Everyone’s wearing this subtle twist on a French manicure for a simple and chic summer look

Want to switch up your usual French manicure? This on-trend nail design is set to be everywhere this summer...

Hand with gold glittered double French tip nail designs
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A French manicure is a timeless classic manicure and this season a specific variation on the look is trending in the form of a double French tip.

If your go-to manicure usually consists of French tip nails, or perhaps you’re looking to 2024 nail trends to inspire you to switch it up, let us introduce you to a version that's currently very on trend: the double French tip.

It seems we’re always on the hunt for a modern take on this trusted design as we’ve seen an array of different French tip designs gaining popularity this year, from zesty lemon French tip nails to minimalistic French tip ombre nails. So, it comes as no surprise that we’re welcoming the double French tip trend into our manicure rotation with open arms…

Why we're loving double French tip manicures this summer

Featuring an additional fine line underneath the French tips that many of us know and love, this minimalist manicure uses negative space to achieve an almost "invisible" effect.

It's ideal for those who want something that sits between simple and eye-catching as the options for this trend are endless, from classic white and monochrome black to zingy bright colours and opulent glitters.

As for nail shapes, whether you opt for elongated almond nails or shorter square nails, the trend can be interpreted and tailored to whatever suits your personal style.

So, if you’re wondering how to do French tip nails at home (don’t worry, you’re not alone) or are looking for some inspiration to take to your next manicure appointment, look no further...

Our double French tip staples

To ensure the longevity of your manicure, it's also worth investing in a cuticle oil, like Beauty Pie's Cuticle Therapy, to keep the skin around your nails moisturised and to prevent dryness and flakiness.

5 ways to wear double French tip nails

If you're looking for a new way to add a twist on your typical French tip, here are five looks we recommend for wearing the double French tip trend...

1. White double French tip nails

A white French tip is fail-proof, even for this doubled-up design. Opt for your usual neutral base, before finishing the look with a high-shine glossy top coat - like this OPI Top Coat Nail Varnish.

2. Colourful double French tip nails

Perfect for the sunnier months ahead, using a bright or colourful nail polish for this trend is a great way to inject a pop of colour into your summer manicure.

3. Black double French tip nails

Black French tip nails were all the rage this spring, and it seems they're not going anywhere soon. This minimalist design combined with the sleek almond shape feels incredibly luxe.

4. Burgundy double French tips

A look that works well for winter as well as summer, burgundy is a great choice for colourful tips generally, as well as the double French design. As you can see from this look, it works well with the second "tip" at the base of the nails, too. 

5. Short square double French tip nails

If short or square nails are more your thing, this trend can easily be adapted to suit any nail shape or length. Simply use a nail file – we'd recommend the Mylee 3 Way Nail Buffer – to achieve your desired look.

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.