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Nailing Down Your Bridal Look

Once you slip that sparkly ring on your finger, it’s happily ever after. Or at least you thought it was, until you realized you have an entire wedding to plan. Wedding planning can be a stressful time between picking out font styles for your invitations and finding the perfect shade of coral for the reception napkins…the list goes on and on. While all those elements are certainly important, the main attraction for the guests will be the glowing bride. Nailing down your bridal look is crucial and the following are steps to make sure you get all the details right.


Search For Inspiration


Before making any decision, take some time to look through bridal magazines, Pinterest, old movies, or wherever it is that you draw inspiration from. Decide how you want to look and, more importantly, how you want to feel. Old Hollywood glamour? Magical forest fairy? Whatever it is, make sure that each part of your bridal look embodies this aesthetic and feeling and you will look thoughtfully put together on your big day.


Bombshell Hair


There are a few considerations for hair. Will your wedding be outside? Does your dress have a high neckline? Will you be wearing a veil? Walk through every aspect of your day, the external conditions like weather, what you’ll be wearing, etc. Once you have a style in mind, run through a trial session with your hair stylist before the wedding. This will ensure you are both on the same page, as well as provide a dry-run to see how much time you should allot for hair styling on the actual wedding day, although it’s probably prudent to add an additional 30 minutes on to that.


On Point Make-Up


A wedding ceremony plus a reception to follow can make for quite a long day and night when it comes to having picture perfect make up that stays in place. A professional make-up artist is the best choice to ensure your make up is perfect down to every lash and that your make up will last throughout dancing, sweating, and happy tears. To make matters even simpler, look for a salon that offers complete Arvada bridal services and you may be able to bundle hair styling, make up application, and nail services together for ease of scheduling and possibly even a discount.


Think Sun Kissed Bronze, Not Orange


If you’ll be wearing a white dress, sometimes it’s nice to have a little color on your skin to really make the white color really pop. However, try to get a tan that looks as natural as possible as you don’t want your guests to make Jersey Shore references during the ceremony. A great recommendation is to try spray tanning. Since it’s temporary, you can test out the right shade for you well in advance of the big day.


A Little More Bling


While your engagement ring will certainly be the star of the jewelry show, a few simple pieces of jewelry can really compliment your wedding gown and tie the whole look together. Long earrings can elongate your face and make you look thinner while elegant pearl studs can add the perfect touch of class to an old school glamour up-do.

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4 Popular Nail Trends to Try

Most regular manicures last on average for about a week, with shellac manicures lasting up to two weeks. Using the two week estimate, that’s twenty-six times a year that you have the chance to try out a fun new nail look. Instead of getting in a rut and choosing the same red or pink simple polish manicure each week, why not try one of these trends instead?


The Statement Nail


Instead of painting all of your nails the same color, this trend involves painting one nail on each hand a different color, creating a “statement” nail, if you will. This nail is typically the one on your ring finger. Try painting this statement nail a contrasting color, bedazzling it in glitter, adding a design such as polka dots or a heart, or simply using a matte version of the same color. While all of these design ideas are fun, they can be a bit overwhelming when used on every single finger. By using these designs on the statement nail exclusively, you can still have some fun without being too in your face. This also makes the design feel more special.


The 3D Nail


This nail trend is one that is a little trickier to do at home so you may want to ask a professional Avarda 3D nail artist at your favorite nail salon to get the best results. 3D nails are a great way to really make a statement and are the perfect accent to a costume or special event. Some 3D nails can be as simple as adding rhinestones or other jewel accents, while some can be more sculptural. Flowers, pearls, bows, fruit, stars, and cartoon characters are just a few examples of the fun 3D art design you can add to any nail.


The Marbled Nail


Marbled nails are created by dipping the nail into marbleized polish. To do this, fill a shallow dish with warm water and then begin adding drips of polish to the water, one at a time, one on top of the other. Once you have about 8-10 layers, use a toothpick or other utensil and drag it across the surface of the water until you reach your desired marbleized effect. Simply dip the nail onto the surface of the water and nail polish mixture. Use nail polish remover or acetone in order to remove any extra nail polish along the cuticles, and then allow the nails to dry fully before sealing with a clear coat of polish.


The Almond Nail


If you don’t want to commit to overly saturated hues, wacky patterns, or sculptural 3D art, a great way to mix things up and add a little fun to your nail game is to try changing the shape of your nail. Instead of simply rounded or square shaped nails, try the latest nail trend by asking your manicurist for an almond shaped nail. It may take several return trips of growing out your nails and subsequently filing them into the almond shape in order to cultivate the perfect shape as it’s not easy to do with very short nails. This is a great nail trend for those who love experimenting with their nails but work in a professional environment where wild designs are frowned upon.

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Want To Nail It? Get The Perfect Summer Manicure

Let your personal style speak with your nails. Ditch that boring manicure and pedicure this season.  French tips, pink acrylic and solid red manicures are classic, but this summer, break out and go for daring manicured looks.  Use bold nail lacquers and glosses to set trends this season. Different shapes, textures and techniques are all great tools to express yourself through your nail design.


No More Basic Manicures!


Getting your nails done is a good opportunity to explore creativity and imagination. There are no limits to inventiveness. Hollywood Hair Of Fame nail artists are equipped with the tools to help your dream manicure manifest in reality.  Use nail trends to express yourself. Song lyrics, cultural flags, favorite books and even favorite foods can be expressed through nail art.  There are infinite possibilities for your next nail session.

There are many nail trends to step out of your comfort zone and try. Plentiful options mean there is a new look for even the most traditional of nail enthusiasts. When getting your routine manicure and pedicure, mention to the nail artist that you would like to try something new. You do not have to sacrifice the quality of your nails to achieve a new look.  A manicure can add comfort and class to your hands. After the nails are filed, trimmed and buffed, the real fun begins.


Use Colors That Shine


Add colors, patterns, shapes and textures to your paint job. A fun nail trend is metallic nail polish. Golds, bronzes, silvers and rose golds are perfect shades to match an all over summer glow.  Using metallic colors on your nails will add to your season glow.  Use metallic colors to coat the entire nail or as a fun accent color. Metallic nail polish is a cool update on the French manicure. Instead of white tips, opt for silver or gold.


Add Art That Stands Out


Nail art can be a fun way to spice up your manicure. In Arvada 3D nail art is a top trend and perfect for any occasion.  3D nail art can be done on natural nails or acrylic and gel manicures. Typically, the 3D element is created and then attached to the nail bed  A nail artist can use various colored acrylics and paint  to create designs and attach them on the wearers nails using nail glue. Shapes such as flowers can be sculpted and painted for a glamourous look.   Rhinestones, beads and other small items can be glued on to achieve the 3D effect as well.


Everyone Can Do It


Another fun nail trend is modernizing classic nail polish. As mentioned before, doing things like changing the color of your French tip can provide a fresh update to an everyday look.  There are many ways to add a new twist to the classics. Instead of white tips, go for a full white nail. Is red or pink your go-to nail polish color? Use a glittery top coat or even a full glitter nail polish in your favorite hue.

Do not be afraid to step outside of the box. Gather inspiration from nature, magazines and other forms of media.  Use your nails to complete your look.