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Top French Manicure picks

  1. Absolutely Polished NailsAbsolutely Polished Nails
    29 / 31 Somerset Place, Little Bourke St., Melbourne CBD 3000
  2. Signature Nail Designs PananiaSignature Nail Designs Panania
    182a Tower Street (located within Beauty Spot Salon), Panania 2213
  3. Arbour Nail Lounge & BarArbour Nail Lounge & Bar
    Shop 2, 746 Brunswick Street, New Farm 4005
  4. Bella Nails Australia FairBella Nails Australia Fair
    Shop G044 61 Scarborough Street, Southport 4215
  5. Nail ParadiseNail Paradise
    Shop 4/ 332 Centre Rd, Bentleigh 3204
  6. Excel Nails - North TerraceExcel Nails - North Terrace
    Shop 3 (inside the New Royal Adelaide Hospital), North Terrace, Station Arcade 5000
  7. Excel Nails - NorwoodExcel Nails - Norwood
    154 The Parade, Norwood 5067
  8. Allechante Nails & BeautyAllechante Nails & Beauty
    2/414 Toorak Rd, Toorak 3142
  9. AKI's Perfect 10 Warringah MallAKI's Perfect 10 Warringah Mall
    145 Old Pittwater Road (Shop 168A Ground Floor Westfield Warring Mall) (Next to DAVID JONES & CITY BEACH), Brookvale 2100
  10. Yantis Hair and NailsYantis Hair and Nails
    830 2/830 Anzac Parade, Maroubra 2035
  11. Stunning Nails Hair and BeautyStunning Nails Hair and Beauty
    1198 Glenhuntly Road, Glen Huntly 3163
  12. Divine Camila BeautyDivine Camila Beauty
    2/303 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst 2010
  13. Hair@WentworthHair@Wentworth
    Sofitel Wentworth Hotel - Wentworth Connection 61 Phillip Street, Sydney CBD 2000
  14. Two Birds Hair and Beauty SalonTwo Birds Hair and Beauty Salon
    147 Russell St, Melbourne CBD 3000
  15. Golden Nails Care - AltonaGolden Nails Care - Altona
    21 Harrington Square, Altona 3018
  16. Coco Nails - South YarraCoco Nails - South Yarra
    Shop 2, 53-61 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
  17. Golden Nails Care - RichmondGolden Nails Care - Richmond
    164 Bridge Rd,, Richmond 3121
  18. Jewels Beauty & HairJewels Beauty & Hair
    2 / 213-215 Universal Street, Oxenford 4210
  19. Julex Nail SpaJulex Nail Spa
    514 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181
  20. Rosabella Nails & BeautyRosabella Nails & Beauty
    Hunter Connection, Lower Ground, Shop B14, 7-13 Hunter Street, Sydney CBD 2000
  21. Golden Nails Care - South YarraGolden Nails Care - South Yarra
    7/450 Chapel St,, South Yarra 3141
  22. Grace and Joy Nail Hair Beauty SalonGrace and Joy Nail Hair Beauty Salon
    725 Nicholson Street, Carlton North 3054
  23. QV BeautyQV Beauty
    166 Missenden Rd, Newtown 2042
  24. Nailed Nails and WaxingNailed Nails and Waxing
    8/279 Bay Street, Brighton 3186
  25. The Nail and Beauty Room - Chelsea HeightsThe Nail and Beauty Room - Chelsea Heights
    Market 279 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights 3196
  26. Y&F Nails and BeautyY&F Nails and Beauty
    104A Great North Road, Five Dock 2046
  27. Salute BeautySalute Beauty
    Shop 8/34-38 Siganto Drive , Helensvale 4212
  28. Tam's Beauty Shop - Camberwell JunctionTam's Beauty Shop - Camberwell Junction
    Shop 9 480 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East 3123
  29. Xallini Day SpaXallini Day Spa
    402 Hampton St, Hampton 3188
  30. Diva Beauty and Nails SalonDiva Beauty and Nails Salon
    633-639 Hume Highway, Casula 2170
  1. Fresh Nails - Neutral BayFresh Nails - Neutral Bay
    Big Bear Shopping Centre 116 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089
  2. Posh Nail & SpaPosh Nail & Spa
    33 Hutchinson Street, Lilydale 3140
  3. Missy LuiMissy Lui
    1/1161 High St, Armadale 3143
  4. Jenn Amys NailsJenn Amys Nails
    317 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick 3185
  5. Timeless Nails & BeautyTimeless Nails & Beauty
    103 Maling Road, Canterbury 3126
  6. Texas NailsTexas Nails
    1240 High Street, Armadale 3143
  7. Windsor Nails & BeautyWindsor Nails & Beauty
    164 Chapel Street, Windsor 3181
  8. Opulence Nails - LilydaleOpulence Nails - Lilydale
    309 Main Street, Lilydale 3140
  9. Toorak NailsToorak Nails
    Shop 12 / 501 Toorak Road, Toorak 3142
  10. Boutique Nails and BeautyBoutique Nails and Beauty
    1 Railway Walk South, Hampton 3188
  11. Criss-Cross Nails And BeautyCriss-Cross Nails And Beauty
    507 Highett Road, Highett 3190
  12. Venus Nails SalonVenus Nails Salon
    349-351 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141
  13. Swan Nail and Foot SpaSwan Nail and Foot Spa
    230 Swan Street, Richmond 3121
  14. M.A.I. Nails & FootspaM.A.I. Nails & Footspa
    331 High Street, Northcote 3070
  15. Ti Amo NailsTi Amo Nails
    Shop 2 / 55 - 65 Railway Road , Blackburn 3130
  16. Love NailsLove Nails
    Shop T38 / 33 Hutchinson St, Lilydale 3140
  17. Fresh Nails - HawthornFresh Nails - Hawthorn
    769b Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122
  18. Octave Nails - HeidelbergOctave Nails - Heidelberg
    Shop 5b, Warringal Shopping Centre, 56 Burgundy Street , Heidelberg 3084
  19. Five Star NailsFive Star Nails
    126 Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182
  20. Fantastic NailsFantastic Nails
    135 Mentone Parade, Mentone 3194
  21. Coco Nails - CamberwellCoco Nails - Camberwell
    5 Cookson Street, Camberwell 3124
  22. Lexi NailsLexi Nails
    167 Elgin Street, Carlton 3053
  23. Red Apple Nails & BeautyRed Apple Nails & Beauty
    128 Union Road, Ascot Vale 3032
  24. Monstera Nails & SpaMonstera Nails & Spa
    5/63 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 3182
  25. Passion Nails & WaxingPassion Nails & Waxing
    2A Mills Street, Hampton 3188
  26. Primrose Nails and BeautyPrimrose Nails and Beauty
    Shop 2 / 570 Main Street, Mordialloc 3195
  27. Elwood Classy Nails & SpaElwood Classy Nails & Spa
    137 Ormond Road, Elwood 3184
  28. Camberwell NailsCamberwell Nails
    517 Riversdale Road, Camberwell 3124
  29. Q & H NailsQ & H Nails
    Shop 2 / 44 Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
  30. Peony Shine BeautyPeony Shine Beauty
    553 Highett Road, Highett 3190
  31. Sunny Rose Nails & BeautySunny Rose Nails & Beauty
    175 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065
  32. Century BeautyCentury Beauty
    284-286 Highett Road, Highett 3190
  33. Nail AffairNail Affair
    The Well at Camberwell Shop 102, 793 Burke Road, Camberwell 3124
  34. Phoenix NailsPhoenix Nails
    188B Barkly St, St Kilda 3182
  35. Magical NailsMagical Nails
    161 Greville Street, Prahran 3181
  36. GoldeNail SalonGoldeNail Salon
    198 Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182
  37. Tips & Toes - South MelbourneTips & Toes - South Melbourne
    G05 261 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 3205
  38. Nails 1stNails 1st
    Level 1, Shop 104 111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne 3205
  39. Sophisticated NailsSophisticated Nails
    Shop 9 18-34 Station Street, Sandringham 3191
  40. Flora Nail CareFlora Nail Care
    194 Union Road, Ascot Vale 3032
  41. Angela De NailsAngela De Nails
    Shop 7 / 148 Wattletree Road, Malvern 3144
  42. Little Kimmy's Nails & BeautyLittle Kimmy's Nails & Beauty
    290A Bridge Road, Richmond 3121
  43. Plush Beauty TherapyPlush Beauty Therapy
    335 Main Street, Lilydale 3140
  44. Envy Nails & LashesEnvy Nails & Lashes
    Shop G02 / 390 High St, Northcote 3070
  45. V inStyle Nail SpaV inStyle Nail Spa
    97 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056
  46. Pearl Nails And BeautyPearl Nails And Beauty
    261 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065
  47. Pink FridayPink Friday
    55 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood 3184
  48. Millenium NailsMillenium Nails
    165A High Street, Prahran 3181
  49. Elwood's NailsElwood's Nails
    10 Ormond Road, Elwood 3184
  50. MM Essential Treatments - Beauty Body LoungeMM Essential Treatments - Beauty Body Lounge
    36A Hardy Street, Lilydale 3140
  51. Salon Le NailsSalon Le Nails
    105 Canterbury Road, Blackburn 3130
  52. Allure Beauty RoomAllure Beauty Room
    Shop 64, North Blackburn Shopping Centre 66-104 Springfield Road, Blackburn 3130
  53. So Cue NailsSo Cue Nails
    u2/145 Ormond Rd, Elwood 3184
  54. Ricco Nails & FootspaRicco Nails & Footspa
    363 High Street, Northcote 3070
  55. Sugar Queen Nail and Beauty BarSugar Queen Nail and Beauty Bar
    Shop 5 300 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
  56. Cherise Hair & BeautyCherise Hair & Beauty
    111 Bulleen Road, Balwyn North 3104
  57. Hollywood Nails - BrunswickHollywood Nails - Brunswick
    Shop B4, Barkley Square Shopping Centre 90-106 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056

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.