The air is turning crisper, the evenings are drawing in and the leaves are starting to change color – What’s not to love about fall?!
We simply adore it, not least because it’s the perfect time to say goodbye to our bright summer nails and hello to the more muted and neutral tones that fall nail designs offer.
But if you prefer to keep your nails on the shorter side, you may find yourself struggling to sift through the long nail designs to find the designs that are more suited to you.
Scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram for your next set, you may think you need to have long nails to experiment with different nail designs this fall.
But that’s simply not true!
We totally understand that long nails aren’t everyone’s vibe, hell, we know long nails aren’t always convenient full stop! Luckily for you, you definitely don’t need to have long nails to make a fashion statement. In fact, we think some styles and colors are even better suited to short nails.
If you’ve found yourself madly searching online for nail designs for short nails but are still drawing blanks – We see you!
We had you in mind when creating this article of carefully collated short nail friendly designs that are perfect for this spooky season and beyond.
So, grab your favorite cozy sweater and a pumpkin spiced latte, and let’s take a look at some of the best fall nail designs for short nails.
Trending Fall Nail Designs For Short Nails
Get ready to fall for these cute fall designs! Some of our favorite nail designs for short nails trending online are:
- White nails with fall leaf print
- Dark red ombre nails
- Matte brown block color nails in autumn colors
- Alternating black, orange and gold nails
- Pale pink and brown nails with gold nail art
50+ Best Fall Nail Designs For Short Nails
We’ve been searching the web so you don’t have to, and we absolutely loved what we found! Here are some of the very best fall nail designs for short nails trending right now. We just know you’re going to love them, too!
Don’t forget you can find even more short nail inspo for your next manicure appointment on our Pinterest boards. We update them regularly, so you can always find something new and fresh!
Taking Care of Your Manicure
When it comes to making your manicure last, properly prepping your nails with good quality products holds the key to making them last like the pros do!
Clean your nails with a nail polish remover for a grease-free base to work from.
Then you can file and shape as required, paying attention to creating a smooth edge with a buffer. Push your cuticles back to elongate your nails and use a good quality cuticle oil or cream to keep them soft. Before you apply polish, always wipe over each nail with some extra remover to ensure you get rid of any residue from the filing.
Always finish with a coat of good-quality clear polish and make sure they are completely dry before you touch anything to make your set last longer and reduce the chances of the paint chipping. Touch-dry nails are likely still wet underneath, so give them some extra time to dry completely before you start using your hands or risk them chipping!
If you can’t stand your nails chipping, we recommend opting for UV gel polish or a set of acrylic nails for a chip-free finish that lasts until your next set.