Holidays are hands down the best time of year for many people, but it’s also one of the most stressful due to shopping for gifts, decorating the house, and gearing up for the many gatherings and parties on the calendar. Luckily, your spa can help make life easier for clients during this time of the year by serving as a place where they can experience both comfort and joy. It’s the perfect time to help clients turn into jingle belles by sprucing up everything from their head down to their mistle-toes. After all, the gift of beautiful skin and nails in a relaxing atmosphere is just what clients need to help them look and feel their best this season and beyond.
Since no two seasons are alike when it comes to trendy colors, find out what our experts say are the hottest colors of the holiday season.
“Reds of two varieties—deep chocolate reds, edging on burgundy, and bright poppy fire-engine red. Overall, it’s less about color and more about texture. Metallic, iridescent, pearly—these are all words I'd use to describe a trendy winter 2018 manicure.”—Rita Remark, global lead educator, Essie
“There’s something about the holidays that just demands sparkle. A metallic polish can quickly glam up your everyday look for the holiday season without being too overpowering.”—Monika Garcia, director of education, Londontown
“This holiday season, add something a little unexpected to nails and brighten the season with blues and pinks like soft blue tones and mauve pinks in creams or glitters. Or try out deep red and burgundy tones in a cream finish to contrast the usual glitz during this time of year.”—Morgan Haile, brand namesake, Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer
“After years of nude nails, we’re finally seeing color come back. Plums and berries are the colors of choice for holiday 2018 along with shades of silver and gold in shimmer and chrome finishes.”—Deborah Lippmann, founder and creative director, Deborah Lippmann
“We’re seeing a lot of purple shades for the eyes—subtle smoky eyes in purple hues can dress up any holiday wardrobe. And for lips, red is always a holiday staple, but this year, we’ll see hot pink taking center stage.”—Natalie Soto, global makeup artist and educator, Jane Iredale Cosmetics
“This holiday season’s color trends have a little something for everyone. You’ll see everything from super-bold theatrical, burlesque-inspired reds and pinks to barely there sheer pastel tints. At their most extreme, you will see retro trends resurface like classic red lips, bold black eyeliner, and satin-velvet complexions accompanied by macro-glitter accents on the eyes and lips.”—Paige Peerenboom, creative director and director of product development, Au Naturale Cosmetics
“The trends in color this season are semi-matte rosy pink, pure red, and nude brown lip colors; rosy brown, antique pink, and cranberry lip liners; gold, copper, and white shimmer eyeshadows; deep blue-black or chocolate-brown matte eyeliners; metallic eyeliners in green, blue, and cream; and blushers in burgundy, mauve, or coral.”—Lindsay Ebbin, cofounder and president, BAM Brands USA