Micro French Nails 2023: The Hottest Manicure Trend of the Summer!

by Stephanie Yankova

Give your favorite French manicure a makeover with this season’s latest minimalist trend – the micro French nails! Subtle, chic with a touch of color – they’re the perfect accessory that’s going to bring refinement to your appearance. Which one of these stunning nail art designs are you going to try this summer? 

What Are Micro French Nails?

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The micro French nails are, what I like to call them, a whisper of a French tip. It’s a more delicate iteration of the classic manicure trend. Instead of having a thick white strip across the tip of the nail, this manicure is done by drawing a really thin line right on the edge of the nail. Usually, this type of French nail art is done in vibrant colors that give it a more elevated and playful appearance.

The Trendiest Micro French Nails 2023

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This summer’s nail trends are allowing us to be brighter and bolder than ever! Vibrant colors, neons, and playful abstract designs are just some of this season’s motifs. While French nails will absolutely never go out of style, in 2023 we’re giving the good old classic a new spin! These abstract micro French nails are right on the money for the summer season! Orange and lavender are two of the trendiest nail polish colors for the upcoming months and this combination is not to be slept on!

Lavender Ombre and Glitter Micro French Tips

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The ombre effect is one of the most popular nail art techniques that remains to this day an absolute summer staple! Thanks to the endless color combinations it leaves a lot of room for experimentation. If you’re looking for an elegant manicure that has a subtle pop of color, this one checks all the boxes. The pairing of lavender and pastel pink is a match made in Heaven! For a more elevated appearance, finish off by adding gold metallic micro French tips!

Read also: French Ombre Nails: 20 Ideas That Combine 2 of The Classiest Manicure Techniques!

Pink and Orange Micro French Nails

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You don’t need intricate nail art to make a statement! Just the right color combination! Neon pink and orange are two shades you can absolutely never go wrong with. In this minimalist micro French tip design with subtle dots, you get just enough pop of color without drawing all the attention to yourself under the flashing lights in the club!

Tortoiseshell with Reverse French Tips

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The tortoiseshell continues to reign on its throne, so if you haven’t had a chance to give this nail art trend a try – it’s not too late! I’m personally a huge fan of combining earth tones with bold vibrant shades. This manicure is a great example of how brilliantly they can work together when executed with style! Btw, did you know that you can get reverse French tips? I find them to be oddly playful and alluring, especially in this shade of red!

Neon Yellow and Silver Glitter Micro French Manicure

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When it comes to manicures there’s nothing I enjoy seeing more than neon colors on dark skin! Make a statement this summer with this yellow reverse ombre manicure with a subtle silver metallic micro French tip! It’s s true standout design that’s going to make the perfect accessory to every single one of your outfits!

Read also: Manicure Trend 2023: Metallic Ombre Nails are the prettiest nail trend you can wear this year

Retro Colors with Gold Micro French Tip Frame

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Let’s throw it all the way back to the 70s with this subtle disco-inspired manicure in a retro color scheme! A great way to elevate your mono-color manicure is to add a thin frame in a contrasting color. That way you’re really going to accentuate the base nail polish! In this case, we have a thin gold glitter frame that gives you the feel of a French tip but with a more modern and abstract twist!

Micro French Nails 2023 with Chrome Tips

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We simply can’t talk about French manicures without mentioning the most groundbreaking trend of the year – chrome nails! While I personally enjoy a set of fully chromed-up nails to make me feel like a badass, I can also appreciate its more subtle iterations. This particular shade of rose chrome feels just on brand for the current pink craze going on courtesy of the Barbie movie! Would you give this edgy version of the classic French tip a try?

More Micro French Nail Designs to Try in Summer 2023

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White Micro French Tips with Colorful Abstract Decorations

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Bright Green Micro French Tips on Short Oval Nails

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Black and White Split Micro Tips

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Elegant Green Glitter Micro French Manicure

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“Old Money” Metallic Gold Minimalist French Tips

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Bicolor V-Shape Micro French Tips

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Long Ballerina Shape Nails with Pastel Rainbow Angled Micro French Tips

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Minimalist peachy Orange Reverse Micro French Manicure

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Short Square Milky White Nails with Violet Micro French Tips 

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Metallic Silver Nails with Subtle Gold French Tips 

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Sheer Shimmer Base with Red Micro Tips

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Sage Green Micro Tips with a Smiley Face Decoration

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Short Oval Nails with Minimalist Tortoiseshell Tips

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Subtle Ombre Short Squoval Nails with Micro Glitter French Tips

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