Get The Perfect French Manicure At Home In 5 Easy Steps

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Get the perfect French manicure at home in 5 easy steps

The easiest way to make your nails look effortlessly glamorous and sophisticated is by getting French tips. Nail trends will come and go but the classic French manicure will never go out of fashion. So if you haven’t already, you should master the art of getting the perfect French manicure all by yourself!

French manicure may seem like the job of an expert, and to tell you the truth it is. But then we’ve helped you master so many techniques, haven’t we? So let’s learn how to ace this manicure in five easy steps.


Prep your nails

Apply a top coat

Start by removing any leftover nail polish and soak your nails in warm water for a while. Remove dead skin around the nails and wipe them clean.


Shape them

Apply a top coat

Push the cuticles back using a cuticle stick without damaging the nail bed. Be gentle during the process and ensure that all your nails look the same size and shape.


Apply a base coat

Apply a top coat

Now that your nails are prepped, apply a clear base coat and allow it to dry. A base coat not only protects your nail bed, but it also corrects any discoloration on your nails and makes them look even.


Do the tips

Apply a top coat

This part is tricky but we’ve got an easy way to do it! The ends of Band-Aids are perfectly and readily shaped like our nails. Cut a small piece for each fingernail and stick them on the pink part in a way that only your tips are exposed. Now take a white nail polish and cover your tips with it. Once it is semi-dry remove the Band-Aid.


Apply a top coat

Apply a top coat

Now that your French manicure looks perfect, there’s only one thing left to do. Protect it by applying a top coat and making it look like you got it done by a professional!

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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