What Is A French Pedicure?
No one knows who exactly came up with the idea of a French pedicure but stylists state that the process of creating nude nails started as a trend in France.
Stylists painted nails blushing pink and then swiped a white stripe across the top to signify the white nail top. The nail seemed to be clean and clear without any nail polish and created a perfectly clean look.
This look was great for working professional women who did not like to have dark colors or too light colors on their nails. The French pedicure and manicure were ideal for the bland invisible appearance are created.
But the French pedicure and manicure were panned by several critics too who stated that there was no sense creating nude nails when you could just as well as leave then unpainted after a good manicure or pedicure. The debate still rages but the trend of getting a good French pedicure is now really popular.
How do you get it done?
Nothing can be more relaxing and luxurious than a good French pedicure. Before starting on the procedures, it is necessary to visit a beauty supply store or a drug store to get the materials required for the treatment.
French pedicures can make any foot look good with the liberal use of luscious lotions, hydrating butter, callus removers, and scented soaks and scrubs.
- Nail Polish Remover
- Cotton Balls
- Nail Trimmer
- Nail Filer
- Warm Water
- Epsom Salt
- Exfoliating Cream
- Cuticle Trimmer
- Nail Polish
1.Prep Your Nails
The old nail polish has to be removed completely using cotton bands dipped in acetone remover. Since the usage of cotton balls could leave behind traces of cotton strands on the nails.
If this does not remove the polish completely then the cotton has to be soaked on the nails for some time until it comes off completely.
2.Soak Your Feet In Water
The feet should be soaked in hot or lukewarm water containing a few drops of Epsom salts that can make the feet softer.
Soaking the feet in a bath of salt and aroma oils or Epsom salts will do your feet good. Calloused feet require to be soaked for longer hours and adding milk to the warm water will help loosen the dead skin.
3.Use A Cuticle Trimmer
High-quality clippers are extremely favored for trimming the toenails. They give us much better results. The nails have to be cut leaving about 1/8th of an inch length so that the foot nails don’t enlarge over the tip of the toes.
Acquiring a soft square shape nail can be accomplished by filing from around the corners and edges in one direction using Emory boards and not metal files as they could rip the nails.
In Emory boards, the smooth surface is for softening the nail edges whereas the coarse surface is for shaping them. Cuticle remover is applied to the nail bases and using orangewood sticks the skin is pushed back to where it meets the nail.
Trimming of loose skin is done using cuticle nippers and care should be taken to see that the toe flesh is not cut.
4.Scrub Your Foot
Exfoliators, foot scrubs, or if possible wet pumice stone is used to remove the dead cells in the balls and heels of the feet.
Scrubbing too hard may cause the foot to turn red, in case of which the scrubbing should be stopped.
The nourishing foot cream is applied on the feet including the area between the toes and rubbed, and the cuticle is rehydrated by using cuticle oil.
6.Color Your Nails
White nail polish is applied to the nail tip by starting at one side and then sweeping across the nail in a single, steady movement, and this is repeated for all the nails.
7.Add The French Tips
A clear, pearl, or pale colored pink or peach polish is applied over the nail. Painting a stripe of color down the center of the nail.
Once the nail coat has dried you have to put on another coat to let the French pedicure look completely natural.
The nails are to be wiped before using footwear. Pedicure stockings are accessible which can be used without covering the toenails