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Beauty Etiquetter is a new column on Beauty Counter in which we address your beauty protocol predicaments with candid advice from industry experts and those in-the-know. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@ condenast.com.
The Quandary: I often change my mind about my nail polish choice after the manicurist has started to paint it on. How many times can I switch the color before it’s considered rude? And if the color smudges while drying, can I ask for a redo?
The Expert in Residence: Nadine Ferber, co-owner of Tenoverten nail salons
The Advice: “The color of certain polishes in the bottle can vary greatly from the look once applied to your fingernails, so it’s acceptable to ask a manicurist to try another color—or two. Of course, try to be considerate of the manicurist’s time and ask her early on in the polishing process to switch the color when possible. Or if you’re going into the appointment unsure, ask her kindly to try one nail so that you can see what the result will be before committing to that shade. If you decide to try yet a third color, it is nice to ask the manicurist whether she has another client after you so that her schedule won’t be affected. A good rule of thumb is that if you ask more than three times, the manicurist will probably start to get a bit worn down and might not do the best job in the end.
If your color smudges while drying—which happens all the time—you should ask to redo that nail; just don’t expect it to be the same manicurist doing the fixing if she’s gone on to start with another client. There shouldn’t be a charge to redo a nail, no question about it. But remember that most smudges occur when putting your hands in or out of the dryer so be careful at that stage. We use Qtica quick dry drops without dryers, which really cuts back on the number of smudges.”
Our style in the summer months has, over the years, become more or less like a uniform: pared-down cotton separates in solids and stripes with easy, slip-on sandals—a.k.a. ensembles that can withstand the sweltering New York humidity. That said, any nod to style is reserved for accessories: jewelry, bags, and, of course, nail polish—the only beauty product immune to summer’s sweat-inducing effects. Since our nails remain one of our few means of summertime creative expression they are in a constant state of flux, which isn’t a bad thing these days; in the current climate of manicure mania, there are more than enough colors to go around. With that in mind, we present the ten shades we’ll be playing with all summer long. Happy finger painting!
Think Dark Pink
Tenoverten Polish in Elizabeth
The cool Tribeca nail enclave has, in the brief time it’s been open, already earned a devoted fan base, and its premier line of polishes will likely follow suit. We’re particularly fond of the intensely pigmented fuchsia Elizabeth, named for the hip Nolita street in downtown New York.
Orly Polish in Glowstick and Melt Your Popsicle
Something about the summer inspires us to incorporate colors into our repertoire that are most certainly never found in nature. And these highlighter marker-inspired lacquers definitely fit the bill. Too unnatural? Just use them as an accent or the tip of a French manicure, instead of an allover shade.
$8.50 each, www.orlybeauty.com.
Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness
A light, creamy spearmint shade, this varnish looks as fresh on the nails as the delicious boozy beverage it’s named after does on a hot summer day.
Va Va Vamp
Eres Nail Lacquer in Damas
A rich brown with hints of red, this polish reminds us of our Chanel Vamp-loving days of the late nineties—in the best way possible. It’s an ideal fingernail hue for those of you whose skin remains on the lighter side of pale all summer long.
$25, at Eres stores.
A Coral Worth Coveting
YSL Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin
All corals are not created equal, and YSL’s excellent take on the classic color—part of the luxury brand’s impossibly chic new lacquer line (we also love the Bleu Majorelle)—is a testament to this fact. It’s a truly elegant adaptation of the Boca Raton mainstay.