Here’s Your Guide On How To Perfect The Art Of Doing French Manicure At Home!


We believe that the French manicure will be by far the most elegant and beautiful of all the nail art designs available. While we're always on the lookout for fresh nail art, colours, and textures to take over our Instagram feeds, this straightforward design is a timeless style that works for every occasion, from a business lunch to a semi-formal dinner. It's also one of the most popular nail looks for brides. Therefore, before scheduling a session with your manicurist, look for this step-by-step guide on how to master this nail art design. Hence, we say that happy nails emit joy and fulfilment.


How To Do French Manicure At Home


how to do french manicure at home


The epitome of elegance is a French manicure. The traditional French manicure consists of a top base, brilliant white tips, and a pale pink base. Here's what you need to do if this is your first time getting it.


Prep Your Nails


prepare your nails

It's important to have a well-prepared nail in addition to the white painted outline for a classic French manicure to seem tidy. Wash your hands and use an acetone-free polish remover to remove any old nail polish. If necessary, trim the edges with the end of an orange wood stick that has been dipped in nail paint remover and coated in cotton.


Then, simply fill a dish with warm water and soak your hands there for a few minutes. This prolongs the wear of your manicure and helps get rid of all the oils and dry skin.


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Shape Your Nails

shape your nails

While any type of nail plate and any shape or length can be used for a French manicure, the centre almond or short square shape looks perfect for French nail tips. Simply keep in mind that they don't have broken edges to ensure that your line is symmetrical.

Buff It Up

One manicure trick is that lightly buffing the nails makes the lacquer last longer. The secret to effective buffing is to focus on the area near the cuticle while lightly buffing with a high grit buffer. It's a common fallacy that buffing eliminates layers of the nails, but only when done poorly (with low grit) and excessively (over buffing).

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You Cuticles & Hands Need That Hydration

cuticles & hand hydration

Prior to pressing your cuticles back, be sure to soak them in oil. Apply hand cream after using a body scrub to scrub your hands. Before applying the base coat, remove any hand cream from the nails by dehydrating the nail plate with nail polish remover or alcohol.

Ace The Base

ace the base for manicure

The base coat should be applied first, and should be given some time to dry. Apply your preferred base colour of nail polish when it has dried. The pink base is my personal preference. Before selecting the base colour, you might also want to consider taking your skin tone into account. Let the base colour completely dry after applying it.

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Paint The Tip!

paint the tip of nails

You can choose a straight or curved white strip depending on the shape of your nails, however letting the polish curve with your natural nail will make your nails look longer. To curve the line, you can either use a small brush or use your nail as a guide.

Paint the tips of your nails with white polish. Apply a second coat if necessary. Between coats, allow it to dry.

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Seal & Set

apply thin coat to seat it

You'll need to make sure that this art lasts as long as possible after removing any stray polish with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover. Finish your at-home French manicure by applying a thin coat of a shiny topcoat to seal and set it. 

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Q. What is the most flattering shape to use for the French manicure?

Given that they make your fingers appear longer and slimmer, almond-shaped nails are said to be the most flattering for the French manicure.

Q. How long should nails be for a French manicure?

The thickness of the white tip is up to you. For a French manicure, you simply need slightly grown nails if you don't mind having a thin white region.

Q. What is the difference between a French manicure and an American manicure?

An American manicure seems to have a beige base with a creamy or light white tip, whereas a French manicure has a pink base with a white tip.

Q. How can you make a French manicure last longer?

To maintain your French manicured nails glossy and to stop them from chipping, use a clear, thin top coat every other day.

Q. How much does a French manicure cost?

In India, the cost of a French manicure differs in every state and city. However, if you want a pocket-friendly French manicure option, you can try doing it at home.

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There you have it! Our 7-step guide for salon-like talons in the comforts of your home!



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