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Sugary-Sweet Pink and Red Polishes for Spring

Jamie Newman | January 26, 2016 | 12:33 PM
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Essie Director of Education Gino Trunzo says the perfect gift to recommend male clients buy their special someone is a relaxing manicure. Begin the service with Essie’s Intensive Starter Scrub and follow it with the brand’s Smooth Attraction Mask to leave hands and arms silky and hydrated. Trunzo recommends "Lovie Dovie" (shown) as a perfect Valentine's Day shade.
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Celebrity nail tech Elle thinks the perfect date night nail should reflect your client’s personality: a classic red for the glamour girl; a light, translucent pink for the sweetheart; and an edgy crimson red for the vixen.Elle recommends Dermelect's "red-iculous" (shown) for her go-to classic red.
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Deborah Lippmann founder and creative director of her namesake brand says opaque pastels for spring will be huge. “The soft light colors are very refreshing,” she says. “ I also think light shimmer will be a huge hit as well.” Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in "the pleasure principle" is shown.
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“For Valentine’s Day I recommend offering couples service packages, says John Nguyen, CND education ambassador. “Usually men will get services for their significant others, but shy away about going to get the services themselves. Having the couples packages opens up the opportunity to target future male clients and lets them have time with their special someone." CND Shellac shown in "cake pop".
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OPI nail experts recommend "Spoken From the Heart" (shown) from the Hello Kitty collection—their perfect hot pink shade for Valentine’s Day and the warmer months ahead.
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“A sweet addition to any nail service would be a chocolate scrub for soft hands and feet—especially in the dry winter months—and, of course, a glass of champagne,” says Sarah Bland, international brand ambassador for Smith & Cult. “Rose petals in the pedicure tub are also a nice touch.” Smith & Cult polish shown in "Gay Ponies Dancing in the Snow".
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“We love classic red or pink polish for Valentine’s Day,” says Liliana Pennington, director of education for Londontown. “Red is for passion and pink is feminine. These colors are modest, yet romantic and go with everything.” Londontown lakur polish shown in "Queen of Hearts".
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Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to let your clients take a break from their dark winter polishes and embrace pinks, reds and purples. These hues can take your clients from Valentine's Day to spring break. Here, experts from some of your favorite brands weigh in on shades, services and finishes you can recommend to your clients for Valentine's Day and beyond. 

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