What’s better than a brand new manicure? If you’ve spent some time in a nail salon lately, you have probably noticed plenty of people walking out with the latest nail craze: long, colorful acrylic nails à la Kylie Jenner. While we love the confidence boost that comes with a fresh set of stylish nails, but we’re not crazy about some of the drawbacks these trendy long nails have. As anyone who has worn these type of long nail can tell you, it makes typing, picking up coins, putting in contacts, and clasping a necklace pretty tough to do.
Lucky for those of us who enjoy having full use of our fingers, there are some pretty cute and stylish short nail designs out there, too. You can downsize the length of your acrylics, or you can just embrace your natural nail length. After all, if your nails need a little TLC, prioritizing nail health over nail length is one of the recommended ways to keep your nails healthy and happy. Whether you’re looking for the right nail shape for your finger or painting your nails with a drugstore polish like Meghan Markle, these are the best short nails to try for your next manicure.