Don’t Overlook The French Manicure’s Cool Older Sister This Summer

Half moon nails FTW.

With the frenzy of French manicures still surging, the tips of your nails are getting all of the love this season. But true nail aficionados know that the half moon is the under-rated nail design for a minimalist chic look. Ahead, nine half moon nails to inspire your next summer manicure.@betina_goldstein
Golden Gradient

Combine the gradient ombré nail trend with a dash of metallic gold for an eye-catching summer manicure.

Mint Moon & Green French

Green nails are still going strong for summer 2022, and pairing a forest green French tip with a mint half moon is beyond gorgeous.

Rainbow Moons

A teeny tiny half moon (or a quarter moon if you will) plus a micro French tip in a rainbow of colors is simply sublime.

Orange Outline

Orange nails are going to be everywhere this summer, and styled in an outline and micro French tip is one of the coolest ways to rock the look.

Scalloped Half Moon

Take the negative space half moon look a step further with a scalloped detail in a vibrant cherry red.

Pop Art Moons

If pastel nails aren’t your vibe, then try some midcentury tones for a pop-art inspired half moon manicure.

Monochrome Micro Moon

Keep it classic in a black and white baby half moon and micro French tip design.

Half Moon Graphics

Play with proportions in this subdued tone half moon manicure with half French tips that pair perfectly with all your favorite rings.

Pastel Moons

The reign of pastel nails will continue into summer, and a delicate line and negative space half moon design is seriously chic.


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