With summer officially underway, our hands and feet are on full display. Fret not: with all of the advances in nail technology, the mani/pedi experience you used to have to go to the salon for can now be replicated at home (sans the massage chair).
Experts weigh in on the latest nail trends:
ORLY Educational Manager Catherine Baek comments on the latest styles. “Women are using nail polish as a way to express themselves and enhance their personal style. One of the most popular summer trends we’re seeing is bright, bold neon shades on both fingers and toes. Glitter is also making a come back. In the past, glitter used to be geared more towards the teenage demographic but now women of all ages are using glitter to enhance their look in the same way that jewelry and accessories adds to an outfit.” The “Feel the Vibe” collection includes bubble gum pink Beach Cruiser, aqua blue Skinny Dip, bright yellow Glowstick, and others. Flash Glam FX Collection includes shimmery puple Ultraviolet, a silvery black Atomic Splash, glimmer green Monster Mash, and others. (orlybeauty.com, ULTA, Sally Beauty).
Essie Weingarten, founder and creative director of essie talks about the essie Mirror Metallics Collection. “The appearance of beautiful foils on the runway ignited a year-long search to realize that kind of overall, even reflectivity in a paintable polish.” The collection features a lilac alloy: nothing else metals, the pure rock-solid classic good as gold, and blue rhapsody, a heavy metal airforce blue, among others. (essie.com, CVS)
For an easy, no fuss mani/pedi, OPI features their new Pure Lacquer Nail Apps. “Nail art has become increasingly popular, with both consumers and trained professionals,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Pure Lacquer Nail Apps provide the perfect way to get a one-of-a-kind look that simply cannot be replicated by hand. Each nail strip is made of 100% real nail lacquer for a flawless final look with easy application.” Designs range from snake print to geometric to floral patterns. (opi.com, salons)
Hands and feet need some pre-polish prep.
Treat hands and cuticles with some TLC:
Perk up your pedi with some help for dry feet:
New nail trends are right at your fingertips (I couldn’t resist):
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