One of the events I had the pleasure of attending during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was a Manicure Trend Event hosted by Salon A.K.S to showcase their custom blended nail creations for Spring and Summer.Â With a lot ofÂ their clients embracing bolder nails (thanks to the likes of fashionistas like Rihanna and Fergie),Â for Spring and Summer the Salon A.K.S nail teamÂ wentÂ for a modern twist on the French Manicure and produced six amazing (three for spring and three for summer) looks that have me peeking down random holes for any sign of a Groundhog.Â All six looks were the result of custom blended nail colors from Essie and Deborah Lippmann by the three A.K.S Nail Technicians Kelly, Doris and Rita.
For Spring the looks were very soft, feminine and ethereal.Â Â The three custom blended shades for Spring areÂ Greek Goddess, Baby’s Breath and Lilac in the Tuleries…I feel ethereal just saying them out loud.
The looks for Summer are flirty, fun, edgy and sexy…I can definitely picture them on the likes of Rihanna, Â Katy Perry and even Lady Gaga.Â Of the three shades (Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Polka Dot, Sizzling Summer Pink and Hot Poppy) my favorite is Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Polka Dot (try to guess which one that is from the pic).
Of course one simply cannot attend a Manicure Trend Event without sampling one of the trends.Â The shade I chose was Lilac In The Tuleries…with the exception of the white tip.Â The shade looked great on my skin tone and although it was Lilac it seemed to go with everything I wore that week.Â I also left with tips from my nail technician, one being that the white spotsÂ nails do not indicate a calcium deficiency as many people think, but is actually a sign of dehydration, the other tip was that miniaturization right before bed is necessary in the prevention of dry cuticles and hang nails.
With this winter seemingly being one of the worst I can recall in a very long time, it was great to experience (if even very fleetingly) a taste of early Spring.