NAIL TREND: The Reversed French Manicure!

By Lauren Salapatek | 09/20/2012 3:28:00 PM


click image to zoomReverse Black Matte French Manicure With nails being the hot new accessory, why not give your clients a reversed French manicure? No, not the 1998 version of the French manicures…a new and improved one, similar to what celebrity Jessica Biel did at the Total Recall premiere in Los Angeles or the Spring/Summer fashion shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Layla has just launched a new matte textured nail polish called Soft Touch and Ceramic Effects which can help you to achieve the look below on your clients in three easy steps.




STEP 1: Apply Layla’s Soft Touch to a clean nail bed that has been filed down, no top coat needed.

STEP 2: Apply a second coat of Noir Black.

STEP 3: Just to the tip apply the Layla Ceramics Effect in Black Star.

FilmMagicActress Jessica Biel's nails at the Los Angeles Premiere Total Recall Premiere at the Grauman's Chinese Theater on August 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)





















Need another example?

OPI joined designer Lauren Moffatt for her Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation and created a slanted reverse French Manicure with orange tips. OPI joined designer Lauren Moffatt for her Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation. Each model wore two coats OPI nail lacquer in Don't Touch My Tutu as the base. Half were finished with a pop of diagonal color in A Roll in the Hague, while the other half were polished with a diagonal created with one coat OPI nail lacquer in The "It" Color topped with one coat OPI nail lacquer in Don't Talk Bach to Me.


OPI created a yellow tip reverse French Manicure for designer Jenni Kayne's Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week show. OPI also joined designer Jenni Kayne for her Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week presentation! Jenni Kayne selected a nude nail with bright yellow tips, requesting OPI lacquer in Need Sunglasses? OPI nail lacquer in Don't Touch My Tutu was used as the base to provide contrast with the accent hue.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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