(Closed) Why do people hate french manicures so much?!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i like them because i love neutrals and a natural look, but i think every person just has their own preference. 

Post # 4
3943 posts
Honey bee

Ive always been a fan of french manicures. What I’m not a fan of is really long acrylics with french which seemed to be the trend when I was in high school. but on natural nails i think its classic and clean.

My nails are hot pink right now though. So who am I to judge!

Post # 5
1122 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I. Love french as well! And I do colored tips too. 

This is the first time in months that they’re full color actually..and hot pink at that!

Post # 6
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think people think they look a little passe, but if you like it and it lasts, then who cares?!

Post # 8
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I love french b/c it can look very classy. I do prefer them on natural nails or if you must do fakes, then at least have them done well so they look more “natural”.

I used to ONLY do french… but now I think I’m a fan of colours 🙂 Though for work, french looks more professional… 

Post # 9
8474 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Almost every girl I know always has a french… I guess to some people it’s just sort of boring.

Post # 10
9174 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t mind them if they are natural looking and don’t use the acrylic tips.  But I hate the acrylic nails/tips and I think those are pretty tacky.  So it just depends on how you do it I guess.  They remind me of high school because that is what everyone liked to do for prom/etc!  I also hate almost all of the (over the top) nail art type of things too.

Post # 11
4525 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve never heard of anyone who “hates” them or thinks they’re “tacky”, but I’m sure *someone* out there does.

My BF *loves* a good french manicure on a girl, while I think they are nice but just prefer something with a little more color 🙂

Post # 12
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

…people hate it now, because its been around long enough for THIS bastardized and horrible king of version of it to happen….

Post # 14
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Until I read an article on yahoo recently, I never knew people hated them. I always prefer my french tips over solid color. It’s like the pair of black pumps that goes with everything.

<p><a href=”#post-5880809″>@Nona99:</a>&nbsp; eww…that made me shudder a bit</p>

Post # 15
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


I have no idea if this makes any sense out loud but hopefully you will know what I mean…

I believe the sole purpose of makeup is to enhance natural beauty and a french manicure in an enhanced version of our natural nails. Gel and shellac manicures, IMO, are the best because they look classy and natural and timeless. On the other hand acrillics etc can look over the top and less like an ‘enhancement’ which is why people don’t like them as much.



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