The French manicure has been around for ever. But it's a classic that has, since the late '90s, been met with waning appeal. 

But things are changing. Now, gone are the days where it was just about the basic white tip. It has been modernised with a bit of metallic and pop of colour.

Play around with neon

How to:

1. When doing the fluorescent French, make sure your nails are short.

2. Keep a nude base.

3. Make the tip thin.

Add a bit of gold

#gelmanicure #opi #goldfrenchmanicure

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How to:

1. Keep the traditional French manicure as is.

2. Apply a gold glitter nail polish on the tip of your nails or on one side of your nails.


How to:

1. Apply any pastel colour of your choice as the base.

2. Apply a white nail polish at the tip of your nails.

Rainbow tips

Rainbow French manicure. #manicure #frenchmanicure #rainbowmanicure #rainbowfrenchtips #nailsbyalla #gelishmanicure

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How to:

1. Choose any neutral colour as the base.

2. Apply a different colour shade for each nail tip. 

Ombré french

bridal nails for @theblondetheory ???????? wishing you all the happiness in the world lovely girl ?

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How to:

Visit your favourite nail technician for best results.


Keep an eye out for Gelish Dip, an Acrylic Dip System offering 5 French mani shades. The French Dip Jar included in this system creates perfect smile lines. See how it works here...

This system will be available from beginning March at various salons countrywide as well as at selected and FoxBox.