The Modern French Manicure

Jeff Pink created the very first French Manicure, when he was just starting out in the nail industry.

Keen to ever-evolve, today the ORLY French Manicure can be re-created with a whole range of colours and bold, daring designs. Read on as we bring this classic look right into the 21st Century.

THE ORLY VINTAGE FRENCH

The ORLY Vintage French is a timeless nail look which can be worn from day to night.

Products used: ORLY Primetime, ORLY Bonder, ORLY Prelude To A Kiss, ORLY Haute Red and ORLY Glosser.

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THE ORLY METALLIC FRENCH

Alike the classic French Manicure, the Metallic French has a base colour with contrasting tips. The difference with this mani is that bold colours and metallics are used to bring the look to life.

Products used: ORLY Primetime, ORLY Bonder, ORLY Snowcone, ORLY Shine, ORLY Rage, ORLY Luxe, ORLY Tip Guides, ORLY Flash Dry Drops and ORLY Cuticle Oil Plus.

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THE ORLY GRAPHIC FRENCH

A subtle but effective look, the ORLY Graphic French is created using a nude base colour with asymmetrical shapes drawn into the half moon of each nail.

Products used: ORLY Primetime, ORLY Bonder, ORLY Liquid Vinyl, ORLY Naked Ivory, ORLY Polishield and ORLY Argan Cuticle Oil Drops.

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THE ORLY SHE SAID YES FRENCH

A pretty feminine twist on the ORLY classic French Manicure, the She Said Yes French still features whites and pinks but is updated with either a vertical or horizontal ombre effect.

Products used: ORLY Primetime, ORLY Ridgefiller, ORLY Rose Coloured Glasses, ORLY Lift The Veil, ORLY White Tips, ORLY Prisma Gloss Silver, ORLY Won’t Chip and ORLY Cuticle Care Complex.

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THE ORLY ANTI-FRENCH

This look is daring and bold. It’s for any fashionista who wants to stand out from the rest of the fashion pack. To really make this look pop, go bright with colour choices.

Products used: ORLY Bonder, ORLY Primetime, ORLY Fancy Fuchsia, ORLY Royal Velvet, ORLY Matte Topcoat and ORLY Cuticle Therapy Creme.

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GET THE LOOKS

Want to nail the modern French mani looks like a pro? Explore our Step By Step Guide.

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