Maybe it’s time to rev up your service menu. We’ve got a specialty manicure you’ll want to try plus some new shades of nail color that are just right for spring. ✂ —Nicole Altavilla
Want to add some sparkle to your manicures? Take a cue from Sundrops Nail Spot in Phoenix. The Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend manicure starts with a hand soak in a bowl filled with faux diamond jewels, followed by nail shaping, cleansing and restoration. After a rich, moisturizing hand mask is applied, hands are wrapped in steamed towels. The big finish: a 10-minute citrus rose butter massage. What’s not to love? >
Look what we found to prep nails for polish, treat ragged cuticles and moisturize hands.
OPI Avojuice Hand & Body Lotion in Sweet Lemon Sage features notes of sweet lemons and Mediterranean sage. Boasting an increased barrier renewal complex, the formula helps skin retain moisture and increases skin’s hydration. opi.com
Zoya Remove Plus is a 3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail prep and nail conditioner that helps clean and prep nails for a base coat. What’s more, it also moisturizes, nourishes and fortifies the nail plate, and is now available in a spill-proof, 8 oz. Big Flipper pump container. zoya.com
Spilo File Catty is a multifunctional tool and comes in four fun designs. The nail snag quick fix eliminates hangnails; the cuticle push keeps nail beds neat; and the under nail clean sweep rids grime from nails. Each file comes in a clear, protective case. spilo.com
CND Solar Oil is a cuticle oil that’s infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. When used regularly, it drives nutrients deeper into the nails to strengthen them and also hydrates the cuticle area. It can be used with any nail service, gel or lacquer. cnd.com