Professional Beauty North 2017


This year the Nailista team returned to Professional Beauty North for our usual scouting mission for nail trends for Christmas and 2018! We love to stay on top of trends, so our clients can have the latest nail art on demand. Last year saw a huge rise in chrome powders, and we certainly saw lots of clients rocking this look for Christmas!

The show is also a great opportunity for our technicians to update their skills and pick up some tips and tricks from some of the nail technician ‘celebrities’ and award winning pros. This year the team sat in on an excellent demonstration of Bridal nail art; we learnt how to take chrome nails one step further with layered nails of stamping and sculpted gel roses. Just take a look at this sample we saw below; we can do our best to recreate something similar for your big day!


After absorbing all the knowledge we could from that skill session the Nailistas headed in to scour all the stalls for glitters, chromes and other special effects we think you’ll love. Glitters are always huge at Christmas, and although we already have a huge range of colours in store, we are firm believers in the fact you can never have too much glitter. We picked up some gorgeous rose gold glitter tones, as well as some multi-glitz glitters that feature different shapes for a multidimensional look. (Psst, we’re already starting to get bookings for Christmas, so book online now to avoid disappointment!)

Christmas trends we’ve spotted so far include frosty white glitters with iridescent undertones, and mermaid chromes over icy colours. Just take a look at some of the white glitters we picked up for the salon:

We’ve also noticed a lot of traders at the exhibition promoting holo flakies; these are tiny pieces of holographic mylar which make your nails look like opals! They’re a big bridal trend, but would also look great for Christmas parties. We’ve got a few examples of these in the salon.

Got a Christmas party coming up? ‘Tis the season to make a flamboyant statement, and at the show we also saw Swarovski showcasing entire nail samples encrusted with crystals; we can create a very similar look in the salon for  fraction of the price with our standard crystals, why not enquire and get a glitter manicure with an accent nail in crystals?

We’re looking forward to next year!

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