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The French manicure’s staying power is undeniable. Call them basic, but we give two thumbs up to the minimalist design that dominated the early 2000s along with Juicy Couture sweatsuits, lip gloss and gel pens.

However, a modern French mani is a whole different iteration than the thick pink and white tips that most clients remember. Search #frenchnails on Insta and you’ll see neon arcs of color, daisy embellishments, animal print and holographic tips.

Nothing about this resurrected nail trend is mundane. Click through the slideshow to see a few fresh takes on the French mani. There’s inspiration for every aesthetic!

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