Why We Love What the French Do with Their Nails!

It’s Bastille Day tomorrow, which is a celebration across the globe of the unity of the French people. So we thought we would celebrate in our own Pedicure.com way by championing what we love about French nail fashion!

When I think of French fashion the first thing that comes to mind is understated elegance, from their clothing to their nails. They stick to colors that are timeless, light pinks, nudes and deep reds. The allure of French culture is undeniable, this is reflected in our attachment to French culture and their nail trends!

One of the most popular manicure styles in history is the French manicure, but did you know that it didn’t actually originate in France? While there is some conjecture about the trend’s exact origin date, it is largely agreed that the French manicure was created for Hollywood actresses in the 1970’s. It was created as a universal manicure, to match every dress the women wore. Jeff Pink of Orly Polish created the manicure and added the word ‘French’ because claiming the country gave the manicure the elegance, sophistication and style we associate with French culture!

The French manicure is a big indicator of America’s love of French fashion and style, after all imitation is the highest form of flattery! Not only are we naming manicures after the French and their style, some of the most popular polish shades today are inspired by French fashion. Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’, ‘Bordeaux’ and OPI ‘We’ll Always Have Paris’ just to name af few.

Overall our favorite thing about French nail fashion is their utter elegance and simplicity. French fashion is chic and timeless, their nail trends reflect this and we absolutely love it! After all, when it comes to understated and chic fashion, the French set the bar!




Mette Jorgensen

Our Editor Mette is a fan of a glitter manicure, she can often be found pleading with her manicurist for just one more coat to achieve the ultimate sparkle. She's Australian so forgive her for occasionally writing in British English.

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