“Dark French tips on a sheer natural base, like a black tip, are big,” confirms top nail artist, Harriet Westmoreland. “They’re delicate with a bit of an edge,” she explains. “I think the ‘cool girl’ shape will be a long almond, with a nod to the grunge trend. So a deep french in colours like Lady in Black and Malaga Wine by OPI,” Harriet says. Although, if you prefer a shorter shape, squoval micro Frenchies are the way forward.
“Everyone will be asking for deep coloured Frenchies,” agrees luxury manicurist, Julia Diogo. “Olive green frenchies will be very cool,” she adds, or try rouge noir, black, brow or deep forest greens.
And the Frenchie style will be getting a little remix, too. “As autumn approaches, it’s no surprise that we will witness exciting twists on the classic French tip manicure,” says Jess. “Side French tips and reverse French tips have gained popularity as they offer a playful and refreshing take on the traditional style. These variations allow you to mix things up and add a touch of uniqueness to your manicure. What’s even more captivating is that these designs can be executed with a dark colour, deviating from the classic white. This adds a touch of sophistication and elegance, making it perfect for the winter season,” she says.