French Manicure Versus Pink & White

Mar, 17 by Sofia S in
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One of the most common questions we get from our customers is about the difference between a Pink & White and a French Manicure. Although they seem similar in their color composition, there are important differences in both these techniques.


First of all, it is crucial to establish what a French Manicure is. 


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What is a French Manicure?

French manicure is a particular style of nail design that supposedly originated in France. It is a technique of painting a white tip and pink body on your natural nail. Typically it consists of a light natural pink polish and a snow-white polish. You can create a French Manicure style using regular polish or gel polish.

A variant of French Manicure is the American Manicure. Here, the technician creates a subtle and natural look similar to the French style. But instead of a high contrast white, an off-white polish for tips is selected. 

A more creative application is the Reverse French Manicure, where instead of adding the light color on the tips, it is substituted to the base of the nail. 


What is Pink & White?

Pink & White is the term that nail care experts use to refer to artificial nails that create a French Manicure look. It consists of artificial nails emulating the French style through both pink and white colors of gel builder or acrylic.

The main difference between both is that while the French Manicure is a style of nail polish application, the Pink & White is an artificial nail technique.