Do you think that the French manicure is too classic for you? Perhaps you will change your mind when you see the ones we have selected for you. They are beautiful, original, and perfect whatever your age.
Are you one of those who renounce the French manicure because you find it classic, bland, and somewhat boring? That is because you have not seen the latest trends in this type of manicure. There are countless options and many of them are very daring and transgressive.
WHAT IS A FRENCH MANICURE?
This manicure is a technique that is usually related to brides. Its original design, born in Paris, is characterized by being discreet and very romantic. The base of the nail is colored with a pinkish tone or a colorless layer and the design is finished off by drawing the tip in white. But the French manicure is much more than this. It has been evolving and currently offers multiple possibilities. Some are simpler, others more original… One of the most popular types of French manicures right now is colored French nails. There are so many options that it will be impossible for you not to find one with which you feel comfortable and identified, regardless of your style or age.
HOW IS THE FRENCH MANICURE DONE?
The French manicure offers a very natural finish, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take your time and requires your technique. If you want to achieve a professional finish, follow these steps:
Prepare the nail. Cut, file, and give the nail the desired shape. After conditioning “the canvas” on which you are going to work, apply a protective base so that your nail does not suffer any damage.
Apply foundation. The first layer of the traditional French manicure is usually a soft pink or nude shade. It is about achieving a finish so natural that it practically goes unnoticed. If you want a perfect result, apply two layers, leaving a couple of minutes between layers.
Paint the border white. This is, without a doubt, the characteristic that most defines the French manicure. You can make this line freehand or with the help of an adhesive that covers the entire nail, except for the area you want to work on.
FRENCH MANICURE FOR ALL TASTES
Take a look at this selection of French manicure designs that we have made impossible. Surely you change your mind and you dare to wear it. There are perfect options for all tastes and, what is better, for all ages!
CLASSIC FRENCH MANICURE
The French manicure is one of the most demanded because it is one of the most versatile and infallible that exists. We love it because it is simple, discreet, elegant, and has the ability to fix and dress your hands. It is also ideal for both short nails and longer ones and with any shape. Which has been a sure hit.
PASTEL FRENCH MANICURE: WITH WAVES
Another option if you want to give a different touch to your French manicure, combine pastel tones with some detail. In this case, semi-circles follow the shape of the nail. It is a very discreet detail that, without a doubt, makes the difference.
FRENCH MANICURE IN VIBRANT COLORS: FLUORESCENT ORANGE
Fluorine nails are one of the most trending colors this summer… in addition to making a visual effect that we are more tanned, they rejuvenate a lot.
FRENCH MANICURE IN VIBRANT COLORS: A COLOR ON EACH HAND
Have you ever dared to try a color on each hand? We love this idea in fluorescent colors. If you are undecided between two colors it is time to try this option. The trick is to combine opposite and opposite color palettes.
DECORATED FRENCH MANICURE: WITH DETAILS
Do you want a French manicure, but make it original and creative? Take a look at this option, you will love it! Combine the trend of rainbow nails with decorated nails, a winning combo.
DECORATED FRENCH MANICURE: WITH WAVES
Another very trendy option is to make a nail in different styles, like the option that we bring you in the photo. It combines a nail painted in the traditional style, a French manicure, and a nail with waves.
DECORATED FRENCH MANICURE: WITH FLOWERS
To add a touch of originality to your nails, adding some flowers is always a good option. We especially love this particular design with green tones. They are a resounding yes!
FRENCH MANICURE FOR SHORT NAILS: BLACK FRENCH
With this option you don’t want to hit the target… but the black! Painting the edge of your nail black is one of the trends of the season. It’s called Black French Manicure and you can make it thinner, more oval, straighter… It’s a perfect option for short nails!
FRENCH MANICURE FOR SHORT NAILS: PASTEL SHADES
Youthful and casual. So this French manicure design is perfect for a teenager as well as for a mature woman who wants to add a touch of color to her more sober outfits. It is elegant, fun, and very flattering!
FRENCH MANICURE FOR SHORT NAILS: DIAGONALLY
If French nails seem boring to you, you can bet on giving them more versatility by changing their shape to a diagonal design. In addition, you can play with them by adding one or more stripes and various colors.
DECORATED FRENCH MANICURE: IN CONTRASTS
If you want to give a different touch to your French manicure, you can do it in two shades. The lightest shade would go on the tip and the darkest on the inside. You can intersperse them or add decorations to create a more on-trend effect.
DECORATED FRENCH MANICURE: WITH HEARTS
Another idea that we love: French manicure with a neutral base, with the tip in white and pink and inverted. The touch is taken by the drawing of the heart on a pair of fingers. A unique detail to make a difference. You will stand out for sure.
REVERSE FRENCH MANICURE: TRADITIONAL STYLE
If you don’t want to risk too much but are looking for a slightly different effect, turn the traditional French manicure on its head. It consists of leaving the natural base tone and painting the moon of the root white or coral.
INVERTED FRENCH MANICURE: WITH A TOUCH OF COLOR
Shall we give the French manicure a spin? This is precisely what the inverted French manicure consists of, in painting the line at the root of the nail instead of at the tip. It is elegant and original. You can opt for the classic tones of this type of manicure or resort to bright colors to get a more fun touch.
INVERTED FRENCH MANICURE: DOUBLE MEANING
We know the conventional French manicure and the reverse… Why not combine the two versions into one? Without a doubt, an original and colorful bet. You can choose a design with the same tones or one combining different tones as in this case.
GRADIENT FRENCH MANICURE: CASCADING COLOR
Cascade of color, in gradient… Whatever you prefer to call it. The point is to choose a color and gradually modify it on each nail to achieve a very special gradient effect . The result is spectacular, don’t you think?
GRADIENT FRENCH MANICURE: V-FRENCH
The star of the season! The V-French manicure has become a favorite this year. As its name suggests, it consists of painting the end of the nail at an angle instead of doing it straight or rounded. You can place this “turban” on your nail in a single color or by playing with different color ranges. Playing with the gradients the result is spectacular.
COLORED FRENCH MANICURE: IN OCHER TONES
This variation is perfect for the funniest women. Playing with the colors on the tip of the nail is very youthful, but it is not out of place on more mature hands. On the contrary, the result has a powerful rejuvenating effect. In summer we saw this variety with bright colors; now, in the colder months, the protagonists are the ocher tones.
COLORFUL FRENCH MANICURE: VERY STRIKING
Isn’t your thing exactly going unnoticed? Get ready to turn heads with a French manicure finished in a colorful tip. Choose the color that you like the most and show off your hands on the slightest occasion.
This irresistible combination allows you to play with absolutely the entire color palette. If you want to give your nails a lot of colors, use two colors on each nail and play with different shades on each nail. Get creative!
ELEGANT FRENCH MANICURE: WITH PEARLS
If you exude elegance, this option will come in handy. Never better said… It is about opting for a traditional French manicure but finishing off the design by dotting the nail with small pearls that add glamor and elegance. It looks great in the colors of this technique, but it is also ideal with more striking colors.
ELEGANT FRENCH MANICURE: DOUBLE AND PROFILED
You will find them with equal stripes of different colors, with two stripes of the same color, with stripes of different sizes… This variety comes with “multiple personalities”, each more beautiful… It admits infinite color combinations.
ELEGANT FRENCH MANICURE: WITH GLITTER
For party nights, adding a bit of ‘brilli brilli’ is always a good idea. Dare to give it a more striking touch by adding glitter to your nails. This design in pink seems fabulous to us.
ELEGANT FRENCH MANICURE: GOLDEN
Another option to give your nails a touch of glamor is to apply them in gold. It is a very sophisticated design, especially for events or more arranged looks. They are beautiful!
ORIGINAL FRENCH MANICURE: ANIMAL PRINT
Did you think that the animal print was not going to reach your hands? Well, it’s here, you have it at your fingertips. Leopard, zebra, snake… Animal print is not going to be limited to splashing the clothes in your wardrobe. It will also reach your nails! Bring out your most animal instinct…
ORIGINAL FRENCH MANICURE: MIX NAIL
Variety is taste… Why don’t you paint each tip of your nails with a different design? The mix nail is gaining more and more followers. The most daring ones paint each nail with a different style, while the unconditional ones of the French manicure prefer to do it only at the end of the nail.
ORIGINAL FRENCH MANICURE: COMBINED
If you prefer a monochrome manicure but you want to dare to try French nails, this option is ideal for you. Create a combination of these two designs by applying French nails to a couple of fingers. You will love them!
ORIGINAL FRENCH MANICURE: WITH DOTS
If you feel like experimenting a little more, we suggest this French manicure design with dots. The best thing about this design is that you can adapt it to your tastes and choose the colors that you think the best combine. Do you try it?