How-To: Minimal Double French Nail Art

Double French Nail Art

Minimalism is a huge trend in beauty at the moment and this double-tipped, negative space nail art puts a modern twist on a classic French manicure using shades from essie’s Tokyo-inspired Fall 2016 collection.

Rita Remark, Essie Canada Lead Nail Artist and Global Lead Educator, created this look using two shades from the collection. Keep scrolling to see exactly how she did it!

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  • Step 1
  • Step 1

    Start off with a clear base coat, like essie First Base to ensure your manicure stays put.

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  • Step 2
  • Step 2

    Create a thick French tip with Go Go Geisha, a soft, muted pink. If free-handing a perfect French tip is too challenging, Rita recommends making short strokes towards the free edge of the nail, connecting them side-by-side.

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  • Step 3

    Use a brush soaked with a bit of acetone to tidy up the bottom edge for a clean, smooth line.

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  • Step 4
  • Step 4

    Next, take Kimono-Over, a rich purple, on a striping brush to create a skinny line at the very tip of the nail.

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  • Step 5
  • Step 5

    For an added touch, Rita marked an accent nail on each hand with a simple dot of Kimono-Over.

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  • Step 6

    Apply a glossy top coat like essie No Chips Ahead to seal your design in, making sure you cap the free edge well to preserve the tip!

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  • Finished!
  • Finished!

    Good luck re-creating this modern twist on a classic manicure.

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