red french tip nails are the party manicure made to turn heads

Have you heard of the ongoing debate over TikTok’s ‘red nail theory’? Some users claim that the psychological power of red nails is so great that just wearing the color can make you more attractive to potential partners. While the exact science behind the theory is a bit…questionable, anyone who’s tried a red manicure knows firsthand that there’s something about the hue that just looks special. Red French tip nails, in particular, capture the sultry mermaid effect while incorporating the on-trend sophistication of a French manicure. With the holidays – and the festive season – fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to try out the look and personally put the theory to the test.

Of course, red French tip nails aren’t the only fashionable manicure of the moment. Come mid-October, Halloween nails – both overdone and subtle – are everywhere and the possibilities are virtually endless. The other nail style star of the month undoubtedly belongs to texture. Gloss, matte, gel and velvet finishes are all easy and definitely on-trend ways to shake up classic colors. Go for an all-over jelly effect like Megan Fox, or go for the unexpected in matte tips. Either way, even the simplest shades will look so fresh. Ahead, the TZR team shares their picks for the best manicures of the week.

Red french tip nails

“To me, red French tips look like the ultimate fall and winter manicure. The color can range from deep oxblood to scarlet and the tips break up the color for a more sleek and modern look. — Amanda Ross, Beauty Editor

ghost nails

“I’m a sucker for novelty, though, and love how these little ghost nails are minimalist and black and white without sacrificing fun or the cute factor.” — AR

jade jelly nails

“I haven’t tried the jelly nail trend yet, but this airbrushed jade rendition might be the look that finally wins me over. I love that light can shine through the tips of the nails, slightly altering appearance depending on the type of lighting you are in. — Maggie Haddad, Senior Social Media Strategist, TZR

Ice Blue Vignette Nails

“Nothing prepared me for all that I would do to like this glossy manicure. The black vignette around each nail makes the bright blue really pop. I love that it doesn’t focus on a typical fall nail polish shade, but it still gives off a moody autumnal energy. — MH

matte french manicure

“This matte brown manicure with shiny French tips is incredibly cool and chic. I would be perfectly happy to wear these nails all fall. — Catherine Santino, Beauty Editor, TZR

Spooky swirls

“Swirls are one of the funniest trends in nail design and it doesn’t seem to be going anytime soon. I love this color combination for the spooky season, especially the deep shimmery blue. — CS

Half-moon tortoiseshell

“This very shiny mani, designed in tortoiseshell, is exactly what I’m looking for right now. I plan to mix and clash with other prints and patterns on my clothes, moving away from the minimalist style I have adopted by default in recent years. Kathy Lee, Editor-in-Chief

90s Jelly

“The purple jelly spikes here remind me of the jelly sandals I wore in elementary school. It’s the perfect amount of nostalgia and energy to usher you into the fall season. — Natasha Marsh, Beauty Editor, TZR

Nude-y Neutral

“There’s something so beautiful about 50 shades of brown color rolled into one. Plus, you can play with as many designs, nail art, and negative space variations as you want. — NM

So much shine

“This glittery, encrusted mani speaks to my maximalist heart. It’s also a great way to break up the nudes, moody reds, and chocolate browns I’ve had in rotation for the past month. A silver, sparkling manicure can be very shiny, but it’s also quite versatile – win, win!” — Angela Melero, editor-in-chief

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