There is no greater feeling than going to Great Waves Salon for a little well-deserved relaxation. And what better way to do so than treating yourself to a manicure and pedicure! After all, there is no feeling like walking out of the salon with a fresh set of polish to show off. Just like you, however, we know how difficult it is to decide on a polish color. You could be looking for ten minutes and still not decide! To keep you looking your best, we’ve decided to put together a little chart that will help you make your color decision, and keep you looking hip for each season.
• Pantone: Every year, Pantone releases their famous “Color of the Year.” For 2016, the experts at Pantone have blessed us with two: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz falls on the pink color spectrum, and is the perfect combination of both light and bold. Serenity, on the other hand, falls on the blue spectrum, with a small hint of periwinkle. More subtle than Rose Quartz, Serenity is a calming shade that reflects a relaxed state of mind.
• Winter: Despite winter in Arizona being relatively warm compared to the rest of the country, winter nail color is standard throughout each state. When the cold weather starts to roll in, you’ll want to stick to a warm, natural color pallet. Whether you like purples, greens, or reds, stick to the richer, darker shades to best match the season. Some of our favorites are Essie’s “Wicked,” and OPI’s “Lincoln Park after Dark.”
• Spring: The best part about spring, aside from warmer weathers and flowers, is the bright colors that people begin to sport on their fingers and toes. It’s easy for people to conflate spring and summer colors, especially since spring here in Tucson is like summer in most other states. But spring colors are different than summer colors, and tend to be lighter in shade. For instance, light pinks tend to be most popular for spring. Whatever spring color catches your eye, be sure to choose something light, delicate, and not too bold. Two of our favorites are OPI’s “Mi Amor” and Essie’s “Sand Tropez.”
• Summer:Like the heat, summer colors are bold and bright. You can choose to go bold with Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple,” an all-time favorite, or more subtle and professional with their “Ballet Slippers” shade. You can also change up your pallet from neutrals to shades like oranges, hot pinks, and even electric blues. Summer is also the only season where it’s appropriate to have all-white nails. Just make sure to change the color before Labor Day!
• Fall:While summer in Tucson bleeds into fall for a few months, fall colors are a whole pallet of their own. Fall colors are more basic in nature, and reflect many true shades such as a pure green or red. Whichever color you decide to put on your nails, pick shade that’s not too bright or dark, such as “First Date at the Golden Gate” by OPI.