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What We Wore - Nail Styles Through the Years

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Throughout the last two decades, NAILS has chronicled the best of nail styles, from thick and square to thin and oval. Here, a look back at the highlights — the fabulous, the frivolous, and the truly influential. 

Keywords: trends  

Trend Watch: Asymmetry

November 17, 2010  | Article

Single-sleeve gowns, diagonally cut hemlines, and one-side-only embellishments prove that style doesn’t necessarily have to be balanced to have a cohesive look.

Keywords: nail art   trends  

Bling the Ring (Finger)

November 17, 2010  | Article

Embellishments are all the rage right now, and a popular trend called “Blackberry Bling” is all about beautifying your clients’ dialing digit. Named by celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling of The Back Room Hand & Foot Spa at Carol’s Daughter in Harlem, N.Y., the trend features a basic manicure in one color and special embellishments or a different shade of polish just on the thumb and/or ring finger.

Keywords: embellishments   fashion   nail art   trends  

Tune In to Nail Talk Radio

November 15, 2010  | Article

Hosted by Athena Elliott, a certified medical nail technician and a Minx specialist, the show gives listeners the straight talk on the nail biz — including current trends, industry news, interviews with celebrity manicurists and industry leaders, and local salon reviews.

Keywords: fashion   trends   web marketing  

The Next Generation of Polish

November 1, 2010  | Article

The new crop of UV-cured brush-on gel polishes has set the industry abuzz. But what exactly is the technology behind these so-called hybrids, and how can they affect your business?

Keywords: adding new services   gels   soak-off gels   trends  

Trend Watch: Menswear for Women

October 1, 2010  | Article

Inspired by the polished looks of the opposite sex, women are donning softer versions of men’s staples like fitted blazers, pinstripes, and button-down shirts.

Keywords: nail art   trends  

Red on the Runways

September 7, 2010  | News

Elle’s Best in Show report names red polish as the Most Likely to Succeed on the runways.

Keywords: consumer press   OPI Products   polish   Sally Hansen   Suzi Weiss-Fischmann  

Lively Lacquers

September 7, 2010  | News

Fearless colors are all the rage, Glamour reports. Perky shades of bright yellow, teal, red, and orange are all fun options for getting in on the cheeky trend. Try China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, OPI Nail Lacquer in Teal the Cows Come Home, or Essie’s Nail Polish in Vermillionaire.

Keywords: celebrities   China Glaze   consumer press   Essie   Minx  

Tip Top Teal

September 7, 2010  | News

Allure names deep, creamy teal as the color of the moment.

Keywords: consumer press   OPI Products   polish   trends  

Stunning Surfaces

September 7, 2010  | News

Allure’s beauty team takes a look at some of the hottest polishes created with a special feature in mind: texture.

Keywords: consumer press   OPI Products   Orly   polish   trends  

Stylish Siren

September 7, 2010  | News

Harper’s Bazaar takes a cue from Giorgio Armani’s fall runway collection and recommends fire engine-red polish on short nails.

Keywords: consumer press   Essie   fashion   manicures   OPI Products  

Polite Purples

September 3, 2010  | News

Neutral beiges mixed with a hint of purple are the hot new hybrid in InStyle’s Colors of the Moment feature. Try SpaRitual’s nail color in Living in the Moment to get in on the dreamy-hued trend.

Keywords: consumer press   polish   SpaRitual   trends  

Pushing the Boundaries

September 3, 2010  | News

Extreme nail art is the hot topic for InStyle’s Reader Poll for September.

Keywords: celebrities   consumer press   nail art   polish   trends  

Megan Fox's Duo-toned Mani

September 3, 2010  | News

InStyle takes a closer look at Megan Fox’s midnight purple and silver mani on the red carpet.

Keywords: celebrities   consumer press   fashion   Orly   polish  

Polish Preview Fall 2010: Back to School

September 1, 2010  | Article

Nothing quite rings in the fall season like the toll of school bells indicating that class is back in session. So pull out your trusty highlighter and be sure to take notes during this ­lesson on the new fall colors. (Your clients might surprise you with a pop quiz later.) With reds, blues, purples, and grays all on the syllabus, you’ll want to keep these polishes on your supply list until at least winter break.

Keywords: polish   polish preview   trends  

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