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Top 20 French Manicure Salons
Here's our pick for the top French manicure salons.

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  1. Twinkle Nail and Beauty

    Twinkle Nail and Beauty

    144 Koornang Road, Carnegie 3163
    (22)
    Twinkle Nail and Beauty is a Carnegie-based salon specialising in manicure and pedicure and other traditional beauty treatments.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  2. The Queen Beauty and Massage

    The Queen Beauty and Massage

    Suite 806, Level 8 / 365 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    (122)
    Experience the ultimate relaxation with The Queen Beauty and Massage. Services include massage, eyelash extensions and facials to cater to all skin concerns.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  3. Just Wax It

    Just Wax It

    167 Trimmer Parade, Seaton 5023
    (16)
    Just Wax It is Seaton’s leading hair removal clinic specialising in men’s and women’s waxing and traditional beauty services.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  4. Boutique Nails and Beauty

    Boutique Nails and Beauty

    Shop 6 / 10 Robertson Street, Gisborne 3437
    (166)
    Boutique Nails and Beauty is a premium nail and beauty therapy provider in Gisborne, specialising in flawless manicures and pedicures.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  5. Llume Skin Hair Body

    Llume Skin Hair Body

    93 Orrong Crescent, Caulfield North 3161
    (64)
    Llúme is an upmarket salon located in Alma Village in Melbourne’s Caulfield North providing a variety of hair and beauty services.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  6. Hali Nails & Beauty

    Hali Nails & Beauty

    Shop 3 / 77 Prospect Road, Prospect 5082
    (147)
    Hali Nails and Beauty is a Prospect beauty salon specialising in luxury body and beauty treatments.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  7. Trend Hair Beauty

    Trend Hair Beauty

    212 Bridge Road , Richmond 3121
    (15)
    Trend Hair Beauty is a brand new Richmond hair salon with a finger on the pulse of the latest trends in unisex hairstyling.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  8. Beauty Blitz Skin & Body

    Beauty Blitz Skin & Body

    Shop 8 / 76 Queens Road , Slacks Creek 4127
    (88)
    Beauty Blitz Skin & Body is a wonderful gem. Book in for an expert wax, heavenly facial, and eyelash extension, hot stone massage, or spa pedicure.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  9. Absolutely Polished

    Absolutely Polished

    29 / 31 Somerset Place, Little Bourke St., Melbourne CBD 3000
    (104)
    Are your hands or feet in need of TLC, head straight over to Absolutely Polished, Melbourne CBD. This award-winning nail salon has everything you need.
    Next available: Wed, 3 of Mar
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  10. Glamshell Beauty

    Glamshell Beauty

    63 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 3016
    (131)
    Glamshell Beauty, the place for all your beauty and spa needs including nails, brow and lash treatments, plus waxing. Or spoil yourself with a Spa Package.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  11. Divine Camila Beauty

    Divine Camila Beauty

    2/227 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst 2010
    (162)
    Divine Camila Beauty will take care of your whole body while you relax and unwind. This cute salon stands out for its impeccable service and beautiful staff.
    Next available: Wed, 3 of Mar
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  12. Pure Passion Hair and Beauty

    Pure Passion Hair and Beauty

    89 Anderson Street, Yarraville 3013
    (75)
    Get all your hair and beauty needs covered in one place with Pure Passion Hair and Beauty. Services include hair, skin, nail and eyebrow threading.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  13. GoldeNail Salon

    GoldeNail Salon

    198 Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182
    (6)
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  14. Coco Nails - South Yarra

    Coco Nails - South Yarra

    Shop 2 / 53-61 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
    (94)
    Transform your nails from boring to breath taking with Coco Nails! You'll find all your favourites including SNS, acrylic, gel, and eyelash extensions, too.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  15. Xallini Day Spa

    Xallini Day Spa

    402 Hampton Street, Hampton 3188
    (42)
    Step into a spa oasis with Xallini Day Spa invite. Indulge in luxurious hair, beauty and massage treatments including remedial, deep tissue and aromatherapy.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  16. Pure Intentions Beauty

    Pure Intentions Beauty

    33 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood 3134
    (38)
    Pure Intentions Beauty is a specialist beauty clinic offering beauty treatments in a chic clinic in Ringwood.
    Next available: Wed, 3 of Mar
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  17. Skin Solutions Clinic

    Skin Solutions Clinic

    602 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham 3132
    (3)
    Skin Solutions is an innovative advanced skin centre in Mitcham specialising in skin rejuvenation therapies in a modern setting.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  18. Maison de Linda Skin & Beauty

    Maison de Linda Skin & Beauty

    7 / 214-216 Victoria Street, Richmond 3121
    (19)
    Maison de Linda Skin & Beauty is a professional skin and beauty clinic in Richmond providing advanced skincare and beauty treatments in a modern studio location.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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  19. Channie Beauty

    Channie Beauty

    75 Pelham Street, Carlton 3053
    (8)
    Retreat from the stress of everyday life with Channie Beauty. Offering facials, spray tanning, manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages, and eyebrow tinting.
    Next available: Tue, 2 of Mar
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  20. Modern Nails Brunswick

    Modern Nails Brunswick

    134 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    (76)
    Feel amazing from top to toe with Modern Nails Brunswick. From acrylic colour, to Bio Sculpture gel, waxing and eyelash extensions, they're experts in beauty.
    Next available: Mon, 1 of Mar
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French Manicure

Despite the plethora of amazing new nail techniques available in today's salons, one more traditional style remains as popular as ever, and that's the French Manicure.

Having said that, there are some variations on a theme but we'll come back to those.

The traditional French manicure is best described as an enhanced version of your natural nails. The idea is to create a set of beautifully manicured nails with a pale pink nail bed and dazzling white tip. Just like you own nails only better.

Glamorous and Sophisticated

Rumour has it that the name of this manicure was invented by the aptly-named Jeff Pink, the creator of Orly nail polish. Seriously, what else could you call such a glamorous and sophisticated look? It was not born in France, but in a small Californian suburb called Calabasas.

The tale is quite delightful. Apparently, Hollywood actresses spent far too much time getting their nails painted to match their outfits. Movie directors approached Pink for a solution and this is what he came up with.

Suddenly everyone was doing it, starting with mega songstress Barbra Streisand. She even raved about it on national TV. The beauty of this look was that it was elegant, versatile and went with everything.

Classic and Timeless

It wasn't long until the French manicure exploded onto the fashion runways and found its way into influential magazines such as Vogue. Classic and timeless it will never go out of fashion.

When you Google 'French manicure' you'll be bombarded with advice and YouTube tutorials showing how to recreate the look at home. Two words: don't bother. Whilst a straightforward manicure and polish may be possible at home, a French manicure takes expertise.

The ratio of pink to white has to be perfect and the finish needs to be sharp and polished. A French manicure can be done in gel or acrylic and there are a couple of different methods.

Acrylic or Gel

The easiest way is to glue white plastic tips to your nails using clear acrylic. The other method is far more complicated but does produce a more natural-looking and durable finish. This method involves sculpting the white tips onto the nail.

Amidst the glitz and glamour of nail art, neon shades, stiletto nails and more, the French manicure remains the epitome of sophistication and style. Feminine, clean-looking and understated, this is a very popular wedding manicure.

New techniques and style variations are constantly being introduced, the latest being spray-on French manicures. This uses aerosol technology to apply the white section of the nails, resulting in a perfect finish.

Variations on a Theme

In the salon, your nails can be filed round, oval or square. You can also choose how much white you want to show.

Another variation doing the rounds is the frosted French manicure. This is a traditional French manicure, finished with an opalescent coast of polish. You'll also find a Reversed French Manicure (literally what it sounds like), black and white or red and white French manicures.

The Inverted French Manicure uses high-gloss black for the main nail and gold for the cuticles and decoration. Coloured Tips is another popular style, where the body of the nail is pale pink or opaque white, and the tips are different colours. Often a thin line of gold or silver polish will separate the two.

Then there's the Ombre French Manicure, as popular for nails as it is for hair. The list of choices just goes on.

Go for Health

Remember, as with any manicure using acrylic or gel, your nail health is very important. Whilst these treatments will cover up all sorts of problems, the better your own nails the better the results will be.

To keep your nails in optimum health and enjoy your own perfect French manicure, use Bookwell to find a salon in your area.