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3 ways to bring the classic french manicure bang up to date for 2017

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3 ways to bring the classic french manicure bang up to date for 2017

We all know that a traditional French manicure is sophisticated and elegant. It is still one of the most popular nail looks around the world, no matter what the season.

But, with all of the incredible gel polish colours on the scene right now, it feels like we need to bring this French classic hurtling into the year 2017.

And the catwalks agree. Everybody from Rebecca Minkoff to Vera Wang were rocking variations of this look recently. We have put together 3 examples of looks that will ensure your clients are bang on trend this summer.

1. The Glitter Cuticle

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This looks like jewellery for your finger nails! Simply take your client's favourite shade of Chroma Gel 1 step gel polish and coat the entire nail. Then apply a gorgeous glittery shade with a small brush, just into the cuticles of their nails, remembering to cure under the lamp at every step.

Finish off with a coat of Chroma Gel no wipe top coat, so they can go straight out the door and show everyone the new look you have created for them.

2. The Geometric Negative Space Manicure

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This look is a really quick way to make a bold statement. It's like a cut out dress for nails. Choose two highly contrasting gel polish colours or simply leave the natural nail colour as the background for the cut out shape.

The beauty of using Chroma Gel Polish is that mistakes can be easily removed, then reapplied before using the LED/UV lamp to set it to a high shine, durable finish.

3. The Contrasting Angular Tip

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Reversing the colours and adding an angular slant to the tip is very simple to do but has a big impact - especially when using contrasting colours or even adding a flash of Chroma Gel chrome powder. Follow a standard, gel polish French manicure routine but bring the edge of the tip diagonally across the top of the nail.

This look is so incredibly versatile that with some experimentation and a selection of Chroma Gel polish colours, so many designs can be created that fit the individual style of any client.

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