12 Fresh and Modern French Manicure Ideas


A French manicure is about as classic as it gets, but classic doesn’t have to mean boring. There are so many ways to mix it up! At your next trip to the nail salon, consider taking your French manicure to the next level with glitter details, negative space, and bright colors.

1- Two-Toned French Manicure

These two-toned nails are a fun twist on a more classic style without being too over-the-top. Not a fan of pink? You can do this with just about any color. 

2 – Puppy French Manicure

Show appreciation for your pup by making your manicure an ode to their visage.

3 – Reverse French Manicure

Looking for simple way to shake up your French manicure? Reverse it! We especially love the combination of olive green and gold glitter — use a polish like O.P.I.

4 – Hot Pink Glitter French Manicure

Hot pink glitter is the fasted way to kick any nail design up a notch. 

5 – Classic French Manicure

If it’s not broken, why fix it? A natural white-tipped French manicure will always be in style. Here, a longer nail length makes it a little bit mod.

6 – Negative Space French Manicure

Gold detailing near the cuticle and black tips accentuate the negative space effect of this manicure.

7 – Micro Dot French Manicure

Glittery blue polka dots paired with a shiny gold stripe really make this white mani pop.

8 – Muted Gradient French Manicure

Not ready to venture too far outside of the nail art box? This easy manicure is for you. From a distance it looks like a normal French manicure, but up close you can see the intricate shading.

9 – Doubled Up French Manicure

Little white ovals spruce up a simple french manicure.

10 – Rainbow Tip French Manicure

We love how the artists at Olive & June added minimalist swipes of different pastel hues to a nude base. Seriously, the color options are endless.

11 – V-Shaped French Manicure

V-Shaped French Manicure for Women

12 – Gold Dipped French Manicure

Make your matte black mani that much more interesting with flecks of gold at the tips.


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