Sally Hansen Updated French Manicure

The classic French manicure was picking up popularity again recently. Adding an extra stripe of color or switching out the colors is a way of modernizing it while making it feel less ironic and more current. With gray tones trending as well this example blends both trends into one easy to wear look.
A beautiful manicure starts with maintaining healthy nails. This is especially important when the nail look incorporates negative space like this Updated French. Sally Hansen’s Big Cuticle Oil provides much needed moisture for ragged nail beds. This quick-absorbing formula leaves cuticles, and nails, deeply hydrated, soft and healthy-looking while helping to defend against harsh, drying environmental elements faced daily. The formula is enriched with Coconut, Apricot Kernel oils plus Vitamin E.Nail Rehab fills ridges and conceals damage making it perfect for applying before a negative space manicure and defends against breaking tearing and peeling.
See below for a step-by-step guide on how to create the Updated French look at home!
Step 1:  Paint a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab on clean bare nails a day before creating the nail look
Step 2:  Remove Sally Hansen Nail Rehab before beginning the nail look. Use a striping brush to paint the 1st stripe just below the tip of the nail with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Buffalo Nickel
Step 3: Paint a second tip with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel  in Greyfetti using a striping brush
Step 4:  Apply a coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat
Step 5: After allowing the nails to dry apply Sally Hansen Big Cuticle Oil around the nail bed and massage into the skin
  • neasnuttiness

    I just bought t some of the new Sally Hansen Gel Nail Polish last weekend. There are some really gorgeous colors!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I love the look of a French mani with traditional and non-traditional colors, but my hand shakes when I have to do the stripe. I need to get some more tape and try it again. Those greys are very cool.

    • I can’t do it myself, I’m too much of a klutz.

  • BeautyJudy

    I love a nontraditional French mani! And I love this nail polish!

  • Julie Porter

    This is such a fantastic look! Love the different take on the French mani using these two shades of grey. I would never be able to do this myself, but I would love to have this look.

    • Don’t feel bad, I can’t do it myself either!

  • Cindi

    This is beautiful! I love the color combo.

    • I like it too, I would like to see with pinks too.

  • marciaf

    I love those shades. Lately I’ve been fascinated with silvers and grays.

    • I’ve been wearing a lot of silver and gold metallics

  • I love the classic french tip manicure, I think it’s awesome! It’s nice to see how the people these days would normally do it. Different styles and shades are always great!

  • I have yet to try Sally Hansen. Right now I’m hooked on the Essie Gel Couture formula.

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    I will have to give this a try. I dont often do my nails but would love to do something like this for a little change up!

  • Hannah Marie

    Having neat and beautiful nails are good. I always want my nails to be clean. I have to try this product, I love the colors 🙂

    • I think it work with lots of different nail colors.

  • mail4rosey

    I haven’t tried gel polish. I know I am so so so behind times. the look is pretty!

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    omyy. this is my kind of shade! this combination is so perfect! i like it.

  • Ave T

    What an amazing result! I wouldn’t have thought on adding an extra stripe of colour to my french manicure. Have to try it out asap!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    I wish I had the skill to paint my own nails! I love this French tip manicure colors. I am going to ask my favorite manicurist if she can do this on my nails. Love the colors!

  • Lisa Rios

    Those nails are gorgeous! It must take so much talent to paint your own nails. I need some of that Big Cuticle Oil ASAP, since mine are so dry.

  • Loving that combo!

  • This is a unique combo for sure.