How to do a french manicure on your own
A french manicure doesn’t always need to be done at a salon. There are many ways to achieve a classic french manicure in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how:
Use a French manicure kit
I like using the Sally Hansen “Hard as Nails” french manicure kit which retails for less than $10 and contains everything you need to create the perfect frenchmani. It includes self-adhesive nail strips to help create a perfect straight line, a white nail polish, a sheer polish for over top and a UV top coat to help prevent chipping, splitting and yellowing. Using the easy step-by-step instructions provided it only takes 10 minutes to create a salon quality french manicure.
If you don’t have a french manicure kit and are looking for another way to get salon results, use tape or reinforcements to substitute the self-adhesive nail strips provided in the kit.
By sticking a piece of tape or a reinforcement on each nail you can create a straight line to follow, ensuring cleaner lines when applying the white polish.
French manicure pen!