"I don't have makeup on all the time, but when I want, I have fun with my friends choosing clothes and putting nail polish on."
― Emma Watson
Beauty definitely is big business, which is something that goes without saying. The recent years have seen this business booming, and beauty salons have taken steps to ensure that their services offer the latest and the best when it comes to the different beauty treatments available.
As far manicures were concerned, the past few years had quite a few limitations. However, today, they have gone a step beyond the regular filing and luscious coating of the nails with nail polish. The French kind of manicure is one of the most popular types among those who follow the latest trends in the nail fashion world.
What is a French Manicure?
This is like a regular manicure, with a significant difference in the end process. Here, the entire nail is painted with a base color and only the tips are colored with white polish. The nails are given a different shape that looks squarish rather than the conventional round shape. The entire coat is then covered with varnish.
There is a segment of fashion conscious people who prefer to go beyond the traditional methods, which is why simple manicures with a coat of polish no longer make a fashion statement. Today, the creativity implemented in nail art has attained new heights and French manicures combined with nail art designs are very much in vogue. French manicures provide a good base for nail art, and hence are highly suitable for the same.
Nail Art Designs with French Manicure
French nail art has many innovations and techniques wherein the artist actually considers the nails as a canvas. These patterns can be designed to look very stunning, and can be the object of envy for others. So, let us see how to achieve attractive nails to complement your outfits.
✦ Choose from a glittery to a bejeweled look or even a textured style. Jewels have gone beyond adorning the basic earrings or bracelets and necklaces. Today, nail art includes the use of jewels on your nails for a sparkling yet classy look, especially at formal events. Most salons experiment with small silver ringlets or similar jewelry, and all it requires is drilling a hole in the nail.
✦ Try to experiment with different coloring techniques and paints to match every occasion or theme. Some popular themes are jungle and animal themes.
✦ These designs can also be created with the use of acrylics (liquid and powder) or fiberglass and UV gels. Most enhancement products include a white tip option to achieve a French-manicured look. There are ways where you can create permanent French manicure patterns with the help of dried flowers, glitters, acrylic shapes, bullion beads, etc. The process for embedding is very simple and being popular; you can easily locate a professional to get your job done to perfection. Experiment with rhinestones, flicks, dots, and glitters.
✦ Some of the stones can also be used as stick-ons. There are plenty of ready-made options available in the market that provide you with detailed designs, where all you need to do is simply peel it and stick it on.
✦ There are also various airbrush techniques and color-blending options available. Another look that is fast gaining popularity is the reverse French tip. Here the white is used over the entire nail and the pink color in used on the tip. Some perfect combinations are bright pink and bright yellow. Or you could even opt for metallic purple and silver. Another creative idea is the use of colored glitter on the tip.
Always ensure you follow all the instructions your salon offers regarding nail care. This is primarily important when you experiment with nail art design and need to keep it maintained for a long period of time.