With only a few short weeks left until my wedding day, I am finally able to focus on some of the smaller, but very important, aspects of the planning process—hair, makeup, and nails. I had my hair and makeup trial last week at Pink Comb Salon in Nutley, NJ, and was completely thrilled with the look owner, makeup artist, and hair stylist Michelle Lo Conte gave me. Now I need to focus on my nails. While I’m not sure yet if I want the traditional French manicure or if I’d rather a very soft shade of pink, I’ve discovered that there are myriad nail color options out there for brides to choose from. Essie’s new 2010 Wedding Color Collection, for example, features six classically chic colors created to complement any bride’s look on her wedding day. The collection consists of Petal Pink, a creamy pink; BBF Best Boyfriend, a creamy mauve; Pillow Talk, a sheer nude; Walk Down the Aisle, a creamy white; Show Me the Ring, an iridescent pearl; and Main Squeeze, a shimmery lilac shade. “Every bride is in the spotlight on her wedding day and I wanted to give her the confidence she deserves with these new shades,” says Essie Weingarten, founder and president of Essie Cosmetics. “Weddings are full of colorful personal touches, from flowers to dresses and desserts. The perfect manicure adds to the originality of your special day in a way that nothing but nail polish can.”
What are some bridal nail trends you are seeing at your spa? How do you help clients choose the perfect shade for their Big Day?