Showing posts with label 2013 nail trend. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 nail trend. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Holographic Nail Polish - Halo Polish Trends for Summer 2013


One of my FAVORITE new polish trends right now are the iridescent, holographic fairy dust like
The holographic effects of
The Halo Collection are
Eye -popping!
colors from 
Color Club's Halo Hue's Collection.  Color Club NAILED IT with this collection because both the intensity and the smoothness are exceptional in these polishes... and all the colors create high flash, intense multi-dimensional flair, and serious holographic effects that keep people asking, "Where did you get your manicure!?".  Even mature clients love these hues for an eye-popping "power nail". The power nail is when the ring finer of each hand is painted a different color.  My 65 year old mom is obsessed with crazy "power nail" colors.  She says it keeps her feeling "hip & young". 

Stay on trend and add the 36 piece display to your salon or spa today!

Pure Spa has a 36 piece retail display of the 6 super hot halo colors for retail in your salon

The Display Contains 6 of each shade:
No. 05A976 Harp On It
No. 05A977 Cloud Nine
No. 05A978 Halo-Graphic
No. 05A979 Blue Heaven
No. 05A980 Cherubic
No. 05A981 Angel Kiss


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vinylux 7-Day Challenge - Day 3 UPDATE!

Well, I am almost halfway there - Day 7 is approaching quickly! As of today, Day 3, my Vinylux is still holding strong. It is still very shiny, and I am just showing some minimal wear along my free edge. All in all, it still looks great!

**Take care when applying - be sure to cap the free edge really well, and i bet your clients won't even see any wear along their free edge.**

Vinylux Grape Gum - Day  3
One thing I noticed with Vinylux - it is not becoming brittle like traditional polish. Normally, by Day 3 of a manicure, my polish has become brittle and begins showing evidence of tiny spidery cracks. I am not seeing any of that happen with my Vinylux, which is great news!

Have you applied Vinylux for any of your clients yet? What are your thoughts on application?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The 7 Day Vinylux Challenge - Day 1! Is Vinylux a Game-Changer?

CND has been taking the nail industry by storm in the last few years. First, they released Shellac - the biggest nail trend...well, probably ever! They changed the game for salons, providing the Power-Polish gel manicure that applies like a polish and lasts 2 weeks.


Now, it seems CND has done it again with the release of Vinylux....but this time, they took it one step further. Vinylux is perfect for application in the salon, but since it does not require a lamp to cure, and can be easily removed with nail polish remover, clients can perform manicures and touch-ups at home. This opens up a whole new avenue for retailing these products to your clients, creating more revenue for your salon!

I know what you are thinking - you already have a full line of polishes, gels, and gel polishes. Why do you need more?

Why we LOVE Vinylux

  1. Simple, 2-step process: color polish, top coat. That's it! No base coat, no curing. SUPER EFFICIENT!
  2. 8.5 minute dry time. So fast!
  3. Flawless color lasts without chipping for 7 days!
  4. Easy removal - no soak-off, no drill. Even remove at home!
That all sounds great on paper, right? Well, here is the REAL test! I performed my first Vinylux manicure last night, and will post updates over the next seven days to see how well it lasts.
Vinylux Grape Gum - Day 1

Initial Thoughts: Love the polish formula - applied smoothly, not streaky or clumpy. I felt odd applying color direct to my nail, but I can certainly get used to one less step! I did apply 3 coats of color (instructions recommend 2 coats) - I didn't feel that I had evenly applied the color after 2 coats. I think that is a reflection of my application skills rather than the polish, though. I usually apply 3 coats of color.

Each coat dried really quickly - by the time I applied polish to each of my 10 fingers and started at the beginning again for the next coat, the previous layer felt dry instead of tacky, so I didn't end up with weird brush marks near my cuticle. Definite plus!

I performed my manicure about 45 minutes before I hit the sack - usually, this is a recipe for disaster. I am the Queen of destroying my manicures with Sheet and Bedding marks. However, my Vinylux was still perfect when I woke up this morning - not a Sheet Mark to be seen, hallelujah!

The only oddity is how the polish feels - it is almost rubbery, not hard, shiny, and glossy. It looks shiny and glossy, the finish just doesn't feel like regular polish. But, if it lasts, that is A-OK with me! On a final note: I do feel like the striations in my nails are accentuated with this polish, but I am not sure if it is the color or the polish itself. After my 7-Day Challenge is over, I will try another color to compare!

Check back in a couple of days for some picture updates from my 7-Day Challenge....and pick up Vinylux for your salon today!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Nail Trend Alert: Almond-Shaped Nails

Trendy and Daring Almond Nails
Nails are the truly the new jewelry and this fact is being reflected by the celebrities wearing many diverse shapes. Just as diamonds and gems come in Princess, Emerald, Pear or Baguette cuts, nails can be filed into Almond, Mountain Peak, Square, Rounded, Squarely Rounded and Oval shapes.

Both Awards Season and Mercedes Benz fashion week have showed that, of the above options, Almond Nails are the hottest right now. While Lady Gaga and Fergie have been rocking this shape for well over a year,  Almond Nails hit the mainstream when the stunning Adele took the stage at every single award show to collect her latest statuette.

Universally flattering Squared Oval  Nails
So who looks best with almond nails? Anyone who is daring, trendy and fashionable.  Show your clients that you are in what is HOT by recommending that they try this shape.  For those clients that are uncomfortable with change, stick with the Squarely Rounded and Oval shapes.

Pure Spa Direct has everything you need for nail shaping and manicures, including, Files, Buffers, Nail Clippers, Scrubs and Lotions.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Gel Polish services can now be even more profitable!

Universal Top Coat - high-gloss shine,
durable formula, for a fraction of the cost!
Star Nail's Eco-Systems Universal Top Coat just made your Gel Polish services even more profitable!

The entire nail industry knows how big Gel Polish Services are right now. I am sure most, if not all, nail technicians have already identified that while these services are the most popular services around, they are also more expensive to perform. A bottle of Gel Polish color is roughly 4x more expensive than traditional nail polish, and the base and top coats are just as, if not more, expensive.

Not any longer! Star Nail's Eco-Systems recently released a UNIVERSAL Top Coat - touted for use with ALL Brands of soak-off UV gels and hybrid polishes, this UV or LED-light cured top coat runs about the same price as a traditional top coat! Available in 2 sizes: 0.5 oz and larger, professional 2.5 oz size.

According to www.starnail.com:


  • Extreme high gloss finish 
  • Quick and easy application. Apply just like a polish and cure! 
  • Works with any LED or UV light 
  • Soaks off in minutes! 
  • Durable, long-lasting formula 
  • Get 5x MORE PRODUCT from ergonomic patented tilt bottle (compared to other 1/2 oz. brush-on formulas)
What are you waiting for? Scoop up your bottle today, and see the difference in your bottom line it makes!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Emerald - The Official Nail Color Trend for Winter and Spring 2013

As a nail technician, your clients depend upon your for knowing all the hot trends that will keep them in style this season.  The good news is that I did some research for you and have information the hottest nail trend for Winter and Spring of 2013.

Emerald!!!

Named 'Color of the Year - 2013,' by Pantone, the 'world-renowned authority on color,' Emerald Green is officially huge in all things fashion.  Whether you recommend clients choose a color that is Classic, Dramatic or Glitzy, you can be sure they will be totally in style.

*Pro Tip*  You can create the perfect Emerald color with CND Shellac by applying a super-thin layer of Iced Coral over Black Pool.  The key, however, is to make sure that the Iced Coral is applied as thinly as possible.