8  Short Nail Designs That Prove Elaborate Manicures Are for Everyone

Manicurist Miki Higuchi explains, "If I want to go over-the-top, I fill the nails with gemstones."

Bedazzled Gemstone

Metallic nails with marbling are unique and quirky. Higuchi applied pink, silver, and gold metallic polishes at random intervals using a makeup sponge to achieve this appearance.

Marbleized Metallic

After the neutral base has dried, use a makeup sponge to dab a metallic color onto the upper half of each nail. For gradation, apply one more coat of the same color over the dry tips.

Rainbow Ombré Tip

This straightforward split-color manicure exudes sophistication without sacrificing pleasure. Furthermore, without the need for acrylics, Sundays Studio founder and nail artist Amy Lin claims that it can genuinely help make your nails appear longer.

Two-Toned Tip

Looking at this manicure by nail artist Amber Green, how could your mood not be slightly lifted? The strawberries and bright pink nail polish

Sweet Strawberries

It is evident from this edgy black-and-neon design by nail artist Mei Kawajiri of New York City that the French manicure can be anything but simple, and experts agree.

The Far-From-Typical French

Honor the musical heritage of singer David Bowie with these beautifully painted lightning bolts. Hannah Missen, the nail artist responsible for this design, advises "

Bowie Lightning Bolt

Not only is this festive red manicure ideal for the holidays. Any time of year, when you wear this geometric half-moon cutout pattern, you are sure to attract praises.

Geometric Half Moon

Korean BBQ Beef (Bulgogi)