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5 Hot New Takes On French Ombré Nails To Try For Your Next Mani

Spring is just around the corner, which means new outfits, new hairstyles, and new nails! One style that has taken over TikTok is the French ombré nail design. A modern twist on the classic French manicure, this design is known for its signature pink-nude base that fades to white tips.

The French ombré can go with anything you wear, and it provides a blank canvas to add nail art, too! There are so many ways to add your own personal style, but in case you need some inspiration, here are five French ombré nail designs that you should save for your next visit to the nail salon.

Pastel Ombré Nails

What better way to welcome spring with some pretty pastel colors? Lavender, pastel pink, and sky blue embody the spring season and pair nicely with any floral look. These pink ombré nails from @lightslacquer vary from light pink to hot pink, and can easily make your outfit pop. Looking for something different? Try these pastel green ombré nails that are sure to turn heads. A pastel ombré nail design is the perfect way to ring in the spring!

Flower Ombré Nails

Of course, adding flowers is perfect for springtime. Try picking a nail for one flower to go on, or have multiple flowers all over! For a classic look, you can add nail art of a white flower, like this design from @luxurybylizzyy. For a more cute look, try adding small 3D flowers like @anas_nails_ did. Putting rhinestones as the center of the flower adds a hint of sparkle, too!

Glitter Ombré Nails

save this for your next nails appointment 💅🏻 if you’re in need for some spring nail inspiration, these pink glitter ombré French nails are the way to go – it’s the perfect everyday neutral with a touch of pink sparkle 💝 #nailsofinstagram #nailart #lablogger #lainfluencer #nailtrends #nailtrends2023 #gelnailsdesign #realnails #naturalnails #frenchmanicure #balletcore #balletnails #springnails #springtrends #springnailtrends

♬ son original – 6kaayz

This one is for my pink lovers! You can never have too much sparkle in your life. Doing a pink glitter French ombré like @liliakazakova is a great way to add something extra to the standard pink-nude base and white tip design. You can even make the tips glittery, too, like this silver design. Can you imagine the shine when the light catches your nails?

Glazed Ombré Nails

Taking one trend and adding it to another trend? Yes, please! Manicure lovers all remember the viral glazed donut nails, but these French glazed ombré nails take it to a whole new level. You can try this glazed look with a chocolate or a soft pink, too!

Vertical Ombré Nails

Optical illusion nails – the trippy trend we can’t get enough of 😍✨ These vertical ombré French tips come to life with precision and the correct blending techniques 🙏 . . #nails #gelnails #thegelbottle #nailtutorial #gels #OpticalIllusionNails #nailtrends #BIAB #Builder #BuilderNails #biabnails #buildergelnails #nailtech #nailspo #nailart #nailsartvideos #nailsart #nailedit

♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

The vertical ombré, or reverse ombré, is another new take on the modern French manicure. Rather than gradually fading the colors horizontally, this design turns it on its head. You can take any two colors, put them side by side, and create a gradient between those two. This purple vertical ombré even has reverse-colored tips! It’s totally mesmerizing, and a great way to pair complementary colors.

This list should give you plenty of inspiration for your trip to the nail salon. The French ombré is great for the everyday look, but also for adding new elements to it. Try incorporating a few of these designs in your next visit!

Camille Birdsong is a Her Campus National Writer for the Style section. She writes weekly articles about all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and decor. Beyond Her Campus, Camille works as an Associate Producer for CNN Max. She previously worked at NBC News, where she produced heartwarming stories for the TODAY Show audience and viewers nationwide. Camille graduated in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Leadership Studies at Hampton University. She was the Director and Line Producer of her university’s newscast and has interned at NBC Nightly News, the TODAY Show and the Weekend TODAY Show. Camille is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is passionate about sharing community-driven stories. In her downtime, she loves creating content, visiting new cafes, and obsessing over reality dating shows.