French manicure

noun

Definition of French manicure 

: a manicure in which a band of usually white polish across the tip of the nail contrasts with the often clear or pale polish below The hottest summer beauty trick is a French manicure … . You start with a clear base coat, then the palest beige over that, and then the crowning touch: The nail is tipped in special white-on-white polish that enhances and protects the nail. Over that goes another coat of very pale polish, and over that is a final clear topcoat.— Laura Misch — see also french tips

First Known Use of French manicure

1981, in the meaning defined above

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