Love glam nails and stylish nail art but not the long nail lengths? Then this is the place to be! We have found 63 pretty short acrylic nails to inspire your next manicure. These nail designs will give you the trendy looks that you have been wanting to try but are easy to wear too. There is a nail idea for everyone whether you like bold nails, animal print or manicures that are chic and subtle. You won’t be able to decide which one to try first!

1. Leopard Short Acrylic Nails

First up we have these chic leopard nails. As you may already know, leopard print is back! Now, many of you may not think of leopard print as chic but these nails will change that! The leopard print here uses warm shades which creates a gorgeous pattern, while the other nails are a light color with pearls. By using pearls and soft colors, you tone down the leopard giving it a classier look. Leopard print is quite simple to do and tutorials can be found online.

2. Purple and Glitter Acrylic Nails

Purple is one of the most stylish colors of the year. So, these next nails are a must-have. These short nails are a vibrant violet shade with two accent nails. The accent nails feature silver glitter. Recreate this look for a glam manicure or leave the glitter and try just a purple color like this one.

3. Short Acrylic Marble Nails

Marble is a chic nail trend and here is a gorgeous way you can add a marble design to your short nails. Some of the nails are just one color like grey and nude. There are two accent designs which include silver glitter and one marble nail. You can recreate a look like this or experiment to create your own marble manicure. There are tutorials online to help you.

4. Short Acrylic Wedding Nails

Love the classic French manicure? Then these nails are for you. This French look has had a bit of a makeover. The short nails feature the nude color and white tips but with added accent art. There are two accent nails – one has a triangular crystal design and one nail has gems all over it. It is a good way to jazz up the traditional look. Recreate this mani or try your own sparkly designs. This nail design is perfect for all the brides-to-be.

5. Elegant, Black Matte Nails

Matte black is so chic and elegant! Take a look at these nails and see for yourself. Here we have shorter nails which feature matte black with one accent nail. The accent nail is a beautiful soft pink with floral art. This is a stunningly stylish look that will suit any occasion from the office to nights out. You can try to create your own version of this look or try just matte black on it’s own.

6. Simple, Nude Acrylic Nails

Looking for a short acrylic nail design that is stylish but easy to wear? Then check out these nails. The nails are a beautiful nude color. A light color like this will suit any outfit and any occasion. It is just a pretty and elegant manicure that will look gorgeous every time. You can check out the polish used and find out how to purchase it on the artist’s page featured below. Also, you can always jazz up the design with some accent rhinestones.

7. Sparkly Short Acrylic Nails

Our next short acrylic nail idea is funky and unique! Most of the nails are a light shade with two accent nails. One accent nail has silver sparkles and the other has sparkle with a black pattern. Intricate nail art like this would take some practice but the end result would be worth it. Recreate this look or try to create your own glittery pattern. This design would be a great choice for a New Year’s Eve, right?

8. Light Pink and White Nails

Next, we have a pretty nail idea to show you. Some of the nails are a light pink shade and the others are white with a sparkly stripe design. The white nails are finished off with crystals. This is a cute and elegant nail idea. You can create neat stripes by using tape as a guide, you can check out different tutorials online.

9. Vibrant Pink Nails

Add a pop of color to your look with nails like these! The short nails featured here are a vibrant pink shade. We love this light, bright and fun color. It is perfect for the ladies who want to try something different and who want their manicure to be bold. You use a similar color like this to recreate the look or add some glitter for a glam set of nails.

10. Pretty Nails with Flower Accent Nail

Our next short acrylic nail idea is pretty and chic. These are short coffin nails in a light color with a floral accent nail on each hand. The flower art used here is so delicate and elegant. To create the look at home, you can buy beautiful nail stickers that will give you a similar design.

Source: @nailsbymztina

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