Walking into a salon and asking for a French manicure isn't new or groundbreaking in any way. The style has been around for decades and is still one of the most popular looks for anyone looking for a timeless, classy mani. Even though it's a traditional design, it has inspired many modern nail enthusiasts and sparked a number of creative, unique twists over the years. Here are some of the prettiest updates on a true classic that will have you running to your nail tech for a fun, new look!


1. Matte V 

Create a unique look with different tip shapes and polish textures.

Instagram |  @nailsbymztina

2. Black & Blue

Combining two bold colors into a geometric-inspired design is another great alternative.

Instagram |  @getnailed_by_karina

3. Glitter

You can never go wrong with a glittery French tip!

Instagram |  @christianails

4. Bejeweled

A colorful palette is perfectly complemented with pretty jewel accents.

Instagram |  @akyish