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Dress Code - Posted August 23, 2013 9:19 a.m.
photos by Shannon Richardson

Fingertip Fashion

manicures and nail art by Jana Hutcherson, The Scarlet Door Salon & Day Spa

all accessories courtesy of The Scarlet Door Salon & Day Spa

The latest fashion accessories are right at your fingertips… literally. From runways to red carpets to Pinterest, contemporary nail art is a fast-growing fashion trend. Today’s nails are experimentations in style, layers, complexity and true artistry. Whether heading to the salon or doing it yourself, here are a few of our favorite ways to express yourself, 10 fingers at a time.

The French Manicure, Revisited

Give a classic manicure a fresh, updated twist by highlighting the moons of your nails instead of the tips.

model: Taryn Norvell

Watch $18


This gradual fade from dark to light is everywhere. Why not try the trend on your nails as well?

model: Debbie Brown

Black $14.99
Cuff $10

Basic Black

Dress up matte black nails with eye-catching, high-shine tips.

model: Dominique Tankesly

polish shown: CND Shellac

Bracelets $39.99 each


You can’t miss with fall’s color of the moment. Oxblood takes red to a new, luxurious level.

model: Jana Hutcherson

Nail Rescue

For strong, healthy nails, the experts at The Scarlet Door Salon & Day Spa recommend these go-to products, especially in our dry climate.

Buffer blocks $.19 each
Use to smooth out ridges in nails for a smoother look with polish.
Triple Lanolin Hand and Body Lotion $10
Use liberally to replenish dry skin and condition cuticles.
SuperNail Cuticle Softener & Remover $5
Give yourself a mini-manicure at home by removing dead skin cells from nails; pushing back cuticles helps them grow.
Zebra 180-grit medium nail file $1
A gentler, medium grit works better for nails because a coarser grit will make them splinter.
Rodher Nail Strengthener $15
The manicurist guarantees “you won't find a better nail strengthener.”

by Jason Boyett

Jason has written more than a dozen books and is the host and creator of “Hey Amarillo”, a local interview podcast. Visit and
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