Katy Perry Nails This New French Manicure Trend

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katy perry nailsI have to say it: I hate a French manicure. I don't know, something about them is just so boughetto, especially the ones you get glued on at the nail salon. They're kinda slutty but kinda fancy yet sort of serious ... I can't wrap my brain around a style that's appropriate for a New Jersey junior prom yet also wearable in a business boardroom. Like, what is that about.

But there's a new French manicure style that's making the rounds that I kind of like. Katy Perry rocked it recently and it looked really cool. It plays more toward the trashy side, which I appreciate, and it's more than a little fun. But then again, blue polish with rhinestones can never not be fun, you know?

Katy's been a style question mark for her whole career -- one minute she's got blue hair, the next she's got pink, then she's wearing a cupcake dress, then a Smurfette one ... she's hard to keep up with. And in a good way. I like that she changes things up on the regs and has fun with fashion. These nails are totally in her wheel house, and I'm bout 'em bout 'em.

I loved the half-moon mani that was hot there for a quick second, so it makes sense that this riff on the French manicure caught my eye. Anything that's a play on tradition is always fun to experiment with. The color possibilities are endless -- I love Katy's blue, but it would also look awesome with hot pink, specifically Essie's Pink Parka. Sweet, right?

I'm excited to give this style a whirl -- are you?


Photo via Jeff Botarri/Getty

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butte... butterflymkm

This is not new. I did this years ago in highschool (in a tiny Midwest town!) black tips, black nail with purple tips, pink tips, all kinds of combos.

cocob... cocobeannns

Of course when the celebs do something, it's all of a sudden a ”hot new trend”. Blah. Girls around here have been doing this for years. I'm from the midwest too. I see it al the time.

SashN... SashNicole

I'm glad I'm not the only one who knows that this style has been around for years.

LissD LissD

Huh? Wasn't this like 7 years ago? I used to get it done this way every time!

nv2507 nv2507

I remember reading about this "trend" in Seventeen. 10 years ago. They called it the American Manicure.  Not new. 

nonmember avatar PROUD MOMMY

I swear these bloggers either live under a rock or revolve their lives around celebrities... ive been doing this for the past 13yrs... nothing these stars do are HOT... NEW... OR TRENDY...

fraoch fraoch

I'm old as dirt and have been wearing my nails like this since I was 13...it's very much not new at all. Like, not even remotely new.

nonmember avatar Scott Davis

So what is so trashy about a french manicure?
My wife has a natural french manicure, she does nothing to her nails. Which in your opinion, doing nothing to your nails is trashy?

hotic... hoticedcoffee

New?  Nope.  Still ugly?  yes.

omgitsjo omgitsjo

No Scott, I think she means getting white acryllic tips, or having white tips painted on your nails.

but anyway yes, I grew up in california and we were doing this in middle school, which was 10 years ago for me.

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