Having your nails done regularly should feel like a treat, but if the reason you go so often is because of perpetual chips and breaks, it might not feel like it. While all manicures are bound to show wear and tear at some point or another, acrylics are known for lasting long, while remaining strong.
But before you cringe at the idea of two inch-long nails that make simple life tasks significantly more difficult, understand that just because most acrylics are done in crazy lengths and coffin shapes doesn't mean that yours have to be too. In fact, opting for short acrylic nails has become something of a common request for those that crave strong, long-lasting nail art. Just, keep in mind that the term "short" is relative when it comes to acrylics, as even #shortacrylicnails (the top Instagram hashtag for the budding trend) feature tips beyond the end of the fingertip.
If you can't quite picture short acrylic nails, you're in luck. Ahead you'll find 25 nail art ideas ranging from solid nudes to rainbow works of art.
The rainbow nail art trend is showing no signs of slowing down, so if you're looking for new ways to test out the bold beauty statement, consider going a bit lighter with your shade selections. These mismatched nails not only feature pale colors, but they're also inverted in terms of which nail they're on on each hand.
If Ruby Woo were an acrylic nail... we think we found it. Perfect for the holidays (or year round), you can't go wrong with a classic red.
The French manicure you know and love is officially back and better than ever. Protect your white tips from obvious chips by going acrylic, keeping the look natural (as it was intended to be) with a shorter style.
Matching Toe and Tips
Just like there's a fascination with matching bras and underwear, the same can be said for fingernails and toenails. While acrylic toes are definitely not necessary, getting short acrylic tips to match your toes is a good idea, as it will help them last as long as your pedicure.
Next, check out everything you need to know before getting a gel manicure.