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24 Stunning Short Square Nails For 2021

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Whether you are looking for short square nails in ombre, french tip short square nails, or multicolored short nails, there are 24 nail designs to inspire you for your next manicure!

 

Are you looking for a chic manicure that you can dress down and dress up? If so, then the short square nail design is going to be the most ideal!

Short square nails are the perfect nail design because they help enhance small fingernails without breakage.

Since long nail tips tend to need more maintenance than their counterpart’s short square nails, having a tapered nail tip that is square will help you have longer-lasting nails.

Additionally, short square shaped nails also look very sophisticated, and for an even more flattering effect, ladies with naturally long and thin fingers should opt for square nails.

This is due to the fact that short square nails help balance out short nail beds and can also be applied with very little skill or nail experience.

Plus, having square nail tips is always going to be the perfect nail design for someone who would like to still be able to write and apply makeup with ease!

Here are a few good reasons why the short square nail design might be your next perfect looking manicure.

 

1. Short square nails are easier to manage.

The short square nail shape is an elegant and classic nail design that can still be bold but is a lot more practical for everyday wear.

This is because this nail design gives small nail beds a straight and clean edge,  and for shorter fingers and thin hands, this nail style tends to give hands a subtle wider, and elongated look.

Additionally, the best part about short square nails is they tend to break less over time (due to their tapered tips), thus making them an excellent choice for low-maintenance manicures.

 

2. Square shaped nails are easier to type with.

The easiest shape to use for typing is a short square nail. This is because they are less likely to strike other keys or to chip and they don’t make a clacking sound when you type. This can be an advantage in open-plan offices.

Additionally, short square nails also look best when paired with bold, bright, or high-shine colors making these nail designs a great option for your next manicured look.

 

24 short square nails you’ll love.

Pro tip: Before you view the nail images, you can purchase any one of these nail designs below or you can simply download the photo to take to your nearest nail esthetician to replicate the nail art!

How to download on mobile: press down on the photo and click “save to camera” or you can simply take a screenshot.

How to download on desktop: right-click on the image and select save as, and save to your downloads.  Or you can airdrop the nail design to your iPhone or email them to yourself or your nail salon. 

Here are 24 short square nail designs to give you the most beautiful and classic manicure for everyday wear!

 

1. Metallic short square nails.

Metallic short square nails

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2. Black and white stripes short square nails.

Black and white stripes short square nails

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3. Gray mirror chrome short nails.

Gray mirror chrome short nails

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4. Short square nude press on nails.

Short square nude press on nails

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5. Nude french nails short square.

Nude french nails short square

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6. French tortoiseshell inspired with gold flakes short nails.

French tortoiseshell inspired with gold flakes short nails

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7. red wine matte short square nails.

red wine matte short square nails

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8. nude marble square nail design.

nude marble square nail design

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9. Gold glitter nude short square nails.

Gold glitter nude short square nails

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10. Matte short square salmon nails.

Matte short square salmon nails

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11. Black french tip short square nails

Black french tip short square nails

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12. Super short yellow nails.

Super short yellow nails

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13. Matte flower square nails

Matte flower square nails

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14. Black spots with hearts short nails.

Black spots with hearts short nails

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15. Green nude with leaf’s short nails

Green nude with leaf's short nails

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16. Shimmering holographic short square nails

Shimmering holographic short square nails

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17. Black with shimmer short square nails

Black with shimmer short square nails

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18. Black and red ombre nail design.

Black and red ombre nail design

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19. Nude coffin short square nails.

Nude coffin short square nails

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20. Confetti stars short nails.

Confetti with stars short nails

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21. Cute green abstract for short nails.

Cute green abstract for short nails

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22. Light pink marble short square nails.

Light pink marble short square nails

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23. Purple and pink short square nails.

Purple and pink short square nails

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24. Blue cheetah french tip square nails

Blue cheetah french tip square nails

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How to design short square nails

There are many ways to design your short square nails, and you can do a few things to make them more attractive.

If you’re looking for a simple look, go with a nude and/or white base. You can also add glitters and stickers to your nails. This is the best option if you don’t want to use a lot of colors. If you’re going for a more elaborate look, use gold or silver nail polish.

Choose your nail color carefully. You’ll also want to choose colors that won’t stain your nail beds. Or you can use bright colors like pink or deep burgundy colors if you don’t mind staining your nail beds.

For a more natural look, try choosing an acrylic color that matches your skin tone. If you have short square nails, you should try a bright white polish for a bolder effect. Or you can choose contrasting colors such as pink shades if you’d like to make a more detailed nail design.

 

Why do so many people opt for a shorter length of nails?

Most people opt for shorter lengths in nails as they can still look luxurious but the shape can be worn for both casual and formal occasions.

Moreover, square shaped nails are also great for those with shorter fingers and thin hands, as they can be filed down to fit the natural nail base with ease and still look tapered, chic and fabulous. 

Plus, they won’t be too long or uncomfortable!

I hope you enjoyed these nail designs and if you are looking for more nail art?

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Author: Rebecca

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