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
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.
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.