The French Tip Manicure is a timeless and simple design that will never go out of style. Known for its clean look and simple appearance, this manicure is perfect for any occasion. Even better, the simplicity of the design makes it easy for you to recreate this look at home. By following these 5 simple steps with just a few items, you will be on your way to creating the perfect manicure without stepping foot into a nail salon.
To recreate the French Tip Manicure you will need nail clippers, a nail file, a white polish, clear tape, and a clear base/top coat polish. Gather your supplies, wash your hands, and follow the steps below.
Step one: Trim and file your nails
Use the nail clippers to trim each nail to the same length. Leave as much length to the nail tip as possible, as you will need it to create the french tip. Once all nails are trimmed to the same length, use a nail file to shape the nails. Most french tip manicures have square-shaped nails, but you can shape your nails into a round shape for a more natural look.
Step two: Apply the base coat
Apply a clear base coat to each nail. The base coat is an important layer in any manicure, as it adds a solid foundation for nail color and protects your nail from staining. In this case, the base coat is used to create the manicured look to your natural nail. After applying the base coat, make sure to let the nails dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Step three: Create a straight edge for french tip
Use clear tape and create a straight edge on each nail, starting at the natural tip of the nail. Creating a straight edge will help you create the perfect nail tip for your french manicure. If you have a steady hand, you can also use white striping polish or a thinner nail polish brush to create the edge. For a more natural look, curve the edges upward to match the natural nail tip line.
Step four: Apply white polish to create the french tip
Once you have created the straight edges, use that point as a guide for your white nail polish. Apply the white polish, starting at the edge and paint downward towards the tip of the nail. Using slow and even strokes in a downward motion, paint each nail tip. Let each nail dry completely and add another coat of the white polish to the nail tip.
Step five: Add a top coat to your french tip manicure and dry
After you have added the second coat of white polish to the nail tips, let that layer dry completely. Once dried, gently pull the tape from each nail. Apply a clear top coat over each nail and let dry completely. For a quick dry option, use a quick-dry spray or run your nails under cold water.
This timeless, simple manicure gives a glamoured look to your natural nail. Easy enough to recreate the look at home, you can skip the nail salon and save money. Enjoy this classic look for any event or an elegant everyday style.