Simple and timeless, the French manicure is the perfect nail design for busy ladies or those who nurture a feminine or minimalist style. Surprisingly enough, this nail art doesn’t originate from France nor it was developed by a French national. It’s, in fact, an American thing, first coined in 1978 by Jeff Pink, the founder of nail polish and treatment brand Orly. It’s believed that the look was present way before Jeff named it French manicure. The father of modern cosmetics, Max Factor, claimed he come up with this nail design for the fashion-forward Parisiennes. Hollywood followed up, with many stars adopting the look during the 30s. If you’re a fan of the aesthetic, it’s time to reinvent the classy look we all know and love. Level up your summer style with modern French manicure nail designs.
The tortoiseshell print blends perfectly with the French aesthetic. Classy, yet chic, this design will give your beloved simple mani a whole new look. In case you didn’t know, tortoiseshell nails come in many fabulous variations that you can also create and rock!