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45 of the Chicest Black French Tip Nails for Your Next Mani

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Long live the French tip nail!

A timeless classic that will never go out of style (yep, I will die on that hill), the possibilities for nail art, finishes, lengths and shapes are *literally* endless with a set of Frenchies.

This classic style, characterised by a pale base with a contrasting white tip, has undergone a pretty transformative evolution in recent times. But – forget goth and emo aesthetic, black Frenchies can be glam and fun (although, we do love Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Adam vibes).

From subtle intricate nail art to striking statements, these designs embody the perfect combo of classic charm and avant-garde appeal. Recently seen on the likes of Bella Hadid, Kim K, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez – get ready for endless inspo for your next mani appointment.


45 Black French tip nail design ideas

1. Black and white French tip nails

A growing take on the trend, these black Frenchies with white half moons at the cuticle are *perfect*.

black and white french tip nails

Image – @paintboxnails/instagram


2. Black and gold French tip nails

The perfect combo.

black and gold french tips

Image – @suzannenicollenails/instagram


3. Black and red French tip nails

There are tonnes of colour variations for a French mani, but black and red is up there with the best.

black and red french manicure

Image – @paintboxnails/instagram


4. Black and nude French tip nails

If it’s good enough for Kourtney K at the Oscars, it’s good enough for us.

black and nude french tip nails

Image – @kimkimnails/instagram


5. Black French tips with sheer base

A delicate twist.

black french tips with sheer base

Image – @pinkbunnynailz/instagram


6. Black French tip nails with rhinestones

Add a touch of glam with gems, rhinestones or pearls.

black french tip nails with rhinestones

Image – @lolo.nailedit/instagram


7. Black and silver French tip nails

Teeny silver accents make a huge statement.

black and silver french tip

Image – @klawsbysonia/instagram


8. Black French tip nails with glitter

Everyone’s favourite nail artist, Betina Goldstein, has really nailed this look.

black and glitter french tips

Image – @betinagoldstein/instagram


9. Black French tip nails with glitter 2.0

Add some glitter to black French tips for extra glam.

glitter black french tip nails

Image – @_thegellab/instagram


10. Black French tip milky nails

These milky black Frenchies with the tiniest tip are perfect for minimalist guys and gals.

milky black frnch tip nails

Imge – @harrietwestmoreland/instagram


11. Black French tip press on nails

These black French tip press-on nails from BTArtbox are ideal for when you’re in a hurry.

black french tip press on

Image – BTArtbox


12. Black French tip nails with nail design

A girly twist with some pretty flower nail art.

black french tips with nail art

Image – @kuypernailart/instagram


13. Black French tips with stars

In the words of Ellie Goulding, “Everybody’s starry-eyed” – and we definitely are for this mani!

black french tips with stars

Image – @vanityproject/instagram


14. Feline black French tips

Cutest. Nails. Ever.

feline french tip nails black

Image – @sansungnails/instagram


15. Pink and black French tip nails

I’m *slightly* obsessed with this light pink and black cow print French mani.

pink and black french tip nails

Image – @pinkbunnynailz/instagram


16. Matte black French tip nails

Mix gloss with matte for a modern twist.

matte black french tips

Image – @nailinspolife/instagram


17. Black and purple French tip nails

We are BIG fans of purple nails, and these Frenchies are no exception.

black and purple french tip nails

Image – @sylwia.ka/instagram


18. Black chrome French tip nails

Chrome has been everywhere in 2023, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

black chrome french tip nails

Image – lolo.nailedit/instagram


19. Black and orange French tip nails

Go for orange and black checkerboard for a cool look, and add some nail art like these spider ones for the perfect Halloween mani!

black and orange french tips nails

Image – @nailsbyheather.errington/Instagram


20. Black and blue French tip nails

We love these wavy Frenchies with blue, black, orange and pink, or stick to just black and pink for a more simple look.

black and blue french tips

Image – @paintboxnails/instagram


21. Black and green French tip nails

This snakeskin set is one of my faves *screenshots for my next manicure appointment*.

black and green french tips

Image – @jbnail__/instagram


22. Black swirl French tip nails

These are a super groovy set.

black swirls french tip nails

Image – @nailswithaby/instagram


23. Black heart French tip nails

Fancy a change from the classic Frenchie shape? This heart-shaped set is the *perfect* take on the trend.

black heart french tip nails

image – @ohmynails.kc/instagram


24. Double line French tips

Two is always better than one, right?!

double line french tips

Image – @jorjahuntmua/instagram


25. Arrow shape French tip nails

A fresh take on the classic.

arrow french tip nails

Image – @sarasaetherbeauty/instagram


26. Flame black French tip nails

“Hotter than hell”.

black flame french tips

Imge – @imarninails/instagram


27. Tuxedo black French tip nails

A super smart take on the Frenchie trend.

tuxedo french tip nails black

Image – @paintboxnails/instagram


28. Black almond French tip nails

You can’t go wrong with a classic almond nail.

almond black french tips

Image – @nailzbyliz_/instagram


29. Square black French tip nails

Square nails are a bit of a classic for French tips, and I’m obsessed with the addition of eyes on this mani!

square black french tip nails

Image – @thehandedit/instagram


30. Black coffin French tip nails

Go big and bold with black coffin nails.

black coffin french tip nails

Image – @chaunlegend/instagram


31. Black stiletto French tip nails

A classic coffin-shaped nail looks ultra classy with a French tip.

black stiletto nails french tip

Image – @areyessnailss_/instagram


32. Black round French tip nails

Round Frenchies are a classic, and we love the added gems on this set.

round black french tip nails

Image – @basecoatstories/instagram


33. Long black French tip nails

The perfect length to add some 3D nail art!

long black french tips

Image – @clawedbycami/instagram


34. Medium black French tip nails

Sleek Medium black French tip nails with an added stitch.

medium black french tip nails

Image – @amylenails/instagram


35. Short black French tip nails

Go celestial with these short nails with added moons.

short lack french tip nails

Image – @imarninails/instagram


36. Acrylic black French tip nails

Stronger than steel (almost), acrylics are great for those who love a mani that lasts.

acrylic black french tip nails

Image – @jessieminter_nailsandtraining/instagram


37. Gel black French tip nails

A durable and glossy solution for long-lasting nails.

gel black french nails

Image – @blackbox_nailcraft/instagram


38. Natural black French tip nails

This minimal mani is great for those who prefer to keep it au natural.

natural black french tip nails

Image – @laurenmhaynails/instagram


39. Spring black French tip nails

Flowers for spring are *always* a winner.

spring black french tip nails

image – @vanityprojects/instagram


40. Valentine’s black French tip nails

Valentine’s nails don’t have to be pink and red!

valentine french tip nails black

Image – @@amberjhnails/instagram


41. Summer black French tip nails

Not keen on bright and colourful? We’ve got you with this monochrome summer set.

summer black french tip nails

Image – @vivianmariewong/instagram

42. Fall black French tip nails

“Must be the season of the witch” – we can totally imagine Lana Del Rey rocking these spooky nails in prep for Halloween!

fall black french tip nails

Image – @lumi.nailstudio/instagram


43. Halloween French tip nails

These nails are seriously spooktacular.

black french tip halloween nails

Image – @heygreatnails/instagram


44. Winter French tip nails

You can’t beat snowflakes in winter, IMO!

winter black french tips kikiblueeyes

Image – @kikiblueeyes/instagram


45. Christmas French tip nails

These little drummer-boy nails are THE cutest!

christmas black french tip nails

Image – klawsbysonia/instagram


The takeaway

Well, we think it’s *pretty* clear that black isn’t boring when it comes to nails.

Whether you love intricate designs, coffin nails, short and sweet manicures or super-long acrylics – there’s definitely a set for you in this carefully curated list!

Tried one of these ideas? Let us know which one is your *fave* in the comments below or on our Instagram @live.thatglow!


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Senior Beauty Editor

Laura Kemp started her journalism career as a news reporter for one of the largest newspaper groups in Europe before moving into features and editorial writing. Combining her love of hard-hitting journalism with her passion for beauty, she’s now Beauty Editor at Live That Glow. When she’s not writing, researching, or interviewing her favourite experts, you’ll find Laura practicing her downward dog or drifting on her paddleboard.

Expertise: Hair care, nails
Education: University of Salford

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