French Red Tip Nails

French red tip nails are a classic look that anyone can wear regardless of age and skin tone. This guide will show you how to create the perfect French red tips every time! We’ll also share our favorite design ideas and professional secrets so that you can achieve a salon-quality look at home.

Best nail shapes for French red tip nails

A few different nail shapes work well for French tips. The most popular are oval, square, and almond. If you’re unsure which form to choose, we recommend going for an oval or square shape as they are the most versatile. If you are looking for color alternatives, you may also like black french tip nails or traditional white long tip nails.



Red dragon French tip press-on [Extra Long]

Colors: red, nude, glossy finish

170+ Ratings



Press-on acrylic coffin nails with red french tip design

Colors: red, nude pink

50+ Ratings



Red French tip press-on nails with rhinestones

Colors: red, nude beige

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Press-on acrylic coffin nails with red french tips

[Short length] 

Colors: red, nude

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Press-on red French tip coffin nails

[Medium length]

Colors: red, nude pink

500+ Ratings

How to create perfect french tips: secrets and advice

Creating excellent French tips is not as difficult as it may seem. You can achieve salon-quality nails at home with a bit of practice and the right tools. Here are a few professional secrets to help you get started:

  • Always start with clean, dry nails. This will help the polish adhere better and last longer.
  • Use a base coat before applying your color. This will protect your nails from staining and help the color go on evenly.
  • When painting your tips, use steady, even strokes, and be sure to cap the ends of your nails. This will prevent chipping and ensure that your tips are nice and sharp.
  • Allow each coat of polish to dry completely before adding another. This will give you the best results.
  • Finish with a top coat to seal your color and add extra shine.


With these tips in mind, you’re ready to create perfect French red tips at home! Just remember to take your time and be patient while you’re learning. You’ll be a pro in no time.

Step-by-step instruction

  • Once your nails are prepped, it’s time to apply the base coat. We recommend using clear or nude polish so that the color of the tips will pop. Allow the base coat to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  • It’s time to paint the tips! Use a steady hand to paint a thin line of polish along the edge of your nails. Once the tips are dry, apply a second coat. Finally, seal everything with a top coat, and you’re done!

French red tip nails are the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication to your look. With this ultimate guide, you’ll be able to create them at home easily! Be sure to experiment with different designs and have fun with them!

Additional elements for step-by-step French tip nails

You can add extra elements, such as rhinestones, to your French tips for a more glam look. Adding stamping elements, nail art, or even decals are fun ways to personalize your nails. Be creative and have fun with it!

With these easy tips, you’ll be able to create perfect French red tips at home in no time! Experiment with different designs and enjoy showing off your fabulous nails!

Meet our Expert

Elaine AndrewsElaine Andrews is a professional nail technician with 12+ years of experience. She works both with gel and acrylic nails and creates artistic nail designs for her customers. She has been training nail technicians for over 6 years and is an author of her own patented nail courses. Feel free to use the comment field below to ask Elaine something you wanted to know about nails and manicures!