Welcome to #ManiMonday, a video series in which we show you how to create original nail art designs from a new pro every month.

By Sheryl George
Jun 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am

Think of gray as the LBD of nail color;  it goes with anything, always looks chic and signifies minimalist cool. This dotted french manicure takes a cue from the popular salon style but reinvents the look in a more modern, whimsical way. "Gray is a great alternative to the super brights and neons that people tend to wear in the summer," says pro Deborah Lippmann who created the look.

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This simple DIY is easy enough for a nail art newbie. Check out the step-by-step in this video. Happy #ManiMonday!