(Closed) POLL! Is french manicure outdated?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll:
    French nails are tacky/ugly! : (49 votes)
    16 %
    French nails will always be considered classy and "in"! : (115 votes)
    36 %
    They are ok but look very outdated. : (133 votes)
    42 %
    I have no clue about nail trends! : (19 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 16
    2754 posts
    Sugar bee

    When I see a French mani I immediately think of Carmella Soprano. Not a good association in my book.

    Post # 17
    6271 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I haven’t done French in yonks. Had this the last week or so. It does feel a bit old fashioned. Ok for a change but I’ll go back to either shorter with colour or my usual nudey/plain colour. 

    Post # 18
    3169 posts
    Sugar bee

    They typically look extremely unnatural so I don’t particularly like the look. The more subtle styles are semi ok. 

    I think nails are very personal so people just have to do what feels best. I like mine short and natural and on the rare occasion I wear polish I only like a couple of colours. I’m sure my preferences aren’t for everyone either 

    Post # 19
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I think french tips are a classic style and will never truly go “out,” they’re not a trend like navy nails or a rhinestone on your ring finger. That said, the loooong acrylics with White-Out white for like 3/4″ of an inch? VERY dated. A friend of mine is a manicurist and we were actually talking about this the other day. She said she almost never does those anymore (despite them being the norm for a long time) except on women who are “now in their 40s but still think they’re 22 and the millenium is right around the corner.” Very 90s.

    Post # 20
    138 posts
    Blushing bee

    Definitely classic they look like healthy nails if done right.

    Post # 21
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think it’s classic and looks labor intensive to obtain. 

    Post # 22
    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016 - Presidio Log Cabin

    In my opinion there are a range of french mani looks.

    This to me is a YES and is classic and lovely:

    Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 6.38.28 PM

    While this is a huge NO and is super tacky and 90s:

    Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 6.39.02 PM

    Post # 23
    4258 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    redmango :  me too.  I am a nail tech and it is only like late 30s/40s and older that ask for this now.  

    Post # 25
    222 posts
    Helper bee

    I think they’re very old fashioned.

    Post # 26
    4231 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

    My nails are usually too short to pull off a classic french, but they are one of those things that are timeless and never go out of style! 

    Post # 27
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    kellykapoor :  WOW. Looking at those makes me want to put on my jelly sandals and dance to some N*Sync.

    Post # 28
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee

    I thought French manicures were so out that they were becoming in again.  No one wore them for years & years.  But it seems like I’m starting to see it again.

    Post # 29
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee

    luckybum :  depends on the region! in nyc, la, and other major cities, i think the french manicure went out around the late 90s early 2000s.

    in more rural areas where flat ironed dyed-blonde hair is still the gold standard i think they’re absolutely still in style. just depends on where you are. 

    Post # 30
    2120 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    They just remind me of the early 2000s because that’s when everyone was obsesssed with them. I think they’re outdated and when the white is super stark it’s pretty tacky. French manicures on toes are even worse! 

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