The classic french manicure is always being reinvented using different colors and textures. The newest rendition on the trend is the sideways french manicure with a thin stripe of a different color on the left side of your nail. This is easily done by leaving space on the left side of your nail bare and painting it after you are done painting the other color. Another way to do this is by painting the nail completely and painting over the left side with a thin stripe of a darker color. You can use tape to get the stripe to have a straight edge.