53 Short Valentine Nails Ideas for 2022

If you’re a sucker for romance like me then these short valentine’s nails might just win your heart over. These love-themed nails look fantastic and keeping them short gives the look a modern twist that doesn’t get in the way of your romantic day (bonus)! They look stylish, they won’t break easily and they’re also pretty quick to do.

I like a simple heart nail design at any point during the year but I’ll definitely take the excuse to add a bit of Cupid’s love to my fingers. Whether you want some minimalist ideas to DIY yourself or some complex inspiration to show your local nail tech, we have your Valentine’s day manicure covered.

short valentine nail design ideas
Starting with these jelly pink almond nails. I really like the simple design of the randomly placed red hearts with the added gems on top.
short valentine nail polish design
You can definitely wear black nails to your Valentine’s dinner! These are some beautiful mattes topped with some micro French tips and tiny inverted hearts.
short valentine nail designs
We’re bringing you duotone this Valentine’s season! We have a two-layered French tip, a red glittered French tip with a heart, a duo-tone swirl design with a heart, and a clear nail topped with multiple hearts.
short valentine nail art
Some short almond nails for Valentine’s! Spice up your classic red nails with clear red heart glitter nails.
short valentine nail art
These nails remind me too much of Powerpuff Girls nail art, especially the layered heart! I love how the set stayed true to the layered look even with its other designs.
short valentine nail art
Add some shine to your Valentine’s glam! We’ve got two types of sparkles going on, one is a very simple micro chrome shimmer and the other is a group of bunched-up red glitter.
short valentine nails
This is a mix of sparkles and doodles! We’ve got some nails with some matte red glitter and some nails with a clear base topped with some red lips, hearts, and sparkles!
short valentine nail design ideas
We know that hearts are essential to Valentine’s Day look but why not style them up and make them fashionable with these Comme Des Garcon heart logos instead?
short valentine nail designs
Toning down the bold reds with some nudes with these plain nude pink nails and some heart topped ones.
short valentine nail polish design
Adding some pink to the mix! Check out these bubble gum pink nails topped with hearts of different sizes. I love how the red nail was only used as an accent to the other nails.
short valentine nail polish design
Here’s a way to glam up the classics! We’ve got these short coffin nails designed with a nice white French tip that’s topped with these mini hearts.
short valentine nails
This one is cute and easy! Just some milky pink nails with some tri-color hearts. These are a very simple but clean look.
short valentine nail design ideas
Here’s a cute way to incorporate a bunch of different colors into your look! Here are some round bubblegum pink nails designed with these multi-colored glitter hearts.
short valentine nail design ideas
It may not be noticeable at first, but we’ve got four different designs on this set. We’ve got a full red polish, a clear nail topped with some reflective hearts, a smokey red, and a red ombré.
short valentine nail design
Keep the glam alive with these fabulous glitter sparkles! I love the clear nail topped with chrome specks and the milky pink nail with the “Luv u” heart!
short valentine nail art
Here’s another simple set. We have these nude beige nails topped with a heart on each nail. These are great if you don’t really want too many pinks or reds in your design.
short valentine nail art
The base of these nails is bright blush pink. It’s then topped with some white French tips and finished off with these glitter hearts.
short valentine nail polish design
We’re keeping things short and sweet! This lemonade pink is the perfect shade, especially with how it contrasts with the red hearts. I also love the rose gold opaque glitter nail that ties the entire look together!
short valentine nails
short valentine nails
We’re moving away from your typical reds and pinks. We’ve got this bright matte sky blue polish that’s matched with these yellow, violet, pink, and blue doodle hearts.
short valentine nail art
This is an easy way to level up your look! This nice pinkish-beige serves as a nice base for the three red hearts painted on each nail. There are multiple gems on top to make everything look more glamorous! I especially love the gloss topper.
short valentine nail designs
At first glance, this just looks like a cute dainty look, especially with the polka dots and the diagonal stripes! The nice silver heart detail makes it a lot more ideal for Valentine’s!
short valentine nails
Here are some blue hues for V-day! We’ve got a combination of arctic blue and royal blue nails with the arctic blue nails topped with a blue glitter heart and a “love” written in cursive! It’s all tied together with some nice opaque sparkles.
short valentine nail designs
Here’s another classic white French tip look, but it’s now topped with gold and red hearts.
short valentine nail designs
This is the prettiest neutral set for Valentine’s. The base is a nice nude blush shade that’s designed with a bunch of black hearts all over. I absolutely love this!
short valentine nails
Here’s another relatively neutral set. We’ve got another nude blush base that’s designed with some touches of red. I love the combination of the tip-less nails with the red tips. It makes it look a lot more sophisticated!
short valentine nail designs
This is another black and white neutral set. There’s a combination of different designs but the ones that stand out to me are the nude nails topped with a black heart outline filled with sparkles and the half-nude, half-white nail with “love” written on it.
short valentine nail design
Here’s another multi-hued and multi-layered combo. We had a similar design earlier in the collection but this time we’ve got some pinks instead of reds. It’s sticking more to the classic PPG theme and again, it just looks so cute and works so well for Valentine’s look!
short valentine nail polish design
If you’re not into sophisticated looks and just want something that’s fun, try this set out. We’ve got a white base topped with some simple black and pink designs.
short valentine nails
Going back to the multi-hued look but this time, we’ve got a mix of bright pinks and deep reds. I think that this wide shade range adds in a lot more dimensions!
short valentine nails
Here’s another pretty simple and straightforward look. We’ve got a nice clear nail topped with a bunch of pretty heart patterns.
short valentine nail polish design
We’re going all white with this set! Matched with the classic white Frenchies are these simple cross heart stencils.
short valentine nail art
This is one of my favorite sets in the collection so far because of how well it incorporates the cuteness of a nice pink shade with the boldness of a nice red shade. I also love the added shine incorporated into all the nail designs!
short valentine nail art
Here’s another plain look that still looks chic. We’re using a crepe pink shade on all the nails and they’re designed with a few chrome pink hearts that aren’t too bright which makes them achieve this monochromatic look.
short valentine nail design
If you want a Valentine’s look but you’re not really into the whole red and pink theme, then give these nails a chance! We’ve got these bright orange tips topped with a nice orange heart.
short valentine nail polish design
It’s adorable how this set looks like candy melting on the tip of your nails. The other hand is designed with these multi-colored hearts, which perfectly match the shade on the other hand!
short valentine nail polish design
We’ve got this gold, pink, and red theme going on with each nail having a different design on it. My favorite nail has to be the one with a gold, pink, and red layered base topped with some white hearts.
short valentine nails
Here are some nude pink nails that are topped with black and gold hearts and a gold line. A slight bit of gold flakes on your nails can add a real touch of luxury and you don’t need to go overboard. Sometimes a minimalist line like this is enough to take things up a touch.
short valentine nail designs
These nails feature a nice purple shimmer. My favorite design has to be the empty red glitter heart because of how it contrasts with the other nails filled with color.
short valentine nail art
short valentine nail design
I love this deep red nail set. It’s pretty simple especially since it’s only designed with these simple white hearts.
short valentine nail designs
This set is so cute! We have some round nails with a pink and red layered tip and some alternating inverted hearts.
short valentine nail design
We’ve got two full red nails on this set and in between, we’ve got these pink nails topped with some red and white hearts.
short valentine nail design ideas
It’s amazing how some beautiful glitter can really switch up the entire nail look!
short valentine nail polish design
This set adds a twist to the entire Valentine’s theme. Instead of a red, we’ve got a nice magenta and instead of a pink or white we’ve got some black accents.
short valentine nail art
Here we’ve got some pretty pinks and a really nice dazzling gold glitter nail. The set is simplified a bit with these multi-colored doodle hearts.
short valentine nails
This set was able to utilize the two main colors used quite well. They’re also pretty similar in tone so the red just seems to add a lot more depth to the pink designs.
short valentine nail design ideas
These are so cute! We’ve got these multi-colored heart-shaped tips with different designs on them. These nails kind of remind me of the cute heart candy bracelets.
short valentine nail polish design
If you want a bolder and more sultry set, then give this one a try. It’s a black and red matte nail set with these sophisticated lace designs.
short valentine nail design
Here’s another set that better resembles the cute candy hearts that we’re all pretty familiar with!

I think I’ve always gone with short valentine’s nails personally. You don’t need a lot of space and brittle acrylics to create a great design. Classy short nails give you a more modern twist and they can look even better. If you try one of these designs or come up with something new, let us see it! Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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