This just in: searches for gel manicures on short nails are up 230K percent on Pinterest. What’s more, according to the social media outlet’s latest trend report, 46 percent more users are searching for short nails. The spike in interest is a great reminder that just because you have short nails, it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your manicure. In fact, some nail art designs might even look better on short nails.
Of course, there are pros and cons to getting a gel polish on your nails. (Like that it could last up to a week longer than a regular formula but might damage your natural nail if you decide to peel it off, for example.) But if you know exactly which nail art look to choose and are prepared to remove your gel polish the right way, you won’t have any problems.
Curious to see what you can accomplish with gel polish on your own short nails? Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite manicure ideas to inspire your next salon visit.