But now 2023 has dished out the latest trend - the Japanese manicure.
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Here's absolutely everything you need to know about Japanese manicures.
What are Japanese manicures?
As with most beauty trends, the Japanese manicure isn't exactly a new treatment. In fact, the method has literally been around for hundreds of years.
Hailing from Japan (surprise!), Japanese manicure is a professional, ritualistic treatment that aims to improve the health of your natural nails. The method doesn't involve adding any additional nail length, nail art or colour, making it the perfect treatment for those struggling with weak, brittle, flaky nails. So, basically all of us.