When you first hear ‘French manicure,’ what do you think? Do you think it came from France? You didn’t come close at your guess. Understandably, French women included, everyone in the world wears the nail trick, and most don’t know where exactly French nails came from. And its name piles up the confusion.
The truth, however, came from Hollywood. Jeff Pink, the founder of Orly is the man at the tail of the traced origin of the French manicure. In the ’70s, in the USA, he made a manicure technique he named ‘French manicure.’ Some sources share a different opinion though. Below, we have compiled a list of 27 inspiring French nail designs for every nail length and nail art skills.
1. Mother’s Day French Nails
This French nail design has a glossy look that does not dull easily. Smooth and elegant, the surface looks something like a glazing effect. What do you expect? It’s adorable. Beautiful. The edges are slightly trimmed to add the dimension you will love.
2. Hardware French Manicure
It has one art-decorated finger out of five, and that is the special, magnetic effect of this French nail design. The nail is adorned with three simple designs of a rose. Looking at its entirety the beauty isn’t that simple anyway. The silver-colored tips make it special out of many French manicure ideas with designs.
3. French Manicure with Silver Designs
The edge is trimmed to become adorable. This French nail design idea speaks more than its design. Across the ring finger nail, there are two decoration lines that are divided and brightened with another city-like design.
4. French Manicure with Half Moon Design
The shiny surface is pink. At the root is a silver designed half moon nail art that says a lot about classic fingers. The edge is captivating with the tiniest curve. If you would like a day with the tremendous amount of appreciation, then try the white tips and the whole of this French manicure. You won’t be spared for a minute.
5. French Nail Design with a Twist
Black designed manicure can be unique after all. Perhaps it’s because of the pink paint that is bounded by black tips. Or it is because the ring finger is entirely black and matte. Well, overall, it is a special French nail design you should try.
6. Bunny French Nails
We don’t know about you but this is a special style of a French nail design. We mean you will design a hare on the nails of the ring finger. At the tip, you will make the white have an extra curve. And you’ll step those fingers outs for us all to admire.
7. Flower-Covered Gel French Manicure
This French nail design has a more natural look. The surface paint looks similar to the natural color of the nails. But it is special because of the flower nail design on the fingernails. It is a design of petals and it’s classic.
8. Almond-Shaped Raven French Nails
This French manicure took simplicity to its peak. With a pink surface finish, the tips are sharp round to make outstanding white tips. One thing is certain; the outline was excellently styled. It is simple and suitable for a good day off.
9. Short French Manicure with Gloss
The ring finger has two vertical lines down the length. Between these beautiful white lines is a busy nail art designed. It has a deep touch of silver. With a pink nail finish, the white is bright at the tips, and the overall French nail design for short nails is bright.
10. French Nails with Rhinestone Details
The pinkish surface in this French nail design appears in a simple form. The smoothness shines brightly. The tips are a little wider than your typical tips. One of the fingers is endowed with miniature art accessories. They blend so well that you will want to add it to more fingers.
11. Minimalist Styled French Manicure
With some faint touch of black flower design, these French nails look simple but beautiful. If you are the type that wants a brilliant style that is yet simple, try this pink appearance and marvel your world.
12. Princess-Approved French Nails
The medium style is recommended for sparkling nails. The surface is glossy to touch and glistening to eyes. The ring fingernail is styled with a silver rhinestone art at the cuticle – small, but beautiful.
13. French Crown Manicure
Look at the tips of the nails and see a thick finished tip. The coast was layered to effect. In an excellent craft style, some of the nails are styled in half, leaving one side plain and the other busy. One side has a dotted design of art, the type that earned about a thousand likes on Instagram.
14. French Nail Design with a Metallic Touch
The French manicure is like a simple camouflage. Talk of being an excellent master – the designer switched the color of the tips to silver-stained on one of the fingers, and that spells the beauty of it. Try it, as this French nail design looks different on different types of pen.
15. Camouflage Diva French Nails
The style just has a slight difference from the previous. It adds a busier design to the ring finger than the previous. The beautiful strips of this French nail design stand out on the hand like a queen among the fingers.
16. Nail-Tail French Manicure
Do you like a sophisticated French nail design? This is it. The design is a little complex and would involve expressing a certain level of attentiveness. Well, looking at the final product, it is well worth it. The unique design does not appear on all nails, just your thumb and the ring finger – any other one you want.
17. Crystalline Monogram French Nails
The edge is typically trimmed close to a square shape. The pink top coat appears to flourish, then a white art finish is done on one fingernail, and it makes it to our list. This French manicure consists of simples dots craftily spread over the nail to make an inspired design.
18. Snowflakes-Style French Manicure
This French nail design has a luxurious appearance that says a lot about you as a lady of class. Imagine the little finger being covered in a silver art design, and the sparkling finger having a somewhat golden finish. Although the finish is simply glossy pink, the art is sumptuous and will not go unnoticed.
19. Ballerina French Nails
If you love white, this is the style that fits you. And you will get something extra that says a lot. On your ring finger add an art design that is styled out masterfully with some black color in relation to the white. It produces a flower design.
20. Black Jacket Royal Monograms
Here is something for your short nails (it doesn’t mean you can’t try it with long nails). Like the common style, the surface is finished with pink. You work the tips with a black color. Finish this French nail design off with black over pink nail art – the design of a tree on selected nails.
21. French Manicure with a Sunflower Design
If light purple interests you, then you have a choice. The white tips thin out at the edge in a beautiful design. The nail art, however, chooses an entirely different color: black and ash. The bottom corner of the art is total dark, while the rest (ash) is styled to be a sunflower.
22. White Rectangles in the French Style
This French nail design has details that aren’t flashy. The designs are made on each nail and comprise a square shape of white polish over the finished surface. It is quiet. And if you don’t want to call so much attention to your nail art but the glossy look, then do this.
23. Daylight French Nails
Some French nails are classic, some are loud and some are simple. But there are some that are in between. They complement you and your love for simplicity. Here, the color is simply pink, the length is moderate, the tip is white, and a simple vertical golden design appears on the ring finger.
24. Kingdom Perfect French Manicure
You see the French nails radiating a shiny appearance with just three colors. The thumb, index finger and the little finger are made of pink and white tips. The middle finger and the ring finger are made to glow in a silvery appearance.
25. Jeweled Pink French Manicure
For short nails, this French manicure style has a unique color that blends with your skin tone if you are white. It has a jeweled nail on one of the finger. It is beautiful and radiating a shiny look.
26. Korean Style French Manicure
Not necessarily Korean. The dark tips make this French nail design special, just as the pink surface. If you look across four out of the fingers, the black tips are followed by pink layers, then a thin white line runs below the pink. And that is not something that catches our fancy. The ring finger is even more special with the black colored ‘X’ design.
27. French Nails with Accented Cuticles
Here you have a nail art that dyes the lower end under the cuticle. First, it is simply pink, then it is blessed with beautiful flower designs that make us say ‘waoh’. And the tips are wider to enhance the stunning appearance – some black, others simple ash.
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