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Summer’s must-have accessory

The must-have accessory this summer is not the newest Coach purse or the recently released Jimmy Choo wedges, it is not even a designer brand, though design is important. We’re talking about nail art. Even though it’s a small accessory, it has been making a big splash here in Arizona and on the red carpet. Nail art is what you need to complete any and every look this summer. Whether the designs are lines, polka-dots, objects, words or bright colors, it is what every fashionista needs to finish her one-of-a-kind look.

The specialists at 20 Lounge Boutique Nail Bar in Scottsdale has become so popular that they are not only growing here in Arizona but are also starting to pop up in California. Customers are treated to champagne during their treatments, which include professional waxing and facials.

Courtesy of 20 Lounge Nail Bar

Courtesy of 20 Lounge Nail Bar

This summer, the popular colors are bright orange and pink. Chevron nails, which are the zig-zagging lines, have become very big and even celebrities like Katy Perry often wear these funky designs on the red carpet.  Symmetric and asymmetric lines are also hitting it big this season along with nautical themes for beach getaways or cruise line vacations. The most recent trend to pop up is sport themes, whether it is simply the team colors or getting crazy by having the team logo painted on your nails. Now that baseball is in season 20 Lounge is looking to help its customers show off their D-back spirit. The technicians have also noticed that one of the new nail fashion crazes is to hombre the color of their customers’ finger nails and/or toe nails.

 

How to extend the life of your manicure:

Get gel or shellac nails

Courtesy of 20 Lounge Nail Bar

Courtesy of 20 Lounge Nail Bar

They will last about 14 days compared to a regular plain polish manicure, which will only last about two to three days before they start to chip. The gel and shellac nails are designed to last longer and are harder to chip.  To keep manicures looking fresh it is recommended that they are redone about every 14 days and pedicures should be refreshed about once a month.

Be aware you have a manicure
It may sound obvious, but when cleaning house, doing dishes or simple yard work, it is easy to forget about the beautiful manicure you just got. It is best, when doing these tasks, to wear gloves in order to prevent chipping or cracking in the polish. It is also important to keep applying top coat to the polish even after your manicure. This will help keep the polish strong.

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Nailing the Red Carpet Trends: Grammy Awards Edition

The red carpet’s most anticipated nail trends

 

By Kaitlyn Carl

 

When people think of the Grammys, two things come to mind: music and fashion risks. On top of the quirky and unique dresses that we can expect to see from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, we can also be on the lookout for one of the newest fashion accessories – nail art. 20 Lounge Nail Bar and Boutique, a hip Scottsdale beauty bar that is on the cutting edge of the latest nail trends, shares the Grammys most anticipated nail trends with us.

 

Historically, nail trends have always followed fashion trends, and the Grammys’ fashion trends will be no different. “In September, New York Fashion Week set the tone for nail trends, followed by the Golden Globes in early January, which continued to showcase what are bound to be the Grammys’ hottest trends,” said 20 Lounge marketing director, Erica Profitt. “Floral prints, neutral polish and white polish with rhinestones and embellishments will be the red carpet’s hottest nail trends this season” said Profitt.

20 Lounge Floral Nails

The floral print nail was first spotted at New York Fashion Week and then again at the Golden Globes, where the quirky Zooey Deschanel showed off an ornate daisy print nail. “As florals are already a signature of spring, they will be making a full appearance at the Grammys as a manicure trend,” said Profitt. “When choosing colors for your floral design, narrow it down to at most four colors to prevent the nails from looking cluttered. If a full hand of floral is too overwhelming, choose one nail as an accent floral nail and paint your remaining nails a solid color.”

20 Lounge Rhinestone Nails

Another go-to look this season is glitter’s glam 3D counterpart – rhinestones. During Fashion Week at Libertine, models rocked multicolor rhinestones on a neutral polish manicure. Because of the intensity of rhinestones, 20 Lounge recommends pairing them with a neutral polish for a more day-to-night look. “Try mixing up patterns from nail to nail,” says Profitt. “Glitter gradients and stripes were popular last season, so spice up this trend and try it out with rhinestones.”

20 Lounge White Moons

Drumroll please….the least expected nail trend of the Grammy’s: white polish. White polish was once associated with middle school-aged punk girls, but it is making a victorious comeback. If you are not ready to rock white polish, 20 Lounge says that another way to incorporate the white polish trend is to paint white moons at the base of your nail for a ‘half moon mani.’ The colorful half moon mani trend started seasons ago, but is now evolving. Say goodbye to the traditional french manicure, and add pizazz with this season’s half moon mani to get celeb-inspired Grammy nails.

 

To learn about 20 Lounge or to book an appointment for your Grammy-inspired nails, visit www.20lounge.com. 20 Lounge is located at Scottsdale Quarter and at Seville Plaza in Scottsdale.

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Nail Art, Trends: Summer’s Most Smokin’ Accessory

With hands and feet on full display this season, don’t assume that flowing summer dresses and itsy-bitsy bikinis should top your list of trends to rock. Nail art has easily become one of summer’s must-have accessories, (not to mention the most convenient and affordable way to express your inner fashionista). Best of all, your options are endless; there are oodles of different nail art styles and colors. Try one, make a statement, and then swap it out for a new look.

Seeking guidance from an expert, we ventured into the fabulous world of pink at Fuchsia Spa and Nail Salon in Mesa. Managing partner Lisa Vukonich shared with us these early summer, nail art trends:

Rock star

Also known as the glitter nail, rock star has been an exceptionally popular choice. Applied with shellac paint, this look will help you uphold your diva designation by seamlessly taking you from day-to-night without dulling or chipping. This look is available in a vast array of colors.

“It’s like wearing diamonds on your hands and feet,” says Vukonich, who rocks this look herself.

Animalistic

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Does your favorite animal wear stripes or spots? Can’t decide? No matter — this option includes every animal in the kingdom. Whether it’s zebra stripes on your nails, (or just one or two), or sassy cheetah markings, there’s no better way to satisfy your inner beast.

“A lot of women don’t feel like they can wear animal print on their body; thus, they wear it on their nails,” Vukonich says.

Ombre

“I think this look has become so popular because of the trendy ombre hairstyle we’ve seen so much of,” Vukonich says.Nail art

Ombre is the simplest way to spice up your average manicure. Starting with either your thumb or pinkie, your color of choice either fades or deepens depending on your personal preference.

The beauty of this trend is that you can select any color your heart desires. This might be the perfect opportunity to showcase your favorite pastel you’ve been too shy to wear on your body.

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Nude neutrals

If you’re hoping to achieve that prim, proper, subtle look, look no further. A nude nail is a popular selection, a trend that never entirely fades and is always appropriate and flattering.

“Think about your favorite pair of nude pumps, the way they elongate your legs,” Vukonich says. “Nude nails do the same for your fingers.”

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Patterns and prints

From funky hipster to retro throwback, there’s no limit to designs that decorate and highlight your nails. A pattern that seems to be popping up everywhere is chevron. This look is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer: Grab a roll of scotch tape and have at it.

Mix-n-match

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Can’t decide on a color? No problem! Lucky for you, one of summer’s trendiest nail looks is to wear a different color on every nail, (or just one or two). There’s no better option for the indecisive. Pure bliss — a trend with no rules!

Gradient

Nail artIn the same vein as ombre, this look is also very similar to the hairstyle. However, instead of each nail gradually increasing or decreasing in color, the entire light-to-dark, or dark-to-light, effect is happening on each and every one of your nails.

“This is fun for those who want to try one of the summer trends at home. For example, paint all your nails orange. Once dry, apply a strip of orange and red to either the top or bottom of your nail. Next you’ll use a sponge to carefully blend the two colors together,” Vukonich says.


Lisa also says all women who have yet to make the switch to shellac paint should go ahead and take the plunge confidently; it’s well worth it.

“Shellac will not damage your real nail, and you can expect it to stay preserved and chip-free for 14 days,” Vukonich adds. “Keep in mind that no filing or drills should ever be used; the removal process should consist of an acetone foil pack. The paint will just glide right off the nail.”

With all this nail knowledge now embedded in your brain, you’ve become the go-to girl for stylish nail trends this summer. Why wait? Nail euphoria is figuratively, and literally, at your fingertips.

For more information about nail art from Fuchsia Spa and Nail Salon, visit fuchsiaspa.com.

Fuchsia Spa and Nail Salon
Village Square at Dana Park Shopping Center
1854 S. Val Vista, #108, Mesa
(480) 813-PINK (7465)
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