The classic French Manicure that your mother wore has gotten a lot more stylish.
You can trace the dual polish style back to 1930’s Paris, with the use of a nude or beige base color that was topped with a white line to give the nails a very feminine clean look. While this style has maintained it’s classic appearance for decades, it was some of the 1980’s rockers who began to experiment with changing up the style with the use of bold and sometimes bazaar color combinations.
Today, the desire for uniqueness continues and just about anything goes when it comes to finding your signature manicure style. Check out some of these more trendy French manicure styles:
Bold and Beautiful: Move over nudes, go bold in your color choices. Try using contrasting colors on the nail and tips for an even greater impact.
Mix it Up: Use different colors in place of the white line. Try pastels for the warmer seasons and go bolder in the colder seasons.
Dotted Line: Replace the typical French line with a dotted line. For even more wow-factor, glue on applications like stars, rhinestones or diamond shapes.