Top Trending Nail Colors with a Twist

This summer we are seeing colors anywhere from soft pastels to bright neons.

The top trending colors are: sea-foam green, teal,  turquoise, orange, coral, fuchsia, and hot pink.  Summer nails are more active, so trending now are shorter more almond shaped nails.

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Nail Technicians Top Choice Gel Nails

Gelcolor_OPI | Tampa Nail SalonGel nails are all the rage in salons and spas across the country, and OPI Gelcolor is one of the top choices of nail technicians.

OPI’s formula is 100% gel and lasts for a minimum of two to three weeks while still keeping its shine.  Gelcolor comes in traditional OPI bottles in their most popular shades.  The gel is cured for 30 seconds per coat (vs about 2 minutes with Shellac) under an LED UV lamp.  It can be easily removed in about 15 minutes without nail […]

What your nail polish reveals about you

Red nail polish

Red nail polish is undoubtedly the most popular nail color and the hardest one to pull off.

People who love using red possess an undeniable confidence and strong aura about themselves.

Neutral Nail polish

Neutrals are accepted anywhere and anyhow.  They go well with anything and they are chic whether for day or night.

People who prefer neutrals are divas at heart and they are very sophisticated.

Pink Nail Polish

Love Yourself. You’ll Have More to Give Others

We often find it hard to love ourselves.  Particularly women.  We will love our dear ones and everyone else we find we should love, but we forget to love ourselves.  It is important to once in a while take out time to not only give yourself a pat on the shoulder, but also to pamper yourself.

Spend a day at the spa!

We have several packages such as our Grand Spa Sampler (which is my favorite ) that includes an Express facial, 40 minute massage, Grand manicure & pedicure, Blow-dry….and lunch!

We also have new packages every month […]

Must Have Looks for Holiday Nails

muppet collection - Tampa Nail SalonNail polish has become a very popular accessory.

Winter is for decadent colors that are cheerful and bright, or dramatically different.

The biggest trend in nail polish for the winter and holiday season is…glitter and shimmer!

OPI Holiday Muppet Collection

Check out OPI’s new Holiday Muppet Collection.  (Currently in stock at The Grand)

Also popular…metallics and neutrals.

Here is OPI’s, “Uh-Oh, Roll Down the Window,”

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and “Russian Navy.”

Fall’s Fashion Trends for Nails

Custom solid hues and an array of French and moon manicures took front stage for fall colors and designs at New York Fashion Week. Internationally, reds and metallic shades were popular.


Popular in the fall is the half moon. The spring 2011 trend suggested that we paint the crescents in black and white.

Or try a variation by painting them silver, gold, or any other variation.

Basic, French Nudes

French nude black tip | Fall Nail Fashion TrendsBe sure to select a […]

Hot New Fall Trends

The leaves will begin to fall, but girls go ahead and let your summer colors fall right into this season with you!

No need to totally ditch them for the darker more mysterious fall colors.deep chocolate hair color- Tampa Salon

Tie in your beautiful rich colors with a pop of bright color.

Fall Hair Colors

For example, give your hair a little more depth for the season with more dimension from a deep chocolate or rich raspberry tone

The Secret to End of Summer Nail Strengthening

Reviving your nails after a long summer and throughout the year only requires one primary supplement – Biotin.

Biotin has been shown to increase the strength and flexibility of your nails.
Biotin for nails | Tampa Nail Salon

Biotin Bonus

As a bonus, it also adds shine and strength to the hair as well.

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According to Dr. Stern, M.D. (board certified dermatologist specializing in nails), taking Biotin orally has shown improvement in weak, peeling nails.

Biotin is a B-complex vitamin that […]

The Must Have Manicure

For the end of summer and start of the fall season there are a couple of cutting edge must have manicures for the ultimate fashionista. Forget your “go-to” french manicure of the past and take the new two-toned spin on it.

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Two-toned nails create a whole new take on the boring french manicure! You can mix bold brights or neutrals for an edgy but sleek look.

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How to Have Summer Perfect Nails

nail color imgSummer time is ripe for fun—beginning with your nails.

We’ve compiled the hottest shades to dazzle your fingertips.

From classic blue, green, hot pink, orange, and yellow, these lacquers can be rocked all summer long.

High gloss shine polishes achieve a “wet” look and appear freshly painted. Super glossy nails in a bright color draw attention to the nails and are cute ways to accent jewelry.
Selecting nail polishes that contain chunky bits of glitter, stars and small beads are popular new options. Once dry, these textured polishes […]