Winter Nail Art Trends

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Maybe you prefer your Winter with a side of suntan lotion and South Beach, but Winter is here folks! And whether you’re down with the frozen part or not, it’s still the season of fun and that means pulling together the hottest looks for this, oh so cool season! So, while you’re working your way into 2019, be sure to check out some of the nail trends that you will see everywhere this year.

Not your ordinary French – While we love the elegant look of pretty French tips, we absolutely adore this warm, Winter take on a classic, that foregoes the white line for a deep crimson paired with another thin metallic or black line. For even more pizazz, add a sprinkling of fine glitter to the darker line for a festive accent.

A rose by any other name – is gold – Rose-gold that is. It’s not just for jewelry or smart phones, it’s a super-gorgeous way to deck out your nails as you deck the halls! Look for rose-gold glitter polish at most of y our favorite retailers.

Foiled again – But in a good, gold-foil way. Especially when it’s gold foil accents carefully placed over a deep, holiday red polish. Rich and glamorous, this look begs to be paired with matching red lips!

Icicle-Princess – Channel your inner “Frozen” princess with delicately pointed and painted icicles at the tips of your nails. This uber-frosty look begins with pale, ice blue polish with icicles hand-painted vertically from one side of your nails to the other, starting at the tip of the nail and stopping about halfway, alternating colors in white, grey and silver glitter in varying lengths.

Winter flannel – It’s not just for lumberjacks and winter jammies – warm, whimsical plaid is a perfect way to show your love of all things winter! Start with a white base, (or any lighter color than the top coat) and carefully paint a plaid pattern checkerboard on each nail, creating every other “square” in diagonal stripes.

Who doesn’t love a chance to jazz up their look with the changing of the season! If you love changing up your nails and trying hot new styles, maybe you should consider a career in the creative world of nail artistry! Nail artists are in high demand and what better way to express yourself than by exploring the inner artist inside you? For more information about a career in nail technology, or to learn more about the beauty industry, contact your local licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.

Coolest Winter Hairstyle Trends

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Ancient Greek philosopher and poet, Aristotle, said – “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” Well, if you’re going to be out appreciating all that wintry beauty this year, why not make sure you look good doing it? After all, just like every snowflake is unique, so are you! And our coolest season is the perfect time to try out a hot new hairstyle! We’ve rounded up some of this year’s go-to looks that making more than snow melt!

It’s a crazy shade of winter – Contrary to the classic song, all the leaves are not brown, they’re all pretty much gone and a great way to inspire your winter is to bring some fall color with you! This season, one of the hottest color trends is all about burnished bronze, copper tones and rich, radical shades of red that don’t just pop, they explode!

Bang for your buck – There always seems to be a style for bangs that comes and goes with the season from the long-side swept bangs to sweet, baby bangs cut so short you’re not sure if it was a mistake or not. But this winter there’s something for everyone and if you got ‘em, (bangs, that is) – flaunt ‘em! Whether it’s the thick full forehead fringe, the choppy punkish vibe, or the side-swept long and lovely glam look – every set of bangs is welcome this season!

In betweeners – Uber curls or sleek, stick straight hair? If you have one, you typically want the other. But the subtle wave of choice this season, is somewhere in between and we love it! Long, shoulder length, lob or bob – a touch of wave adds a touch of romance and is far less time-consuming than taming an unruly mop of corkscrews into submission with a flat-iron or perking up ultra-straight hair into a mass of curls. If you don’t want to commit to one or the other, try somewhere in between.

Hat Hair –The “throw a hat on it,” seems a bit too predictable and kind of a copout, right? That is, until you see the too cute selection of hats keeping hair under control this winter. Try a simple, soft knitted beanie that allows your hair to frame your face and can be purchased in almost any color! Or a traditional, but oh so playful, knitted beanie with that adorable pom-pom on the top. There are even hats that are more headband than hat making a debut this winter. Some of them are even embellished with adorable rhinestone buttons to add a little pizazz to that combination head-warmer/head-turner you’re sporting.

Arctic Fox – What screams winter more than ice? Icy platinum that is. When the backdrop is a grey, wintry sky, ultra-blond will have you channeling your inner ice princess. Be sure to use a great toning shampoo and conditioner for this style to look perfectly platinum without looking like your hair is dried and fried!

Winter doesn’t have to be dreary and dreaded folks. It’s just one more opportunity mother nature gives us to express ourselves. So, get out there and don’t be afraid to be a different snowflake every day! If you’re a fan of expressing yourself by creating signature looks and then recreating them over and over – maybe, you should explore a career in cosmetology! To learn more about a career in cosmetology, check out some of the beauty schools in your area or contact your local state licensing board for a list of accredited schools. No matter what season it is, cosmetologists are out there making the rest of us look good and changing the world one hot hairstyle at a time!