As soon as we notice a chip in our nails—and, if we're being honest, sometimes even before—we're already brainstorming our next manicure. While nail polish colors certainly play a role, you first have to figure out what nail shape you want to work with. And, if we do say so ourselves, if you have a little length to work with, you simply can't go wrong with a stylish almond-shaped nail look.
The thing is, all almond-shaped nails require a touch of length to score the slightly-pointed shape. However, if you're one who prefers to keep your nails on the shorter side, you'll be glad to know that there are a bunch of short almond nail designs to copy off Instagram.
To save you from diving (er, scrolling) down that rabbit hole, we rounded up 30 of our favorite nail designs for short almond nails. While some of these are a little longer than what you might consider as short, just remember that many almond nails can be quite long. So consider this our modest in-between.
Two-toned rainbow tips? Talk about a bright way to embrace a modern French mani.
How pretty are these floral nails? We love how the base embraces the milky-white manicure trend.
Pink and Blue Dreams
Ombré almond-shaped nails topped off with bright white stars? Dreamy.
Pale Pink Fade
A pretty pink nail look never goes out of style. In fact, we rounded up 40 pink nail designs to prove just that.
Why stick to one shade when you can paint a different color on each nail? If you prefer brighter shades, be sure to check out Olive & June's The Into You Box ($88).
Geometric French Tips
This minimalist manicure makes almond-shaped nails look like stilettos, all with a trick of sharp lines and dark black polish.