Nail trends come and go but there’s one style that’s proved to be an enduring trend. In between neon, cow print and tortoise shell manis there’s been a resurgence of the French manicure dominating our Instagram feeds. The classic French mani (clear-pinkish base and white tips) that we last saw popularized in the early 00s is coming back with an updated twist. 


Spotted on everyone from Beyoncé to Bella Hadid, the new French mani is incorporating other nail trends like gradient and neon, using interesting shapes, bold color combos, nail art, glitter and more. Mix and match trends, pair a new shape with a Fall color or the classic with Halloween nail art, what better way to welcome Fall than with a mani that has it all? 


Considering dipping a finger into nail art or bored with your go-to nude? There’s nothing better than the subtle French mani with a twist and you can still use Essie’s Ballet Slippers if you feel inclined. We’ve scoured the internet for inspiration you can bring to your next nail appointment. 


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New video! LINK IN BIOto watch the tutorial for these pastel gradient French tip nails!

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This ombré  manicure proves pastels aren’t just for spring. Manicurist Hannah Lee shared a quick tutorial on how she achieved this pastel look with Floss Gloss, China Glaze and more. 


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I created a Micro French Manicure for @khaite_ny #nyfw x @essie it’s all about making the line as fine as possible and using an ultra sheer nude like #essie #madmoiselle Thank you @cateholstein @vanessatraina @essie for having me on your team this season. Hair lead @eugenesouleiman Makeup lead @gucciwestman

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Pull inspiration from this micro-mani worn by the models at Khaite’s SS 20 show at New York Fashion Week. Nail artist Betina Goldstein used Essie’s Mademoiselle and super thin line of white polish to achieve the look. 


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#goodvsevil #chevronnails #blackandwhite #frenchnails

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Add a twist to the classic shape with this edgier chevron shape and black and white polish. 


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My twin sis can be a hand model! Love you @lailarubycostello

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The French mani even works with nail art, as demonstrated by Beyoncé’s go-to manicurist.


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An almond shape adds a modern touch to the classic style. 


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For those too afraid to go full neon, this is the perfect subtle alternative. 


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When the shape is killer #AlmondNails — design by Vanessa @vanytiffnyc

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Pair graphic accents with the classic look on almond shaped nails. 


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When you land the perfect spring palette whipping up some ideas for our upcoming SS19 #AkikoNailsLookbook let us know of any colors, designs, inspo, etc you want to see in our curated collection — design by Jashona @jashona.nycnails •via @bikinifetish #AkikoNailsBabes

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Pull off two trends at once with this multi-colored mani similar to the gradient nails trend. 


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It’s after Labor Day and the rules are, there are no rules! Arch French in @chanel.beauty Le Vernis in Pure White- new for Fall. @welovecoco #workingwithchanel #giftfromchanel #nailart #fallnails

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Who says the line has to go straight across the nail? Miss Pop used Chanel Le Vernis in Pure White to achieve the look. 


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Look 3 @oscardelarenta !!! An ombré French featuring @zoyanailpolish in vibrant creamsicle Arizona, coral Sawyer and perfectly pink Laurel. Big thank you to my amazing team, @rebeccagkrantz and @behrmanpr !!! Hair @odilegilbert_official make up @tompecheux stylist @natasharoyt @fernandogarciam1205 @tokibunbun @rebeccamaynesphoto #oscardelarenta #zoyanailpolish #zoyanyfw #nyfw #nyfwnails #runwaynails

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Another NYFW appearance for this trend, Miss Pop used Zoya polishes to get this creamsicle colored mani at Oscar de la Renta’s show 


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Ooo baby I’m icy freehand

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Trade in the French tip for flames, in this case icey blue. 


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Brand Bae alll freehand painted. Which nail is ur fave? #nails

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The easiest way to rep all your favorite brands is on your nails, nail artist Anouska used the space to freehand paint logos.

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