As we round the corner into the month of February, many of us turn our attention to Valentine’s Day. While we still have two weeks until the 14th, the current juncture is arguably the best time of the year to pull out your pink and red nail polishes.
If you’re looking to kill some extra time at home and take your winter manicure up a notch, consider trying February’s breakout nail-art trend that’s equal parts festive as it is minimalist chic: the heart-tipped French.
Exactly as it sounds, the design starts as a French manicure, but instead of a traditional white stripe at the tip of the nail, you make a bowed heart shape. For all the visual inspiration you need, we’ve rounded up Instagram’s best takes on the design, ahead.
For a classic take on the trend, start with a baby-pink base and paint your heart tip with a cherry-red polish. You could also get this exact manicure with a set of Valentine’s Day-exclusive press-on gels by Colour Camp Salon in LA.
Celebrity manicurist Mei Kawajiri upgrades these long almond-shaped nails by adding different-coloured hearts in the same shade family, complete with yellow trim.
If you’re not feeling the rose tones, try a candied pastel assortment, like this design by nail artist Catherine Hong.
For the classic minimalist, this design by Paintbucket keeps a glossy neutral base with a simple red tip.
These matte black hearts out of London-based nail salon Had Nails are edgy, not cutesy.
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These ring-finger heart tips by nail artist Nicole Fernando get their inspiration from Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons.