Pantone is possibly one of the most influential voices in fashion trends, the company helps designers from all disciplines; from fashion to furnishings; and graphic design to gardening; decide on colour palettes. That means their Colour of the Year is a bit of a big deal.
The colour is decided by careful trend analysis; experts keep up to date with the latest fashions on the street in London, Paris and New York, and are the first to spot colours emerging at Fashion Weeks around the globe. They consider a whole range of other factors too, such as if a certain travel destination is becoming popular, or what artists are showing new collections, experts even take note of colours used in the latest tech releases.
Just take a look back on past colours Pantone noted; in 2017 the colour was ‘Greenery’ (remember the hype about palm leaf prints?) and in 2016 it was ‘Rose Quartz’ (Millenial pink, anyone?) and before that, it was ‘Marsala’, that deep oxblood red we saw on all the must have designer bags.
2018? Pantone are backing ‘Ultra Violet’, a rich, neon purple. Expect to see it trickling into the high-street when they launch their spring collections.
Featured: Artistic Pin-up Purple
If you want to be ahead of the fashion pack, it’s time to start thinking of Cadbury purple nails! We have plenty of choice when it comes to purples at Nailista, from parma-violet lilacs, to deep, dark, glittering indigo, but if you want a good dupe for Pantone’s Ultraviolet in a gel manicure, we recommend Artistic’s ‘Pin-Up Purple’ or CND Shellac’s ‘Purple Purple’.
Thinking of booking in for ultraviolet nails? Pop over to our treatments page and choose your favourite pamper package, then book online here!
Valentines day. The mere mention of it strikes dread into the hearts of many, whether you’re trying to impress a new beau or keeping the romance going in a long term relationship, it can be tricky to find the ideal romantic gesture. That’s why we’ve resolved to take all the stress away from the day, we’ve got you covered with some great ideas for the ultimate valentines day out; nails and pampering at Nailista and some of our favourite local romantic haunts. Take a look.
For Best Friends Who Need a Girl’s Day Out
Who needs romance? It’s overrated. Why not bring your besties in for matching heart acrylics or cute gel nail art? Head to our Trafford Centre branch, which is conveniently located inside Topshop – choose some outfits while you’re there, then head for a Mean Girls inspired mall lunch at Five Guys (be sure to get a good people watching table and judge everyone’s outfits. So fetch.). Finish your day with a makeover in Selfridges, before stocking up on candy and cakes from Patisserie Valerie in their food hall, ready to head home for a chick flick movie marathon.
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Super cute nail art
For When You Need to Nail the First Date
You don’t want to come over too overbearing, but you still want to be prince charming – so how do you find the balance? Here’s the plan. Send her over to Nailista Chester with a voucher for a chic gel manicure, ideally with glitter (it’s the way to a girl’s heart, trust us.). When she’s feeling totally pampered, whisk her to the coolest cocktail bars in town; on Watergate Street you’ll find Craft & Co, a gorgeous gin bar that makes great cocktails and has plenty of cosy corners to snuggle up in. She’ll be smitten.
For The Love Of Your Life
Only the best will do, so go all out! Pamper your beloved with our Flawless Finish Pedicure which includes an indulgent soak, rasp and massage, before a slick of gel polish. Follow that up with either our Full Jet Set Acrylics, or our Two Weeks on Shoot gel manicure, a divine treatment which covers all bases. Confused? Give us a call and we’ll decipher the jargon. After that make a grand gesture by heading to Cloud 23, Manchester’s cocktail bar in the sky, on the 23rd floor of the iconic Hilton building.