The French Mani Trend Is Getting A Moody Update For Spring

A seasonal twist on the classic.

by Natasha Marsh
This spring, the coveted French manicure takes on a new hue: black. All over Instagram you’ll see different black silhouette shapes, thin line art, and accent nails that prove 2022’s French manicure is reimagined and elevated for the better. Ahead, seven black French tip nail designs to try.@huestipsbymarie
Micro French

Test out one one of the classiest and easiest DIY manicures, the micro French. To achieve: Grab a trusted thin nail brush and dip into black polish. If you struggle to steady your hand, you can always use a nail sticker.

Almond Crunch

Who said black French tip manicures had to have bells and whistles? Channel your inner minimalist with this sophisticated almond-shaped manicure.

Graphic Nation

Manicures with an accent nail make for the best beauty statement. Here, the checkered graphic nail adds some oomph to the typical black French. Remember to finish with a top coat for a long-lasting manicure.

Dalmatian Party

If you’re too tied down to a classic white French mani, why not swirl in half a black tip, as shown here, or on one accent nail? This minimal graphic approach is an elegant everyday spring look.

Pattern Power

More of a maximalist than a minimalist? Liven up your black French with sticker nail art. This trend encourages you to let your imagination run wild by mixing and matching several different designs based on your current mood.

Double French

Nothing says classy better than a double French manicure. Great on all nail sizes and shapes, the intrigue comes from contrasting the thickness of the lines. Don’t forget to swipe on a base coat to allow the polish to pop more.

Playtime Vibes

Here, the emphasis isn’t only on the tip of the nail but also blended through the half moon addition. To DIY: Grab your favorite nude color for contrast, and paint 75% of the tip. Once dried, add the half moon to the bottom and lightly drag a thin nail brush to the top.


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