Most of you know that I am a huge fan of Gelish gel polish. It is one of my favorites because it is long lasting and is super durable. I was able to interview Danielle Candido, head manicurist of Gelish about Fall Nail Color Trends.
1. What are some of the hottest fall colors that Gelish offers?
My Nightly Craving, a sophisticated mauve. Love Me Like a Vamp, a sumptuous purple. A Touch of Sass, a captivating, deep red.
2. What are the biggest Fall nails trends?
Texture, texture, texture! Either actual texture on the nail or colors with movement, like shimmers.
3. Any tips for Halloween themed nails?
Instead of painting the traditional black cat on your nail, why not use shredded felt to make it feel like a cat? And go ahead, for Halloween, file one or all of them nice and pointy!
4. What are some of your favorite colors Gelish offers?
It depends on my mood. Thank goodness the collection has so many choices! I do have some go-to’s though. I love Elegant Wish, Tiger Blossom, Midnight Caller, A Mint of Spring, Izzy Wizzy Lets Get Busy, and my newest favorite from the Under Her Spell Fall color collection is A Touch of Sass.
5. Do you suggest someone using Gelish at home or should we stick to the salons?
It’s great to have the option to do a quick polish change at home. For that person, we have Gelish MINI – it’s the same product as Gelish, but made for consumers to use at home and available at Sally Beauty stores and http://www.sallybeauty.com. I will add, however, if you are wearing nail product of any kind, it’s always a good idea to a have a professional manicure from time to time.
6. Can you get designs on gel nails?
Absolutely! This is a major reason why nail styling has become such a big focus of the beauty industry
7. How do you get your gel nails to last as long as possible?
Proper prep and application plus proper maintenance are key factors. The nail has to be totally free of dead tissue and surface oil before you apply to color. Also, use cuticle oil daily. Hydrating the cuticle helps maintain the bond between the gel and the nail plate.
8. How often should you get your gel nails re-done?
Every two to three weeks, depending on your particular growth rate. I have some clients that go as long as four weeks without needing another manicure. I don’t recommend going longer than that, though. Also, it’s important to remove the product and inspect the nails thoroughly.
Thanks Danielle & Gelish for answering these questions! I didn’t really realize you could do designs on gel nails. I want to get back into doing designs on my nails but I do think it would be a little difficult for me to do them myself. I will probably stick to the nail salons for that. But on another note, I’m definitely about to hop over to Sally’s and get some colors so I can do my gel nails at home 🙂