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Top 20 French Manicure venues

Here is our pick for the top venues offering French Manicure from around Australia.

  1. Absolutely Polished Nails

    29 / 31 Somerset Place, Little Bourke St., Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (70)
    Are your hands or feet in need of TLC, head straight over to Absolutely Polished Nails, Melbourne CBD. This award-winning nail salon has everything you need.
  2. Julex Nail Spa - Prahran

    514 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181
    Rating:
    (25)
    For the smartest nails in Prahran, book in for a mani or a pedi at Julex Nail Spa. Get perfect nails with polish, Shellac gel, acrylics or an SNS dip powder.
  3. Divine Camila Beauty

    2/303 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst 2010
    Rating:
    (87)
    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.
  4. Glamshell Beauty

    63 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 3016
    Rating:
    (58)
    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.
  5. Beauty Blitz Skin & Body

    3/94 Wembley Road, Logan Central 4114
    Rating:
    (18)
    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.
  6. Fancy Fingers Beauty Salon

    Shop 7, Ringwood Square S/C, New Street, Ringwood 3134
    Rating:
    (6)
    Spoil yourself with Fancy Fingers Beauty Salon. Revitalise with a facial, eyebrow/lash tint or lash extensions, spray tan, massage, or mani and pedi.
  7. Stunning Nails Hair and Beauty

    1198 Glenhuntly Road, Glen Huntly 3163
    Rating:
    (9)
    Stunning Nails Hair and Beauty is a one-stop shop for treatments, highlights, cuts, eyelash extensions, facial, threading, pedicures, massage, and more.
  8. I Love Nails

    52 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 3185
    Rating:
    (7)
    I Love Nails is a boutique nail salon located in Ripponlea offering locals premium manicures and pedicures in a professional salon environment.
  9. Modern Nails Brunswick

    134 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056
    Rating:
    (48)
    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.
  10. Island Sea Nails & Beauty - Pyrmont

    99 Miller Street, Pyrmont 2009
    Rating:
    (26)
    Island Sea Nails & Beauty is your go-to for beauty treatments and nail care. From manicures, to pedicures, lash and brow tinting, eyelash extensions and waxing.
  11. Beauty By Sara

    579 High Street, Northcote 3070
    Rating:
    (17)
    Amazing haircuts are just the beginning at Beauty By Sara. The lovely salon covers nails, waxing, threading eyelash and brow treatments, and massage therapies.
  12. Diva Care

    164 Bridge Rd,, Richmond 3121
    Rating:
    (12)
    Diva Care really knows their stuff when it comes to manicures and pedicures. Pop into the gorgeous salon for a spa treatment or wax, too.
  13. Natural Beaute

    Shop 5 / 1386 Anzac Avenue (Cnr Anzac Ave & School Rd), Kallangur 4503
    Rating:
    (10)
    Natural Beauté is a beauty salon based in Kallangur specialising in all-natural and organic skincare and beauty treatments and services.
  14. Greville Nails

    124 Greville Street, Prahran 3181
    Rating:
    (10)
    Greville Nails is a boutique nail salon located in Prahran. The expert team are consummate professionals, consistently delivering high-quality manicures and pedicures.
  15. Sunero Hair and Beauty Centre

    3 159 Logan Road, Woolloongabba 4102
    Rating:
    (11)
    Sunero Hair and Beauty Centre offer top-notch hairstyling, colouring, cutting, perming and straightening. Finish off with a wax, facial or eyelash treatment.
  16. Xallini Day Spa

    402 Hampton St, Hampton 3188
    Rating:
    (39)
    Step into a spa oasis with Xallini Day Spa invite. Indulge in luxurious hair, beauty and massage treatments including remedial, deep tissue and aromatherapy.
  17. Excel Nails - North Terrace

    Shop 3 (inside the New Royal Adelaide Hospital), North Terrace, Station Arcade 5000
    Rating:
    (6)
    Excel Nails - North Terrace specialise nails, you can expect excellent affordable service. Choose from SNS, shellac, acrylic and incredible nail art.
  18. Island Sea Nails & Beauty

    5/150 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst 2010
    Rating:
    (54)
    Island Sea Nails & Beauty invites you to experience the friendly and warm atmosphere, the staff here aim to make you feel completely pampered and polished.
  19. Bella Nails Australia Fair

    Shop G044 61 Scarborough Street, Southport 4215
    Rating:
    (38)
    Bella Nails is the go-to for all your manicure and pedicure needs. Pop in for a quick polish, or stay longer and treat yourself to an indulgent spa pedicure.
  20. Fancy Nails Salon

    428 Church St,, Richmond 3121
    Rating:
    (28)
    Whether you adore acrylic nails or prefer SNS, or need a maintenance manicure, you'll find it all here at Fancy Nails. They also do waxing and lash extensions.
Average rating of venues offering French Manicure accross Australia
4.5 · based on 933 reviews of 253 venues

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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.

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