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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. French manicure pen!

If you already have a top coat and natural colored nail polish at home, and don’t want to buy the entire french manicure kit, just purchase the Sally Hansen French Manicure Pen in pure white. This innovative pen is as easy as using a felt tip pen. It allows you to draw on the French white tip without the hassle of applying adhesive strips or tape.

Just remember a french manicure doesn’t always have to be done with a white nail polish. You can always use different colors!

By: Sarah Valji