5 Nail Trends For Short Nails

The 5 Best Nail Colour Ideas for Women With Short Nails at Martin and Phelps Beauty Salon in Cheltenham

Longer nails have been increasingly popular over recent years and can look beautiful with a wide range of nail polish colours to compliment them. However, long stiletto nails like Billie Eilish or a Kardashian are not the most practical choice for many women, but that doesn’t mean your short manicure can’t look super stylish!

We use the exceptional Jessica range of nail colours and, with so many to choose from, you may be spoiled for choice! The manicure experts at Martin and Phelps Hair & Beauty Salon in Cheltenham explain the best nail colour ideas for women with shorter nails, including colours which can actually make your nails look longer AND your fingers look slimmer…

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Nude Nail Polish For Longer Looking Fingers

We aren’t all blessed with naturally slim or long fingers like a pianist but you CAN fake it with a nude nail polish at Martin and Phelps. Stick with nude or pastel nail colours to make your nails look longer than they are. A nude manicure on shorter nails is perfect for everyday wear since it matches with every kind of outfit. 

Velvety Matte Nail Colours 

Matte nail colours are a fabulous way to make your shorter nails look simple and stylish. A matte top coat can work with many different nail shades, adding an expensive looking velvet touch to your manicure. 

Add a pop of nail art such as a glittery tip to your matte manicure for a stylish twist on the matte nail trend. 

Gradient Nail Colours For Short Nails

Gradient nail polish can look sensational on all lengths of nails and add interest to any manicure. Use pastel nail colours or even create a gradient look with nude nail polish for a longer looking, chic short manicure.

Navy Nail Polish For Elegant Short Nails

Many women tend to steer clear of dark nail colours with a shorter manicure as they mistakenly feel that they draw attention to the (lack of) length of their nails. Dark blue nail colours can look elegant on even the shortest of nails. You can also add interest to your midnight blue nails with some delicate nail art for an evening look. 

Red Nail Polish For Short Nails

Traditionally red nails makes us think of elegant scarlet talons on a femme fatale however, red nails are not just for those with longer nails! Red is practically a neutral nail colour when it comes to nail polish and will go with most outfits at any occasion. 

Book Your Manicure Appointment at The Top Beauty Salon in Cheltenham

Did you know that you can book your manicure at the same time as your hair appointment, so you can leave the salon feeling perfectly polished from top to tips! Book Your appointment at Martin and Phelps Hair & Beauty Salon in Cheltenham online or by calling us on 01242 523 568.