friends.
20. Square Short Acrylic Nails
Another most loved nail shape is the square. The square nails are mostly the short ones, as getting that shape is a bit challenging. With square short acrylic nails, you can go with any of the nails art designs.
21. Gradient Short Acrylic Nails
Short acrylic nails with a gradient effect are pretty (and) amazing to have and look at! Choose a gradient effect like dark to light, or light to dark.
22. Light Short Acrylic Nails
Add a light color accent to your nails to brighten them up.The light colors are best for the summers, you make you cool and feel cool.
23. Dark Short Acrylic Nails
Add a dark color accent to your nails to add depth and dimension. Also, the dark color short nails are perfect for the winters as it will add warmth to your personality!
24. Shiny Short Acrylic Nails
Choose a shiny finish for a high-shine look. Every color has the shiny version, all you have to do is get the shiny nail paint and apply it to your nails and there you have the shiny short acrylic nails.
25. Striped Short Acrylic Nails
Start with a simple striped design and then add different colors and patterns for a more complex look.
26. Short Acrylic Nails with a Geometric Design
Go for a geometric design with straight or curved lines. You can use nail art tools to get the desired results.
27. Animal Print Nails Design
Add a bit of animal style to your nails with cute designs or colors. The cheetah print and paw print are among the loved ones today!
28. Floral Print Short Acrylic Nail Design
Add a bit of floral design to your nails with colors and patterns. Use your creativity and add flowers to your nails.
29. Short Acrylic Nail Art Nouveau
Add a bit of art nouveau style to your nails with intricate designs or bright colors. For this one, you can either get the stencils or visit the nail artist.
30. Glow-In-The-Dark Short Acrylic Nails
Add a bit of glow-in-the-dark design to your nails and life with this design! Get yourself the glow-in-dark nail polish to nail this look!
31. Funky Short Acrylic Nails
Add some dark colors to your nails and you’ll have a look that’s edgy and cool. You can make things funky by mixing two or more types of nail art like ombre + animal print + glitter!
32. Flirty Short Acrylic Nails
Add some bright colors to your nails and you’ll have a look that’s fun and flirty. This short acrylic nail design is best if you have a date coming up!
33. Relaxed Vibe Short Acrylic Nails
Add some light colors to your nails and you’ll have a look that’s relaxed and easygoing.
34. Nature-Inspired Short Acrylic Nails
Make nature your inspiration and do the nail art. Take an example from the image above, the mushrooms and the underwater grass make the nails scream nature all around.
35. Mismatched Mania Nails
This nail art has everything, fruits, glitters, and gel polish. The middle finger with the fruit art is the nail sticker and the other is the nail paint. You can either try this style yourself or ask your nail artist to do them.
36. Cloudy Short Acrylic Nails
Show your love and admiration for clouds with this nail art design. As you can see, here artists have painted small clouds on the nails making it look like cloudy nail art.
37. Royal Fingers
How do you know if the one you are going for is royal or not? Well, the royal fingers are the ones with royal colors like blue, purple, red, etc. Get your nails painted in any of these shades and let your fingers scream royalty!
38. Glittery Short Acrylic Nails
Glitters are liked by everyone everywhere, be it in makeup or nail art. You can either go for the entire glitter look or keep one or two nails reserved for the glitter.
39. Fall Short Acrylic Nail Ideas
Fall is here and so are the fall nail art ideas! You can pick any of the fall short acrylic nail ideas and be ready for the fall festivities.
40. Polka Dot Nail Design on Short Acrylics
The last but not least on the list is the polka dot nail art. The polka dots looks perfectly fine on the short acrylic nails. Also, you don’t have to go for the classic black and white, you can pick sky blue with pink, yellow with gray, or any color combination you love!
Glam Up Your Short Acrylic Nails!
There are many different short acrylic nail ideas to choose from, so find the style that suits you best. We all know short nails are the best way to keep ourselves free from maintaining them and enjoy worldly pleasures. You can get wild on the dance floor and do household chores freely without the fear of them falling.