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Your July 2016 Nail Tech Horoscope
  • July 21, 2016

See what's in store for you this July and which shades of ibd's Advanced Wear Pro Lacquer match your horoscope.

With messenger planet Mercury moving close to Venus, July is the month for socializing, communication, and getting informed. Take advantage during this auspicious time to really connect with your clients and let them know how much you value their business. Ibd’s Zodiac-friendly palette in the ibd Advanced Wear collection helps you find the perfect shades to match your horoscope. 

Gemini – May 21 to June 20

Major industry attention is coming your way, so get ready. Your skills will be in high demand and you need to show your flair for radiant color. The Gemini nail tech has high energy and says “yes!” to practically anything if it sounds exciting enough. But take the time to add dazzle to your own nails and toes before putting yourself out there. Success will follow.

The Gemini ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Solar Ray: Bright yellow with a neon rising lets everyone know you are in charge of your destiny.

 <p>Solar Ray</p>

  • My Babe: As a Gemini woman, you’re not afraid of your feminine side, as this delicate purple attests.

<p>My Babe</p>

Cancer – June 21 to July 22

The Sun is following Venus into your sign and Mercury will join them shortly. This movement will open the door for new insights and discoveries. It’s time for some self-reflection. Don’t get distracted by fancy social gatherings and focus on your financial situation. Maybe it’s time to evaluate what services are working best in your salon and look into new ones that might boost business.

The Cancer ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Infinitely Curious: Your highly imaginative nature pairs well with ibd Advanced Wear’s electric orange shade.

<p>Infinitely Curious</p>

  • Mocha Pink: If you're looking for something more toned down, ibd Advanced Wear's Mocha Pink is shade for you.

<p>Mocha Pink</p>

Leo – July 23 to August 22

Venus entering Leo is giving you the professional advantage you’ve been waiting for. Venus is the ruler of Leo’s house of career. Tap into your leadership qualities and take initiative — don’t be afraid to be bold. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try new colors, new art, and ways of doing business. When you don’t risk, you don’t gain. Change your thinking the way you change lacquer and big things will come your way.

The Leo ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Black Lava: Black means business. Wear a polish that reflects your bold business moves.

<p>Black Lava</p>

  • Eye Poppie: Red always commands attention, which is just what you’re looking for this month. Try ibd Advanced Wear’s Eye Poppie for taking on your ambitious business goals.

<p>Eye Poppie</p>

Virgo – August 23 to September 23

The Sun is going through Virgo’s 11th house, which heightens your popularity. Get Insta famous by showcasing your work. You know it’s good, so share it with the world. New contacts in the industry are looking at you, so now is the chance to wow them. Choose your most dazzling looks and you could be looking at a professional upgrade.

The Virgo ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Polar Sky: Your skills will be catching people's attention and your polish should too. This shimmery silver from ibd's Advanced Wear collection is the color for you.

<p>Polar Sky</p>

  • Mauve Over: Look out nail industry, you are making your way into the spotlight this month. This polish is the perfect combination of chic and subtle.

<p>Mauve Over</p>

Libra – September 23 to October 22

Pack your Pro Lacquer and go! It’s time to hold some appointments and get inspired somewhere new and exciting. You’ve earned those miles, now it’s time to use them. Traveling will get you out of that funk you’ve been in and open your eyes to new trends and colors. If you don’t do this soon, the only thing you’ll be experiencing is burnout.

The Libra ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Turtle Bay: This teal shade is perfect for the vacation you are looking forward to. Relax and come back ready to jump back into work.

<p>Turtle Bay</p>

  • Bardot Indigo: If you’re not looking for a beach getaway, maybe a trip to somewhere in Southeast Asia will give you the inspiration you’ve been lacking in the salon lately.

<p>Bardot Indigo</p>

Scorpio – October 23 to November 21

Real talk, Scorpio: Are you painting a bleak future? Problems in the workplace are normal, but what is it that you’re longing for? Opening up your dream nail salon? Becoming the next celebrity nail artist? All of this is possible if you set your mind to it. July is the month to make those bold decisions you might have been shying away from. The future is in your hands, don’t be caught without epic nail color.

The Scorpio ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Cosmic Red: This ibd Advanced Wear shade is just what you need to find your professional passion.

<p>Cosmic Red</p>

  • Lucky Red: You know that it takes more than luck to set things in motion, but a little luck never hurt anyone.

<p>Lucky Red</p>

Sagittarius – November 22 to December 21

It’s time to tie the knot … with your job. You’ve worked all the long hours and now you’re earning your keep. Stop doubting your abilities and start realizing how valuable you really are. It’s time for a higher-end clientele who appreciates your creative vision. Once you find your base, your new clients will arrive in droves. Better stock up on ibd's Advanced Wear Pro Lacquer because your full appointment book won’t let you later!

The Sagittarius ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Aphrodite: Just like the Greek goddess of love, everyone is in love with you and your work.


  • Sweet Sanctuary: With business booming and the high level of praise you’re receiving lately, your salon is a sanctuary. The ibd Advanced Wear purple hue is the perfect shade of calm you need with such a busy schedule.

<p>Sweet Sanctuary</p>

Capricorn – December 22 to January 19

You know your hands make magic happen, but have you stopped to take care of your own color? It’s easy to get overwhelmed taking care of others’ beauty needs, but when you disregard your own, clients take notice. Take a breather from external stressors and refocus your energy on yourself. Spend time in nature or relax in a bubble bath. Your clients will thank you.

The Capricorn ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Dolomite: This shade gets its name from the mineral known for its power of emotional balance and healing powers. Ibd Advanced Wear’s Dolomite is just the color you need to alleviate any negative emotions you might be feeling.


  • Patchwork: As a Capricorn, you’re a hard-worker, and sometimes you forget to take care of yourself. Patchwork’s lavender shade will bring you the tranquility and calmness that you need.


Aquarius – January 20 to February 18

Mars has resumed its direct motion in Aquarius’ house of career. July is your month for achieving goals and your ambitions are invigorated. Your leadership skills are going to come in handy this next month when you look at new ways to market your salon and step outside of the box.   

The Aquarius ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Full Blu-um: Just like its name, this shade is perfect for your nail goals to fully blossom. Rock this blue ibd Advanced Wear color to work on all of those goals that you might have set in January, but haven’t had time to act on until now.

<p>Full Blu-um</p>

  • Green Monster: Those around you will be green with envy after seeing you make those big strides in your professional career

 <p>Green Monster</p>

Pisces – February 19 to March 20

With Saturn in Pisces’ house of career, there will be some challenges this coming month. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Take this time to channel your creative energy into getting your clients to test out new colors. They will appreciate your eye for color and the love for your craft. Be careful not to overthink things as this will ruin your colorful vibes.

The Pisces ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Heedless to Say: If you’re convincing your clients to be bolder with color, then lead by example. The electric purple ibd Advanced Wear shade is definitely not your typical pale pink or nude.

<p>Heedless to Say</p>

  • Just Me n' Capri: Another eye-catching color from the ibd Advanced Wear collection is Just Me n’ Capri. The shade is not only bold, but closely mirrors your birthstone.

<p>Just Me N' Capri</p>

Aries – March 21 to April 19

Get some extra chairs, stock up on the latest gossip magazines, and make sure you have plenty of ibd Advanced Wear Pro Lacquer Base Prep and Top Coat because you are in high demand. Word around town is your skills are top notch. But don’t worry, Jupiter is situated in Aries’ house of work and will give you the strength you need to take on your booked schedule.

The Aries ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • All Heart: Your clients already know that you have a true passion for your trade. Wear a shade whose name says it all.

<p>All Heart</p>

  • Mogul: The name of this deep maroon shade matches your action-oriented nature. Take your business to the next level, while wearing this color from ibd’s Advanced Wear collection.


Taurus – April 20 to May 20

Your energy is here, there, and everywhere! Channeling this energy could lead to better business. Because Venus is close to the ruler of Taurus’ house of money most of the time, earnings will be satisfying during July. This additional revenue could come from a new nail trick or service that your salon has decided to include.  

The Taurus ibd Advanced Wear Palette

  • Meteorite: Your energy this month is out of this world. Ibd's Advanced Wear Meteorite will give you the cosmic coloring that will help you tap into a new technique that will bring in new clients.


  • Vespas & Siestas: This bright pink with a slight purple undertone is anything but dull. Vespas & Siestas is the vibrant hue that matches your high energy level this month.

<p>Vespas and Siestas</p>

 To find more colors from ibd's Advanced Wear collection click here.


An innovator and entrepreneur, Elizabeth Arden opened the first Red Door salon on Fifth Avenue in 1910.
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