Need Nail Inspo? 6 French Manicure Nail Designs We Love

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6 French Manicure Nail Designs We Love | French manicures have made a come back, with a bit of a twist! If you're looking for French mani nail inspo, this post has you covered. We're sharing our favorite DIY manicure tips and hacks, and we've curated the best step by step videos and tutorials to teach you how to get the perfect look every time. Whether you like a traditional French manicure, or prefer a trendy reverse French manicure, we've included lots of designs to inspire you!

The resurgence of 90s trends has brought with it the revival of the French manicure and we’re certainly not mad about it. Open up any of your social media apps, whether it’s Tiktok, Instagram or Pinterest and you’re sure to find French tip nail art all over the place. Although the classic white tips are still going strong, there are also variations on the French mani that we’re absolutely obsessing over. Check out the French manicure nail designs we’re loving right now!

What is a French Manicure?

A classic French manicure is a nail design that features white polish painted at the tip of the nails over a base of sheer nude or light pink. Not only has the classic version of the French mani made a resurgence, but we’ve also been seeing creative variations such as rainbow French manicures, where the tips are painted different colours, wavy French manicures, gradient pastel French tips and more.

4 Tips to Upgrade Your French Manicure

1. Try a Bright Colour
While the classic French manicure is done with white tips, bright neon French manicures are popping up all over social media these days. Perfect for summer, but can work for any time of year, bright tips are fun, punchy and really make a statement.

2. Rainbow French Mani
You don’t have to just choose one colour for your French manicure. Go a step further with a rainbow French mani and use 5 to 10 different colours for your tips. You can choose to do the same 5 colours on each hand or do 10 different colours on each of your fingers. Whether you choose to go for neon or pastel hues, a rainbow French mani is a gorgeous design.

3. French Tips with a Design
Another way to upgrade your French manicure is to have the base as a classic French manicure (in whatever colour(s) you choose) and then add a design to your nails as well. Maybe you’re feeling daisies, hearts or clouds. You can choose to do the design on one statement nail or do it on all your nails!

4. Wavy French Tips
While the classic French tips are beautiful, a wavy French tip is trendy and fun. This look is more dynamic and gives your fingers a bit more aesthetic appeal. It’s extra fun when done in a colour or rainbow hues.

6 Tips for the Perfect at Home French Manicure

1. Buff your nails to help the polish stay on.
2. Apply a base coat for easy application and to prevent nail chips and breaks.
3. Use reinforcement stickers or French nail tip guides to create the perfect French tip.
4. Paint the tip of the nail with a fine brush.
5. Paint over with a sheer nude or pink shade to hide any nail imperfections.
6. Use a top coat to make your nail art last as long as possible.

6 French Manicure Nail Designs We Love

1. Easiest French Manicure Tutorial Ever! | Rita Boudiwan

If you want the timeless French manicure with white tips, this tutorial is for you. It’s a simple at-home French manicure that’s super quick and will turn out seamlessly. It looks like a professional gel manicure and no one will know you did it yourself! She uses a sheer pink polish, reinforcement stickers, white nail polish and a shiny top coat!

2. Easy French Tip Designs That Aren’t Boring | Tina Yong 

In this nail art tutorial, she shows you how to create 10 easy, but non-boring French tip designs you can do yourself at home. From flowers to clouds to cow print, you’re going to love these cute and easy designs. She starts off with cuticle care and applies cuticle oil to her nails and also uses a buffer to de-shine her nail plate. You’ll also need tools like a brush set and dotting tool for these designs.

3. Coloured French Manicure Tips | Two After I Do 

If you love the look of pastel colours, follow her tips for this colourful French mani. You’ve probably seen this trend all over Tiktok and Pinterest and you’ll be happy to hear it’s really easy to do! You can do it with any colour combination and it doesn’t even need to be a pastel palette. Other than the polish colours, you’ll need a top coat and nail art brushes for cleaning and creating lines.

4. Simple Rainbow Nail Art Tutorial | Tina Yong 

This rainbow French tip nail art design is super on trend and she shows you how you can do it yourself so easily. She applies acrylic nails with a poly gel kit, but you can do it on your natural nails too! You’ll also need a base and top coat and French nail tip guides.

5. Valentine’s Day Heart Tip French Manicure | 80 Grit Nails 

Although this is a pretty design for Valentine’s Day, you don’t need a holiday to rock these heart tip nails. It’s such a cute design you can wear on the daily in any colour you want! She uses a mix of gel polish and regular polish and you’ll also need a UV nail lamp.

6. Pastel Gradient French Tip Manicure | HannahRoxNails 

For another unique spin on a French manicure, try these pastel gradient French tips. It’s a super cute design that’s easy to do and you’ll love to show off. She explains how to get the look in step-by-step terms that are really easy to follow. You’ll need products like a nail clean up brush, a white polish and a makeup sponge to create the colour gradient.

If you were in need of some summer nail inspo, we hope this post sparked your creativity and gave you the tools you need to create the French mani of your dreams!

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6 French Manicure Nail Designs We Love | French manicures have made a come back, with a bit of a twist! If you're looking for French mani nail inspo, this post has you covered. We're sharing our favorite DIY manicure tips and hacks, and we've curated the best step by step videos and tutorials to teach you how to get the perfect look every time. Whether you like a traditional French manicure, or prefer a trendy reverse French manicure, we've included lots of designs to inspire you!

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