Moody metallics popped up in a majority of fall/winter 2014 collections, from Vera Wang’s tomboy mineral leather skirt to Badgley Mischka’s leopard prints and jazzy ensembles. As autumn rolls in, show clients how to put the pedal to the metal with twinkling OPI My Signature Is “DC”; brassy Essie Penny Talk; or burnished CND Gilded Pleasure. cnd.com; essie.com; opi.com —D.C.
Left to Right: OPI-My Signature Is “DC”,CND Gilded Pleasure, Essie Penny Talk
Hailey, ID might be a small town, but at Chic Nail + Beauty Bar guests can experience big-city pampering. The 2,500-square-foot bi-level salon, which opened four years ago and relocated in June, features upscale, sophisticated decor like gold accent pieces, marble countertops and a zebra-skin rug in the waiting area. “It’s bright and cheerful and people feel relaxed,” says owner Kelly Moreland. Services incorporate CND, OPI, Footlogix and NutraLuxeMD products, and include nailcare, facials, massage, waxing, eyelash extensions and spray tanning. Clients can even opt for combined services; the Spa Pedicure with the Works includes an express facial and a pedicure with pumpkin enzyme treatment and paraffin wax. Because Chic Nail + Beauty Bar has a beer and wine license, it hosts private parties, which encourage guests to have fun with friends, staff and other clients. “The relationships we create with our clients are genuinely true friendships,” says Moreland. —N.A.
For guests who want to show off their fabulous pedicures in a unique style, the Naked Sandal, a collection of handcrafted foot jewelry from Go Nearly Naked, is the perfect option. Each piece boasts natural gemstones and modern- and vintage-inspired castings accentuated with luxurious detailing like Czech glass, ruby or Swarovski crystal. “Jewelry is one of the few things that can always be an expression of you and reflect who you really are,” says Go Nearly Naked designer and founder Crista Grasso. Each naked sandal can be worn with open-toed shoes and comes with a chain or an adjustable toe ring closure and secure lobster clasp. gonearlynaked.com —L.B.