As soon as we notice a chip on our nail—and sometimes even earlier than that—we’re already brainstorming what to do next with our manicure. While nail polish color will undoubtedly work, you first have to figure out what shape of nails you want to paint. And, if we do say so ourselves, if you have a bit of a long nail length, you can never go wrong opting for the funky almond nails art.
The problem is all almond nails need a certain length to carve out the slightly pointed shape. However, if you prefer to keep your nails shorter, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of quick almond-shaped nail designs on Instagram to replicate.
We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite short almond nail designs to keep you from falling down the rabbit hole. While some nails are a bit faster than you think, remember that many almond nails can be long, so treat that as our modest middle.
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Perfect almond-shaped nails
Many things could be better to be accurate, but almond-shaped nails aren’t one of them. The unicorn of nail styling can be worn short or long, fits most nail beds, and complements almost any nail art design.
Not to mention, the shape can even enhance the look of your hands: almond nails give the optical illusion of longer nails, adding an air of elegance to them.
It’s shaped to look like the nut named after, and it’s easy to file independently. Nguyen recommends getting your nails cut and outlined ahead of time, so you have a guide. Then, rub the sides of the nail toward the middle of the nail tip, creating an almond shape. “Take your time to perfect your shape because it’s not pointed like a stiletto,” she says. “It has a softer almond-tip finish.” Finally, cleanse with buffer to smooth the finish.
With so many nail art options at your fingertips, deciding which one to try can be overwhelming. So, browse through 30 of the best almond nail designs for your next manicure.