12 Alternative French Manicure Ideas To Ask For This Summer

There is no nail look more classic than the French manicure, but at a time where nail art trends change faster than we can remove our nail polish, it’s no surprise that this timeless style has had to reinvent itself to keep up with the pack.

Yes, 2024 is all about the alternative French manicure. Forget the crisp white tips and neutral base that define the French manicure we all know and love. This year, French tips have been turned on their head with nail artists tapping into minimalism in a bid to inspire a multitude of more creative manicures. From experimental colorways to faded tips, the best thing about the alternative French manicure is that the possibilities are endless.

Ahead, we share 11 of the best looks to inspire your own take on the trend. 

The French Fade

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If you’re loyal to the classic French manicure then this subtle take on the style won’t feel like too much of a departure from the classic look. Also known as “baby boomer” nails, it has the same white tip and nude base, but rather than a sharply defined line separating them, the colors fade together for an ombré effect like this design by Sandra Khawaja.

The Double French

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Using two strips of color at the tip instead of a single strip of white, the double French manicure provides ample opportunity to experiment. This one by 2am London pairs a soft violet block color with a purple glitter for a playful take on French tips. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Grape Shifter, provides the perfect hint of sparkle if you want to try it yourself. We also love the below wavy, neon take on the trend by digital creator Suman. It’s especially suited to summer.

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The Reverse French 

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Flipping the French manicure upside down, this alternative by Christina Louise …read more

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