A french manicure is a full service manicure that looks like a more polished and modern version of a fingernail’s natural coloring, with a pink or beige base and a lighter natural shade at the tips. Because of its polished yet natural look, french manicures are a popular choice among modern women.
Classic and Timeless
The French manicure is so popular that it is known by many names. Some manicurists call it french tips, pink and white, french nails, and other names. This timeless and classic manicure has been popular as long as manicures have existed and are a consistently stylish choice. While other types of manicure come in and out of style, the french manicure is classy and stylish in every setting and age.
Polish Without Limitations
The reason the french manicure transcends time and trend is simple: it is versatile and natural, capable of working with any style or setting. The french manicure looks as good with yoga pants as it does with an evening gown. This classic manicure suits all clothing and adds a subtle but distinctive, polished touch to any look.
Our French Manicure Process
A french manicure is a full service manicure, meaning that it is more than a fresh coat of nail polish. our aestheticians begin with preparing your cuticles by soaking them. We then can trim the cuticles, which is an easy and fast process when they have been soaked properly.
Precision trimming is the next step of french manicure process. Trimming cuticles and skin around the edges of the fingernail remove imperfections, old skin, and hangnails. The result is a flawless nail that feels and appears perfectly soft and beautiful.
Shaping for Perfection
Once the manicurist is finished trimming cuticles, he or she will trim nails so they are all symmetrical and the same length. The nails are then shaped using filing or buffing. The result is a beautifully rounded and shaped nail.
Buff Away Imperfections
Many people have ridges, thickened areas, and other imperfections that distract from a simple manicure such as a french manicure. An aesthetician thus will buff the surface after shaping the nail, leaving a smooth and beautiful surface.
To prevent cuticles from growing back quickly, a gentle cuticle remover is then applied and allowed to soak in. The arms and hands are then massaged with lotion to relax them so the manicure will be flawless. The hands are then cleaned thoroughly and the nails given an additional buffing to produce a smooth and flawless surface for the polish.
Choosing Your Look
Once our clients have perfectly smooth and perfect nails, it is time for the final step: choosing your look. There are many variations of the french manicure, all of which are available from our aestheticians. Whether you want a simple, classic french manicure or a trendy take on the classic, your aesthetician is trained to help you make this decision and create the look you desire.
French manicures usually are pink or beige with white tips. The pink or beige base coat is applied first in a color that matches or complements the natural skin tone. The white tips are done next. This creates a beautiful contrast that is both sophisticated and polished.
One of the more important choices in a french manicure is how much white to use. The right amount will depend on the shape of the nails and hands as well as the length of the fingers and tips. Some people feel that too much white makes their fingers look stubby and fat. Your aesthetician will help you find the right balance.
Another important choice in a french manicure is the shape of the nail tips. No one shape defines a french manicure, so clients are free to choose round, oval, square, or any shape that pleases them.
Qualities a Good Manicurist Should Have
There are a few qualities that make our manicurists and aestheticians better than the rest:
- They pay attention to every detail in the process
- They are delicate and skilled with a variety of nail needs and types
- Our Bellezza spa manicurists shape nails and cuticles WITHOUT cutting
- They can be friendly, personable, and make conversation OR leave you alone in peace and quiet if you prefer
Our team is comprised of talented nail artists who possess all of these qualities.
You Deserve the Best
Getting a french manicure should be an experience in itself: a relaxing break from reality that results in a manicure fitting both classic and modern styles. Our clients leave with nails that they are eager to show off. You deserve the best: a beautiful manicure and a restful experience. Set up an appointment today by telephone or using our online scheduling to add this luxury to your daily life.