Love Story

Love Story

In anticipation of the film Fifty Shades of Grey (Focus Features, 2015), OPI launched six limited-edition nail lacquers. The collection includes five shades of gray, and one rich red hue to complement the movie’s Valentine’s Day weekend premiere. “The collection captures the mood, feelings and emotions of the film,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and artistic director. “It bottles the film’s passion, luxury and power in six beautiful nail lacquers ideal for expressing sensuality through beauty.” Fall in love with colors like pearly silver My Silk Tie, luscious red Romantically Involved or smoky Embrace The Grey. —L.B.






Calming Infuence

Taking Asian folklore to reality, Akoi Nail Spa—opened in March 2014 in Voorhees, NJ—was inspired by koi fish, known for symbolizing peace, good luck, abundance and perseverance. To ensure her salon is an expression of the symbol, owner Jestina Lam designed it to be an intimate and calm setting. “Having no outside distractions was so important to me that I put up a wall dividing the reception and nail areas,” Lam says. To enhance relaxation, clients wear a heated neckpad filled with organic flaxseed during manicures and pedicures, and are treated to a homemade Dead Sea salt oil scrub. After clients finish receiving their nail service—nail art decals are a favorite—they move to the drying bar, where a custom-built and heated corian stone nail table keeps hands warm. —D.C.

feet first

Perfect for small spaces, the compact PS11 Caserta Pedi-Spa from Pibbs combines modern design and comfort. It features a retractable, portable footbath that uses liners and requires no plumbing for sanitary pedicures. The pedi-spa chair swivels and is adjustable, and boasts Pibbs’ original high-comfort Cloud Nine Chair top. The furniture is available in colors to suit any decor. —K.H.