A Definitive Guide to All the Different Types of French Manicures You Can Get
If we had to crown one beauty trend the fan-favorite of 2021, it'd have to be the french manicure. This nail-art trend had quite the powerful resurgence over the last few years and it's still going strong. Not only did we see lots of the classic version of the old-made-new-again nail design, but countless spin-off iterations of the french mani popped up. And truthfully, they've been hard to keep track of.
Side-tip, inverted, double, two-toned — these are just a few of the popular twists people put on the french manicure recently. All you have to do is open Instagram, TikTok, or Pinterest and we guarantee you'll spot at least one of these — and if you follow stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, and Dua Lipa, you're bound to see them daily. Identifying each nail-art trend by name that way you can request it at the nail salon takes some studying, but luckily, you don't have to feel out of the loop anymore. We created a guide to all of the different types of the french manicure trend ahead.
Once you know exactly what you want and can express that to your manicurist at your next appointment, the only thing left for you to do is decide on a color scheme. Rainbow french manicures are popular for the spring and summer months — though you can rock them whenever you choose — and metallic french designs are proving to be the go-to for winter. Experimenting with different styles of nail art is one of the best (and easiest) ways to express yourself so don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and go bold. The options are never-ending.
Get ready to be a pro at calling out all of the trendiest french manicure styles out there.