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I feel so stupid for asking this but dont want to look stupid when I go either...

I'm 26 and NEVER had fake nails but I really want to get them done. I want to get the ones with a pink shaded nail bed and white tips. When I go in what are they called? What should I say I want?I just don't wanna go in and look stupid for not even knowing what to tell them I want.
Thanks in advance for any answers.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on May. 25, 2011 in Beauty & Style

Answers (9)
  • They are french tipped, and most will ask what color for the bottom.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 8:07 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Pink and white. I just got em :)

    Answer by haysmum at 8:09 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I tell them I want pink with a french tip. I think I used to get a color called cotton candy and I loved it. That was when I could afford to get my nails done every 2 weeks though!

    Answer by onemellowmom at 8:09 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • It's called a french manicure :)

    Answer by mrs.ed.griffith at 8:11 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • the only stupid question, is the one that is not asked..
    and yes french tip manicure. enjoy your mani and hey go for a french tip pedi while you are at it. :) open toe season is here

    Answer by shanesmom24 at 8:12 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • pp is right, it's called a french tip. don't be nervous about it! the ladies are usually really nice. i get mine done every once in a while - they make you feel so girly!
    they will glue the tip to the whites of your nail, and cut it as far down as you like it. i like them really, really short, so don't be afraid to tell them to keep cutting. then they will put acrylic on, which is like a plaster, and it covers your whole nail. it's stronger than your real nail. when that's dry, they will add color. just remember to RELAX YOUR HANDS!!! i always get nervous and tense up, and it makes it harder for them to work on them. they won't bite you, just relax lol.
    good luck!!!

    Answer by AngryBob at 8:12 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • A French Manicure, is just a manicure done French style. Just ask for acrylic, not "fake"nails, pink with white tips. It's pretty standard. I know I did more of those than anything else when I did nails in the salon.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:15 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Thanks ladies for all the supportive answers. I feel a lot better now and will be sure to enjoy my day :)

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:15 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • it's a full set white tip. I get them done like every other week lol

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 8:20 PM on May. 25, 2011

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