Much like the most-wanted shape of eyebrows has changed over the years—veering away from perfectly plucked and towards fluffy, natural arches—so has the shape of nails. Where nails used to simply be filed down to prevent chips and snagged edges, nowadays there are a myriad of shapes to file your tips into.

While round, oval, and squoval nails have all had their moment in the spotlight, today we’re here to talk about square nails. The shape is more early aughts, but with just about every major style and beauty trend circling the block for a second 15 minutes of fame, now’s the perfect time to flatten your edges and sharpen your corners in favor of a stylish square manicure. To teach you how to do just that, ahead you’ll find 36 short acrylic square nail looks worth considering for your next nail appointment.

Easy plaid nails for short square nails

This shape does not require great lengths and is very manageable. Do you know why many people are settling for short nails in this shape? It’s because they look luxurious. Besides, this shape is simple and can be used for both casual and formal occasions. If you love the knock-down look of exquisitely kept nails, it means you’ll possibly fall in love with such manicure.

Pretty spring nails and pastel nails with square nails shape!

Nail designs for short nails give your nails a subtle appearance. Use some of these great designs to look more stylish.

Square nails will always be trendy and look gorgeous. These ideas for short nail designs will bring you more self-confidence.

Cute short square nails with mixed colors

You shouldn’t hesitate whether to have these cute nail designs with sparkling dots. It is a great idea for any party as these designs are glamorous and viewing.

Leopard short square nails

That so cool, square nail shape with leopard!