The French Tip Is Making a Comeback—Try These Nail Looks ASAP

It's no secret that just about every '90s trend is back in style. Case in point: over-the-shoulder designer hand bags, bucket hats, updos, rhinestones and yes, even French tips.

Unfamiliar with a French tip? It's a manicure style that uses nail polish in two colors, one for the bed of the nail and another for the tip. Traditionally, French tip manicures create a polished and professional look that replicates the natural nail in pink and white, but modern variations may use other colors. And let's be clear–these modern renditions of this classic style are anything but traditional.

Ahead, see our favorite ways to rock this trend and perhaps you'll even be inspired to try one out yourself.

Lovely Leopard

If you're looking for a super feisty manicure, look no further than these nude and leopard print nails on Kylie Jenner. They're flirty, fun and totally unexpected.


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In the Clear

Okay, how incredible are these clear French tips? This is such an unusual twist on the classic French mani, and we are borderline obsessed. The grow-out is amazing on these, too, because they won't chip or show signs of wear and tear. We love how fashion blogger Brittany Xavier accessorized hers with a simple Chanel decal on her ring finger–très chic.


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Sparkly Ombre

This look is definitely not traditional—it's more of an ombre effect than a true French mani, but it provides inspiration nonetheless. Using neutrals and bling to create a graduation effect is perfect for celebratory moments like your birthday or prom.


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Hint of Neon

Hit the tip with a jolt of neon for a punchy, '80s take on your mani. This works well on all nail lengths, especially those with shorter to medium nails.


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Dramatic V

Keep the colors classic with white and nude, but go ham on the shape! We're digging this dramatic V shape, which is an unexpected departure from the more natural oval. This can be worn with square or almond nails.


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Patterned

All-over patterns are a simple way to update a classic French manicure. Whether you decide to go for cherries, polka dots or flowers, it's a way to switch things up while still keep the base traditional.


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