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Short Nails

Keep it cute with short acrylic nails

If you love the look of acrylic nails but don’t want to commit to long ones for everyday wear, short acrylic nails might be just the thing for you. They’re a great way to show off your style while maintaining a clean, professional look. 

Choosing the right short nail shape

You might be surprised to learn that there’s a range of short acrylic nails to choose from! You can’t go wrong with a classic square nail for a sharp, clean look. A sleek, French tip nail bodes well for this nail cut. For a softer look, opt for round nails with a nude polish or almond-shaped nails to elongate your fingers. 

Prepping your nails

Before applying acrylic, prep your nails by removing any existing nail polish and filing your nails to your desired length and shape. Gently push back your cuticles and buff the surface of your nails for smooth application. 

Applying the acrylic

When applying acrylic, begin with a base coat to your nails, followed by a layer of acrylic powder. Using a brush, apply a small amount of liquid acrylic to the powder and spread it evenly over your nails. Repeat this process until you achieve your desired thickness.

Maintaining your short acrylic nails

Maintain your short acrylic nails by keeping them clean and moisturised. Avoid exposing your nails to harsh chemicals or detergents that may lift or break your acrylic. Wear gloves when doing household chores or gardening to protect your nails. We recommend filing your nails every two to three weeks to keep them in good condition. 

Bring the salon experience home with our short acrylic nail kits

Take your short nails from drab to fab in no time with our DIY acrylic nail kits. That way, you can treat yourself to salon-quality fresh manicures minus the cost of a salon visit every two to three weeks. If you’re a first-timer, our short acrylic nail kits have instructions to get a fresh set easier than ever! From KISS short nails to petite, medium and long nails, we have it all in one place. If you have any questions, reach out to our team, who would be happy to assist. 


Are my nails too short for acrylics?

Acrylic nails can be applied to nails of varying lengths, including short nails, to enhance your natural nail. You should ensure your natural nails are healthy before getting acrylics. 

How long do short acrylic nails last?

Short acrylic nails typically last around two to three weeks before they need to be filed. You should maintain your nails regularly to ensure they last as long as possible.



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