30+ Romantic Red French Tip Nails You Should Try

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If you’re looking for a new twist on a classic manicure, then trying red French tip nails should be definitely on your radar!

Updating your classic white French tips to the fiery tones of red is not only a pretty choice for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary but adds a bit of interest even to an everyday manicure or a look for the office.

In this article, we have compiled over 30 of the best examples of this manicure for a variety of nail shapes and lengths, including coffin nails, acrylic nails or almond nails.

You may think that you need quite long nails to pull it off, but as you will see from our gallery, French tips can be achieved even on the shortest nails, although they might not look as elegant as on the longer nail shapes.

So if you’re prepared to give this a try, head down below to our image roundup, and also check the video tutorial we have shared below.

How to Do Red French Tip Nails

To transform your red French tip nails you need a few simple steps to follow.

  1. You need to start with freshly cleaned up and tidy nails, without any dust residue. Brush them off properly to make sure you have a clean and smooth surface to work with.
  2. Select your base color – to achieve the classic look, natural beige color tones work the best, but you can experiment also with milky white nail polish or natural shades of light pink.
  3. Once you’re done with your base color and let it dry properly, its time to create the design.
  4. To create the French tips, you would normally use stickers that would outline the area you need to cover in red. You need to be careful to place those on roughly the same spot on each nail, so the size of your red tips is the same on all your nails.
  5. Once you’ve got that measured up and the nail stickers in place, you can grab your red nail polish and get creating. The longer the nails are, the longer you can usually go with the French tips too.

Red French tip nails are one of the first nail designs most ladies experiment with, as they are easy to achieve at home and look like they’ve been done at the nail salon.

If you’re doing them the first time, give yourself plenty of time to practice to achieve the perfect look.

Video Tutorial: Red French Tips Nails

If you would like to try this nail design for red French tip nails at home check out this tutorial by Anosh Does Nails on Youtube.

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30+ Prettiest Red French Tip Nails

Below is our selection of the prettiest design ideas for red French tip nails – if you want to try a new twist on this manicure classic, we are sure you will find lots of designs you will love in this collection.

For more nail design inspiration, check our recommended articles below.

1. Pink and Red Tip Nails

Showcasing a bold twist on a classic style, these stunning red French tip nails offer a chic and vibrant touch to any look.

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2. Red French Nails Ideas with Gold Half Moon


3. Red French Tips on Short Nails

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4. Red French Tips on Log Coffin Nails

Celebrating a fresh and colorful take on traditional manicures, these eye-catching red French tip nails add a splash of edge and flair.

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5. Short Acrylic Nails Red Tips

This red tip manicure is both classy and cute:

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6. Natural Red Nails French Tip

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7. Heart Details on Red French Tips

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8. Almond Shaped Red Tipped Nails

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9. Super Short French with Red Tips

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10. Coffin Red Tips with Black Nail Art

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11. Elegant Red French Tips

This french tip with red is truly classy:

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12. Dark Red Glitter French Tips on Acrylic Nails

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13. Long Almond Nails with Red Tips

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14. Long Almond Nails with Red Tips

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16. Alternating Red and Gold Tips

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17. With Silver Star

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18. Simple Elegant Red Tips

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19. Nude Nails with Red Tip

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20. Elegant Long Acrylic French Red Tip Nails

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21. Super Short Red French Manicure Nails

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22. Classic French Tips in Red

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23. Black Middle Line French Tip Red Nails

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24. French Nails Red Tips with Gold Nail Art

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25. Statement French Manicure Red Tips

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26. White Fire French Manicure with Red Tips

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27. Classic Coffin French Red Nails

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28. Coffin Red French Tips with Gemstones

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29. Summer Red Tip French Manicure

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30. Extended Red Nail Tips on Coffin Nails

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31. Red French Manicure With Gems

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32. Long French Red Tips Nails

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Lindsey is a professional nail and make up artist, specializing in special occasion nails and make up. She is based in Utah, US and owns a small beauty salon with her business partner. She loves writing about the art and craft of nail artistry and is excited about discovering new nail trends.

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