The French tip manicure is one known for its timeless, chic, and classy look. A French tip manicure is one where you have a band of polish across the tip of the nail usually over a pale or clear base. But who says the French tip can’t be fun? Adding in a fun color, an edgy shape or even a feminine wavy shape can really elevate your French tip and make it fit your style and personality. In this article we outline 20 different ways to elevate your French tip manicure.
Classic French Tip
We can’t talk about the French tip manicure without highlighting the classic tried and true French tip. This manicure is your basic white French tip that can be achieved on any nail shape. This is the most versatile nail design there is and is great for absolutely any occasion.
Black French Tip
The first twist on a classic is to opt for a black French tip instead of white. This gives your nails a bit of an edgier and bold look while still being extremely chic and timeless. It also still has the same versatility as the classic white look.
French Tip Coffin Nails
Coffin shaped nails are a gorgeous nail shape for French tip. Because the nail is long you get more surface area which you can use to have a thicker French tip. This is a great opportunity to showcase whatever color or design you end up going for with your French tip. For more coffin nail inspiration check out our article on 25 Ways to Elevate Your Coffin Nails.
Different Color French Tips
Having each nail rock, a different colored French tip is a fun look that you can modify to match any occasion or season. Need a look for fall, go for different shades of brown, need a look for summer or spring, go for different shades of blue or a rainbow.
V French Tip
Another bold twist on the French tip is to give it a v shape. This takes your French tip and makes it a sharp point at the tip of the nail that pulls down the side sides of the nail. When added with a vibrant color such as a neon or bright royal blue it you’ll be sure to catch some eyes.
Acrylic French Tip
Acrylic French tips are a great option when you want some added length. This also gives you the opportunity to go for a fun shape whether it be square, coffin, or almond.
Pastel French Tip
A beautiful, feminine, and dainty French tip look is to go for pastels. This is a gorgeous look for spring, and you can go for all one color or multiple pastel colors. Add pastel flowers for an added touch of spring.
Brown French Tip
a.A brown French tip is another bold and warm look for your nails. If you love neutrals, it is definitely the look for you. This look is also a must for the fall months, and you can go for a light tan, deep brown or various brown shades.
Wavy French Tip
One way to add a feminine touch to your French tip is to make the French tip wavy. This softens the French tip and gives a very elegant feel to the classic French tip. Go for a light blue wavy shape this summer to match the waves at your next beach vacation.
Matte French Tip
Matte finish French tips are another way to make a simple change to elevate your French tip. Regardless of the color or style adding a matte topcoat gives it a sleek and edgy look and looks absolutely stunning on longer nail shapes such as the coffin or almond.
Blue French Tip
Blue is another beautiful color that looks great on so many different skin types. You really can never go wrong with a light blue, periwinkle, or dark navy. It’s so versatile and adds a fun element to your classic French tip look.
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Colorful Base with Colorful French Tip
The colorful base and colorful tip are where things can get really creative. This is when you have a different colored base and tip. So have fun and get crazy with it by combining complementary or random colors for a fun and vibrant look.
Gold French Tip
A gold French tip is another beautiful and timeless option. If you’re a serial gold jewelry wearer, then match your favorite pair of earrings and necklaces with a gold French tip for a cohesive and gorgeous look.
Red French Tip
Red is another bold and beautiful color especially for a French tip. Take it a step further by adding hearts, roses or even flames depending on your personality. Red is great for the month of February, for the festive winter months or when you just want to make a statement.
French Tip with Accent Nail
You can also elevate your French tip by adding in an accent nail. Every nail except your ring finger will have the French tip of your choice and then your ring finger will stand out among the rest with a fun design or solid color.
Neon French Tip
Another bold French tip option is the neon French tip. This is great for a fun night on the town or upcoming trip with lots of nightlife. Going for a neon yellow, orange, green or pink is a fun and cool way to elevate the classic French tip.
Pink French Tip
Pink is another great color to add a feminine and flirty touch to your French tips. Light pink, bubble gum or even hot pink can be cute for everyday or for your V-Day set in February.
Short French Tip
Sometimes that length just doesn’t fit your lifestyle. Going for a short French tip is cute on your natural nail or a shorter acrylic shape. You can achieve the same cute look without having a long nail impact your day-to-day activities.
French Tip Almond Nails
Almond shaped nails are another great shape for French tips. Because of their curved pointed shape, you can get a really cute, curved tip design. It looks great with the classic white or any fun color you choose.
Green French Tip
Green is definitely an up-and-coming color in 2022 so if you want to hop the trend but not over commit a green French tip is a beautiful way to do so. Go for a pastel, neon or emerald, green to fit whatever outfit or event you’ve got coming up.