Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This French Mani Hack


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We’d be lying if we said we didn’t spend hours trying to perfect the classic French tip back in the day. That’s why our heart skipped a beat when we stumbled upon this french mani application hack that allows you to create a crisp French tip in seconds. It’s also *just* in time for spring when colorful french tips are all we’re manifesting. Here’s everything you need to know…

The Viral TikTok Hack

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The hack: DIY nail qweens, listen up! If classic white tips take you hours to perfect, TikToker @farrahnailedit just served a crash course to simplify your application technique. She keeps it super minimal by first drawing an A and then filling in the rest of the nail to create the most symmetrical finish ever.

The hype: This technique’s gained 1.2M views so far; now that’s enough to populate an entire island. Anyone up for a nail summit in Mauritius? Whether you’ve got long or short nails, prefer bright hues to bare tones, or even choose an embellished finish, this is such an easy hack to try.

How to get the look: Start by applying a base coat to protect your nail beds and create a flawless canvas for a chic french mani.

Farrah then uses a thin nail art brush to “literally draw an upper-case A” by first drawing a horizontal line across the nail bed. If you don’t have a nail-art kit at your disposal, you can also use a thin, angled eyeliner brush like the Essence Precise Eyeliner Brush, $3, which allows for pro-like application while saving you some coin.

Next, she uses either side of the nail to draw two diagonal lines that cross each other to meet, creating an A-shaped guide for the perfect French tip. By curving the points where the diagonal lines meet the horizontal and then painting two coats of polish over the rest of the nail, she creates the trés chic lewk with zero polish on the sides and no stencils. Don’t forget to finish with a top coat to keep the look intact as you crush your daily goals.

What we liked: This hack is ideal for any of our nail art lovers as it definitely offers up a *relatively easy* solution to fiddly french manicures. Plus, it will help you spend less of your cash on constant nail appointments.

What we didn’t like: We’ll admit: we found it kinda tricky to draw the A-shape with our non-dominant hand but it does get easier with practice. If you have short nails, it’s also more difficult, so a little smudging may occur. However, don’t panic! Just grab a Q-tip dipped in acetone to clean up any edges.

Our Final Verdict

Honestly, we’ve been DIYing French manis ever since we saw this trick, and we’re *finally* nailing it. It makes it easier to achieve the classic style and saves your skin (and noses) from too much acetone. With that said, it does still require a steady hand, so we might not be ditching our monthly nail appointments yet – after all, they’re one of our fave self-care rituals.

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