A French manicure is a classic and sophisticated nail look that can be achieved in just a few simple steps. Here’s how to do a French manicure at home:
Step 1: Prep your nails
Remove any old nail polish and file your nails into your desired shape. Apply a base coat to protect your nails and create a smooth surface for your polish.
Step 2: Apply the base color
For a traditional French manicure, apply a sheer pink or beige polish to your entire nail. Let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Step 3: Add the white tips
Using a white nail polish or a French manicure pen, draw a straight line across the tips of your nails. If you’re using polish, dip the brush into the bottle and wipe off any excess on the side of the bottle before painting the tips.
Step 4: Create a natural curve
To create a natural curve at the tip of your nail, use a brush or a toothpick to lightly blend the white polish into the base color. This will create a subtle gradient effect that looks more natural than a harsh white line.
Step 5: Apply a top coat
To seal in your French manicure and add shine, apply a top coat over your entire nail. This will also help your manicure last longer and prevent chipping.
And that’s it! With these five easy steps, you can achieve a classic and elegant French manicure at home.