The French Twist
Ah, the fabled French manicure: The subject of this week’s Quick Dry Challenge for the returning competitors Celeste, Jamie, and Kandi. The term “French Manicure” was coined by Jeff Pink, founder of Orly International, back in 1975 when he created the simple and feminine look to help Hollywood actresses speed up the time between wardrobe changes (no more time consuming red polish changes).
Now, nearly 40 years later, the design is still going strong, complete with a bunch of updated and interesting twists. While the classic pink-and-white style maintains its stronghold, new takes on the design are making a statement, including glitter fades, Frenches that incorporate matte finishes, 3-D elements and more. Kandi definitely deserved the top spot in this challenge with her pastel blue-and-lavender negative-space take on the traditional French look. Fun and flirty, her design is certainly one that I will recreate!
Want some ideas for your own French twist? Check out these modern designs courtesy of NAILPRO Magazine and own collection!
[Images courtesy of Nailpro Magazine]