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More Spring Fashion Colors

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012 8. Driftwood (Pantone color number 18-1210) Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s vibrant colors. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel won’t brighten a dull day, but this moody gray can help balance out some of the bolder spring […]

Spring Fashion Colors

______________________________________________________________________________ Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012   6. Margarita (Pantone color number 14-0116) This toned down version of a margarita is a subdued yellowish green that lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. The hue reminds one of the classic combination of lime and salt….yum…and just like the combination, using this […]

Fashion Colors for Spring #5

  Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012   5. Starfish (Pantone color number 16-1120) This deep khaki is the perfect backdrop and works well as a solid base with dynamic accents such as Sodalite, Tangerine Tango, Solar Power and Cabaret. This practical neutral radiates warmth so naturally that it will be one of […]

Spring Fashion Color #4

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012   4. Cabaret (Pantone color number 18-2140) Cabaret is literally a hot pink. Don’t you love hot pink? I do. It’s a “Look at me now” shade of pink that’s extremely flattering, warms pale skin tones and contrasts well with darker complexions. The key to making this […]

Spring Fashion Color #4

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

4. Cabaret (Pantone color number 18-2140)

Cabaret is literally a hot pink. Don’t you love hot pink? I do. It’s a “Look at me now” shade of pink that’s extremely flattering, warms pale skin tones and contrasts well with darker complexions. The key to making this vibrant color work for you is to pair a hot pink dress with decidedly adult shoes like sophisticated black pumps or strappy nude stilettos. A simple, black or metallic clutch works best too. If the idea of drawing a lot of attention to yourself makes you quiver, you can access the trend with an accessory. Switch it up with a studded, pink suede evening bag, fabulous shoes or show stopping earrings. Lipstick or blush which will add an instant edge to anything you wear. Oh, and keep in mind that a woman in hot pink can’t be a bore. You had better have some zingers if you plan to swan around in hot pink. Think Holly Golightly…….I’m just saying….

Next Week:

 

Starfish (Pantone color number 16-1120)
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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

 

 

 

 

1. Tangerine Tango (Pantone color number 17-1463)

A bright, juicy, happy color that is wonderfully flattering on all skin tones. I have had a lovely time over the last few days pouring over a plethora of combinations this particularly vibrant color will work with. My personal favorite, and by far the most popular, is tangerine, white and navy. I just LOVE this combination! Particularly matched with denim, tangerine’s brilliant color attracts a lot of attention – it just screams ‘World, look out ‘cuz here I come’ through a megaphone.  Doesn’t everyone need a pair of tangerine espadrilles?  They say “I am fun but don’t mess with me”.  How can you NOT be empowered to do the best at everything that comes your way? I’m just saying…. Look for additional colorful pairings with black, off-white and lighter neutral colors.

 

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012


 

 

 

 

2.  Solar Power (Pantone color number 13-0759)

Yellow, from mustard to marigold, is one of Spring’s hottest color trends (pardon the pun!) and this golden yellow channels its warmest undertones. Along with its partner tangerine, (which is seriously EVERYWHERE this Spring), the bright hue is adding a “little ray of sunshine” to wardrobes that are otherwise dominated by lots of gray and even more black…. Not too keen on rocking a bright yellow top?  If yellow scares you, it’s understandable but take it from me, find a way to incorporate yellow into your wardrobe.  Start small, by adding a shopper tote or textured bag or my personal preference, a pair of fabulous “Hello, I’m here and have we met yet?” kind of shoes in this high-wattage color. I’m just saying……

Still too big of a risk, then accessories are a great way to add a pop of sunshine color whether through bangles, a whimsical necklace, or cocktail rings. And of course, an awesome yellow umbrella would be a delightfully, sassy way to brighten any old rainy day!

 

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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

 

 

 

 

3. Sodalite blue (Pantone color number 19-3953)

For those who love a nautical navy in the springtime, the cool blue tones in this color really matches the rich royal blue undertones of its mineral namesake. Whether you’re sporting the nautical trend with navy blue and white stripes, or sticking with a simple all-blue shift dress, navy blue is a complementary color on almost all skin types and tones. Look for sleek, form-fitting dresses, French cuff shirts and dark wash jeans in this color to round out your wardrobe. We all know that navy “anchors” the traditional, basic nautical colors but tangerine and yellow will give you new twist to the nautical theme. Adding Cabaret (October 24) and Margarita (November 7) can give a whole new dimension to the trend. Knowing ways on how to wear the nautical trend can definitely bring the best out of the new season. This is a trend that will never go out of style. It is a classic look that can definitely make you stand out among the crowd. It probably doesn’t hurt that the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) frequently wears similar colors. After all, her husband is in the Royal navy….I’m just saying…..

Tomorrow

 

 Cabaret (Pantone color number 18-2140)

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My First Nail Blog on SalonSpaSource

When I started writing industry articles over 2 years ago, I was told the first article is always the easiest; it’s the articles that follow…over and over again which tend to be more difficult.  As I begin my “first” blog to a new audience, I realize how true this is.  You know nothing about me.  Therefore, this is where I begin.

My name is CJ.  I am a licensed nail technician (23 years), Certified Master Pedicurist (3 years), and Certified in Podology (2 years).

My beauty business background ,consist of owning a full service salon for 21 years, Director of education for Elegant Glass nails for 14 years, Owner of Centre for Beauty www.centreforbeauty.com distributor of Footlogix foot care products and Medilogix products, 3 years to present.  And, Director of Sales, USA Footlogix, 3 years to present.

I write the monthly NAILS RULE article for Cosmoprof  www.proclub.com as well as a monthly newsletter for Footlogix www.footlogix.com and now, this blog.

My hope with this blog is to help YOU and me.  I hope to share information with you to grow your business and to receive LOT’S of participation for me and all our readers to learn and grow as well.  So please, don’t be shy.  Write, respond, comment, critic and let me know how you really feel.

  • Let’s start with feet….do you realize, they carry us around for a lifetime?  We walk the circumference of the earth 4X in our lifetime?  That’s 115,000 miles.  WOW!

So tell me…..what products and services do YOU offer to take care of your clients feet?

For me, it’s FOOTLOGIX.  Tune in, I’ll tell you more later.