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French Manicure

  French manicures, an idea originated in Paris[citation needed], are characterized by a natural pink base nail with white tips. It resembles a natural nail. The tips of the nail are painted white while the rest of the nail is polished in a pink or a suitable nude shade.



French manicures may have originated in the 18th Century and were popular in the 1920s and 1930s. The style is chosen because it is very simple and give nails a natural and clean look.


French manicures are often more expensive than other types of manicures, and the design is either airbrushed on the nail using a stencil or painted on with nail polish, with a carefully painted line of white, or a thicker, imprecise line that is later cleaned up with nail polish remover. Do it yourself french manicures can also be done at home by using stencils to apply nail polish.


An American manicure is a French manicure with beige tips rather than pure white, and clear pink polish over the nail. They also use acrylic nails which are very long nails applied with nail glue.

See also

  • Manicure

French manicures are usually used with acrylic nails which are long.

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