Revamp Your Spring Manicure With Pastel French Tips - Here's How To Get The Look

Nothing says spring is here like a fresh set of nails inspired by bright colors and the warmer weather. Right now, your Instagram is probably filled with pretty spring-inspired nails that have you wanting to book your next appointment at the nail salon. The French tip manicure is a classic nail look that never seems to go out of style and with so many different variations — you're bound to find a version that you love. From the glass French manicure to the vanilla French manicure, this staple nail trend is here to stay.

Why not add a pop of color to your nails and elevate the French manicure with pastel French tips? Pastel French tips are making waves on Pinterest and Instagram as one of the latest viral nail trends for spring, with celebrities like Dua Lipa seen sporting the seasonal trend. This nail style is perfect for those who love a classic nail look that's infused with pretty pastel colors. Pastels aren't anything new for the spring but they're a stylish way to update your spring mani while keeping things simple.

How to do a pastel French tip manicure at home

You can achieve a beautiful pastel French tip manicure at home in just a few simple steps. All you need is a few cotton swabs, a nail file and buff, nail polish remover, French tip nail color, a base nail polish, a top coat, and a nail stamper for the tip. Once you've cleaned, buffed, and filed your nails, you can apply the base coat and use the nail stamper. Darlene Sritapan, OPI's North America education and capability manager, tells Real Simple, "Simply paint a couple of coats of nail polish in the color you want for your French tips on the nail stamper, then gently push the tip of your fingernail into the stamp at an angle."

After you stamp the French tip onto your nail, take a cotton swab and dip it into nail polish remover to clean up any polish on your fingers and skin. Then, apply a layer of the top coat and you have a gorgeous pastel French tip manicure that looks fresh out of the salon.

Get creative with your pastel french tip manicure

The Pastel French tip manicure is a nail style that's all about color and simplicity. If you can't decide on a color, you can opt for a mix of vibrant shades and try rainbow pastel French tip nails. With this style, each finger is a different pastel color and you can experiment with shades of blue, purple, orange, pink, and more. You can also try an ombre rainbow pastel French tip to keep the colorful look but have the tip fade through to the bottom of the nail instead.

To stay up to date with the latest manicure trend, go for a skinny pastel French tip mani over the classic thick French tip. If a mixture of colors isn't really your thing, you can sport a single color pastel French mani with a mint, lilac, or baby blue tip. You can also experiment with swoosh, checkered, and double-tips for a unique, trendy look.