The humble French manicure has made a major comeback. Here’s how to put a modern spin on the retro trend.
Nail art has exploded this year.
The tips of our fingers are now reserved for paint jobs akin to museum-worthy masterpieces. In fact, nails are now as much about making a statement as our make-up and hair.
Over the past year, we’ve seen extreme styles (who could forget the incredible Disney Villian-inspired designs that took 500 hours to make for The Blonds SS19 fashion show) and, subtler options, like rainbow pastel nails - but now, the most recent nail trend has a retro twist.
Earlier this month, Beyonce posted a picture on Instagram that showed her wearing a classic French manicure. So naturally, we visited our nearest salon and asked for the same thing.
Alongside baby blue eyeshadow and brown lipstick, the humble French manicure is one of the latest 90s trends to make a firm comeback in 2019.
Singer Normani showed up on the MTV 2019 Video Music Awards red carpet with a square-shaped French mani.
Even model Ashley Graham recently took to Instagram to reveal her French tips. Her manicure was painted by New York-based nail artist MoMo, who was also the person behind Beyonce’s retro mani.
Shimmer and sparkles
Metallic and glitter