Nail art has gained immense popularity over the last few years. The various kinds of techniques of nail art range from dainty to outrageous. There are all kinds of looks you can go for from simple and elegant to the more risqué. The perfect set of nails has become a necessity to complete your overall look. They are the perfect accessory. There are nail make-overs for all occasions. So, if you have short nails, no problem

Here are some of the options available to you:

French Manicures

If you want a simple, classy and timeless make-over for your nails, always go for the white-tipped French manicure. The nails can be squared or rounded in shape with a hint of white at the edges and a healthy, natural pink at the base.

Acrylic Nails

If your natural nails are not strong or long enough for some major nail art, acrylic nails is the way to go. As the name suggests, the original nails are covered with an acrylic solution to create the length you desire. These last for several months and can give a look of always perfectly manicured hands.

Bold Nail Paints

The nail polish industry has grown immensely. There are various kinds of colors, textures and formulations available of nail paints. You can simple apply a bright, bold color to give a look of freshly manicured hands. There are nail polishes available with numerous kinds of finishes such as metallic, glitter, gel shine, matte, etc. which may appear as expensive nail art to your benefit.

Nail Art

This is a form of art which is done using yours nails as the canvas. You can create actual drawings on your nails using the right set of nail art tools and colors. Nail art can be done at home or at salons. You can make the designs on your real or fake nails, whichever option suits you.

Shattered Glass Nails

This is a fairly new trend in the nail art industry from Korea. This manicure gives a semblance of broken glass pieces on your nails. It took the fashion industry by a storm. The material used for giving the look of ‘glass’ is called Mylar. It is a plastic film which covers the nails. You can easily get this look at nail bars and salons.

Jelly Nails

Jelly nails, as the name suggests, make your nails look they’re made out of clear or translucent jelly. The look is completed by adding an extension to the nail made out of gel. The whole nail can also be sculpted with this gel at the salon. These jelly nails come in all kinds of colors and shapes.

Bejeweled Nails

Tiny jewels can be pasted on nails in elaborate bejeweled manicures. These jewels are separately available as well and can be applied on both, original or fake nails. Other tiny accessories such as flowers and pearls can also be added to these manicures. The nails can be pierced to wear nail rings as well.

Foil Nails

This is another new trend that has surfaced in the nail industry. It has taken Instagram by a storm. Pieces of foil are pasted using foil glue on an already painted nail and covered with a transparent coat of nail polish. This manicure is perfect to add a little oomph to your ensemble.