Combine a classic colorway with a modern style and the end result is a classy red tip nail design
certain to drip with elegance in any setting with any outfit. Versatile enough to wear to the office or the bar and sophisticated enough to wear on a date. A slight tweak to the shade can make a big impact giving you a great opportunity to highlight your own style.
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literally thousands of nail designs to find our favorites and check out some very talented nail artists. These red tip designs can be done yourself but we also have some more complex ideas if you want to show your nail tech some inspiration.
We are starting this collection with some medium-sized square red Frenchies. The base is a natural pink, which goes well with the rather thick tips.
Here’s another take on the classy red tips. This remains to be simple and clean, and I think that the added gems on the accent nail further add to the classy aspect.
Here are some long tapered square nails with red tips that are topped with these large gorgeous Swarovski crystals. They’re paired with a very simple yet classy clear glitter nail.
Check out these unique French tips. They’re obviously painted on natural nails, which slope down slightly. What I do like about it, though, is the added line on top of the tips, which completely transforms the look.
These nails aren’t completely red, but I absolutely love them all the same. We’ve got these pretty white tips with red lining. They’re definitely a set I’d recommend for when you go golfing.
Almond nails always look so classy. I love how this red tip set was combined with a less formal design but is kept classy because it’s a fully monochrome look.
Here’s another almond look that’s similar to the one before. This one’s also a fully monochrome look designed with a bunch of flowers. I also like the gem toppers added.
Now, this is a nail set I’d recommend you wear if you’re attending a big event. I love the boldness of the red tips combined with some classy gem toppers.
Some people may disagree with me, but I think that the crocodile skin print is a very sophisticated design. I think that they’re classy and wearable to any event.
I know this may just seem like a simple red tip, but if we’re talking about plain designs, this has got to be my favorite red. The shade of red that was used really makes this look so sultry and wearable for all classy situations.
I like how classy this set is because it combines two very simple designs together. Having fully painted nails matched with Frenchies adds a bit of variation to the look.
Here are some more classy French tips, but this time, they have a matte finish. If you want a nail set that’s less intimidating, definitely opt for a matte topcoat.
Here’s a fully red nail set that’s made more wearable and less intimidating with the addition of the 3D flower toppers.
Try out these sparkly tips if normal French tips are too boring for you. Instead of a normal pink base, we’ve got some shiny silver glitter.
I am in love with these nails. We’ve got some long red French tips with the prettiest, most luxe-looking accent nails. I love the translucent red nails topped with red glitter and lined gold.
This nail set isn’t a full red set but merely uses it as an accent design. I love how it’s matched with more muted nail designs like the gorgeous red and gold heart topper.
If you prefer to have a bit more shine to your nail set, then this look might be for you. We’ve got these heart-shaped shiny red tips paired with a clear accent nail topped with multiple glitter hearts.
This nail set is a mix of fully painted nails, tips, and an abstract design. I find that mixing in abstract nail designs with the rest of your nails can really make your set seem a bit more artistic. Even classy red French tips can look playful with an accent nail like this.
If you’re looking to show a whole lot of love on your nail set, then this may be something you’d like to try out. The heart nails definitely make the entire nail a lot more decorative.
Here’s a pretty classy design that features a whole lot of added gems. I like how they also added a clear design-free nail to make the set less overwhelming.
Here’s a red nail set that covers even the edges of the tip. I like how the accent nail remains simple and only has one heart on it.
Check out these almond-shaped nails with this clear accent nail topped with shiny hearts. I like simpler accent nails with sets using bolder colors.
Here’s another CDG heart logo nail set. This time, the CDG heart is just added to one of the nails and doesn’t replace the entire tip.
This is a nail set similar to the one before. This time, we’ve only got normal red hearts instead of the CDG logo. This is definitely the look to go for if you prefer a simpler-looking set.
This is such a bold nail set, but I’d definitely say that it’s pretty classy too. It’s a fully monochromatic look, but it’s got a lot more texture and bling to it.
This set is somewhat similar to the one before, except that there’s a lot less going on. We’ve only got some extra long Frenchies paired with a large gorgeous crystal.
Here’s an almond set that’s slightly different from the rest. The tips on this set are longer and don’t follow the shape of the tips. I think that both types of tips look good regardless of what you choose to get.
Adding pearls to anything can automatically make a nail set look so classy. I love how there are some sparkles on the red tips. The pearls are definitely a nice touch.
The deep red glitters on this set are so beautiful. I like how the deep red nails add a lot more depth to this look.
I love how classy these nails look while incorporating a variety of heart designs on them. I think that the different heart patterns are a great addition as they don’t take away the classiness of the look.
Red and gold can instantly make a nail set look absolutely posh. This one is no exception!
Red and white are also a great color combination. They definitely contrast each other well, but they also serve as an excellent base for adding design.
It’s really the tiny details that fully transform a look. For example, look at these full classy tip nails paired with a pearl heart topper. So cute!
I am a sucker for micro French tips! I love how the micro tips complement the minimalist heart pattern.
Show a lot of love for this heart-filled nail set. I like how the uniform design looks. It makes the entire set look very clean.
This nail set is pretty much your typical red nail set but with a small added twist. It’s got these minimalistic dotted designs which add a bit of edginess to the look.
This nail set is pretty much your typical red nail set but with a small added twist. It’s got these minimalistic dotted designs which adds a bit of edginess to the look.
Here’s a full nail set which is a bit more dressed up than the others. I love how both the heart design and the deep glitter nails keep the set looking classy and sultry.
Here’s a gorgeous nail set with three different simple designs. I love the addition of the hybrid border design. It produces a chic and classy set.
If you love shiny nails, then this shiny tip set is something you’ll love. I like how subtle the shine is, but you can tell the difference.
If you want a nail set that’s got a bit more depth to it, then try this one out. We’ve got some micro tips with a micro black lining. You can also opt to remove the lip design if you prefer a cleaner look.
What can make red nails a whole lot classier? Gold. Here are some deep red nails with some thin gold lining on top.
If you want a classy nail set that you can use every day, you might want to try this set. The leaf patterns make it a lot less intimidating to wear.
Here’s a two-layer French tip. I like how they used both red and white because they contrast each other so nicely.
I find that adding these pretty gems on top of any French tip design can instantly make it seem a hundred times classier.
Here’s a red tip nail set that uses not just your ordinary hearts. We’ve got some CDG hearts on the accent nail, which makes this look seem more expensive.
I think that these red French tips are absolutely gorgeous. The pink bae isn’t too bright, which matches the deep red shade, and the sparkles on top are absolutely beautiful.
How to DIY Classy Red French Tips
There’s just so much you can do to get some classy red tip nails and these talented nail techs
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