Nail File

Asia Major

East meets West in Hong Kong, a new collection of polishes from

OPI. Perfect for dressing up nails this spring and summer, the 12 shades range from rich red (Red My Fortune Cookie, top) to dazzling gold (Bling Dynasty, bottom) to warm caramel (Chop-Sticking to My Story), plus plenty of deep oranges and purples. According to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director, "The new shades will define the look of nails for spring—the season of fashion reawakening."

Take Five

When Hollywood hipsters want to want to play beautiful, they step out to Los Angeles' Nidhi Lal's Recess, an eco-chic playground for pretty, polished nails and nontoxic treatments. Featuring "green" creature comforts that range from energy-efficient Swarovski mini-chandeliers and no-VOC, resin-coated flooring to recycled art deco chairs and organic bamboo linens, the space delivers plenty of eco-luxury. Favorite offerings include Recess' Signature Pedicure service, which boasts organic essential oils, exfoliation using a Dead Sea salt and sugar scrub, an extended massage and a lavender paraffin wrap. —K.D.

My Cherry Amour

Nothing less than instant glamour and perhaps even inspired by Cupid himself, sexy red nail lacquers are the ultimate seduction for tips and toes. In anticipation of Valentine's Day, beauty devotees will surely fall hard for these passionate scarlet shades that range from fiery red to deep burgundy. —K.D.

Face Value

A Clear Vision

Clients can achieve clearer and younger looking skin with products that address both acne and aging.

Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects 40 to 50 million Americans, many of whom are adults. From stress to diet to the environment, there are many causes for acne flare-ups in adults, who can find the skincare issue particularly frustrating to deal with. Many acne medications and products are drying to the skin, but aging skin needs moisture. Skincare companies are addressing the problem by developing lines designed specifically for both acne and anti-aging. Murad has recently launched its Anti-Aging Acne line for adult acne concerns. It helps restore a smooth, youthful complexion by addressing acne breakouts and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The three-step regimen consists of Time Release Acne Cleanser, Acne & Wrinkle Reducer and Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20. Intraceuticals Clarity Infusion is an oxygen-powered treatment that addresses acne issues, including bacteria, inflammation and sebum production. It also delivers antioxidants and vitamins to the skin; hydrates and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and firms, tones and improves skin radiance. The line consists of Clarity Gel Infusion, Clarity Blemish Repair and Clarity Gel Treatment. A different approach to fighting acne and aging is the ANSR: Acne Care System, which is an at-home photo light therapy device featuring an LED light that alternates between red and blue for acne-related and anti-aging benefits.