The French Manicure Gets A Makeover

by The Zoe Report

It’s almost hard to believe, but yes, the French manicure is back! Fear not, it looks little like its ‘90s sister. Instead, the modern French mani is cool and colorful. Designers took to the runway to display digits from matte neutrals to bold metallics. Key is the nail stripe which should be extreme in thinness or thickness. Get inspired here and DIY at home!

The Modern Neutral

Rodarte nails it with a glossy nude base coat and a thin, silver metallic line. This look pairs perfectly with silver accessories. Recreate the style with Sally Hansen's Royal Blush and Hi Ho Silver.

Half Moon

Rachel Roy reverses the traditional French mani by placing a bold, curved tan line at the opposite end of the nail tip and then filling the majority of the nail with Fall’s hottest nail color oxblood red. Use Butter London lacquer in Tea With The Queen and La Moss to get the look.

Bold Brights

Peter Som is not afraid of color; evident by his brightly hued French mani on the runway. Reach for Zoya in Neely and Jancyn to try the trend.

A Touch Of Glitter

Glitter-dusted tips by Red Carpet Manicure created a moody moment on the Nicholas K runway. Proving the new French manicure is anything but sweet. Channel the grunge-glam finish with Essie's Chinchily and Set In Stones.

Shortcut To The Style

Not an expert at giving yourself a French manicure? Either are we! So try Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects for a quick and easy stick-on application with zero drying time.