The classic French manicure is being upgraded in many different ways this year and we are not complaining. From micro manis to creative prints on tips, there are so many ways to switch up the classic style. Coloured French tips are a fun and low maintenance way to keep your manicure minimal and stylish. They are also a long-wear option as compared to white tips and won’t fade or get stained easy. Plus, you can get immensely creative when there is colour involved. Here are some coloured tips ideas for your next nail appointment...


01. Black


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Micro manis have been all the rage in the post-pandemic manicure scene and leading the charge are glossy black tints. A dainty strip of black paired is just the right kind of minimal manicure you can opt for.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Carbon


02. Bedazzled


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You can amp up your coloured French tip by adding some fun embellishments to your manicure. Since nail bars have opened up, you can go back to experimenting with stick-on nail accessories, starting with matching diamante that will take your manicure game to the next level.


03. Patterned


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You might think that it will be a Herculean task to squeeze in a lovely pattern on just the tip of your nail. But if you pick the right pattern and the right nail tech, it can surely be done. This gingham printed nail design is the perfect example of how a patterned tip can look so smart and trendy.

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04. Artsy


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You do not have to go for a total colour fill in order to nail a coloured French tip. Grab a dotting tool and paintbrush to create an artsy pattern on just the tip, and don’t forget to play with colour in the design. This style is totally different from the others mentioned on this list and is perfect for someone who likes to experiment and bend the rules to best suit their individual taste.


05. Neon


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Neon tips are an instant statement, the tints pop out without much effort and are always in-vogue. You can either go for a proper neon fill, or simply outline the tip of your nail to spice things up. We love the tiny neon windows in this nail art design, it is totally adorable!

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