Cosmoprof North America, which took place in Las Vegas on July 12-14, proved to be the stomping grounds for national and international beauty companies to unveil new and innovative samplings of products that define what’s hot in nail art. Salon Fanatic prowled the show floor with wide-open eyes to get the scoop on the latest nail polish collections and nail art accessories. Here’s what we found.
Before we delve into the details of the upcoming collections, brace yourself for the big story: Ever Glaze, a new gel and nail polish hybrid is a three-step application system that applies and removes like your typical nail polish but lasts up to 7 days or more. The specially formulated lacquer hardens when exposed to natural light. The initial launch will include 36 new colors separate from China Glaze shades. Later this year, you can expect a beautiful, shimmery Breast Cancer Awareness collection called Celebrate Courage, a zombie-themed set called Apocalypse of Colour, The Giver Collection, 23 new Gelaze shades, and Twinkle for Winter, a 12 piece sparkly set with a polish rightfully named Chillin’ With My Snow-mies. Keep your eyes on the latest collections here.
Bernadette Thompson is renowned for her trend-setting designs seen on runways, music videos, and worldwide magazines. A major player in the celebrity nail tech world, Thompson’s namesake line of affordable nail lacquers and products includes 70 colors, a top coat, base coat, hand and cuticle cream, cuticle oil, and an award-winning nail polish remover. You can shop and browse through the entire line here.
The team behind the brand has some very exciting things in the works we promised to keep under wraps. But in less top secret news, Morgan Taylor is launching several stunning collections this fall and winter including The Enchantment collection featuring six beguiling shades that will sweep any girl off her feet. In October, manicure mavens can look out for the Fight Like a Lady collection in commemoration with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Five percent of the proceeds will go toward the Susan G. Komen Foundation. That same month, Morgan Taylor will also release a Halloween trio featuring a blackest of black crème called Little Black Dress, a vibrant neon orange called Orange Crush, and a Make It Last top coat. Just in time for the holidays, three festive shades will launch as early as October 1. You can keep up with Morgan Taylor’s latest collection here.
Created with youngsters in mind, Nail Polish by A. Lexa, is a polish line for tweens. The collection includes more than a dozen vibrant and funky colors with lots of sparkle. The polish bottle was designed with a bigger cap to help teens get a better grip of the brush while executing nail art. See the polishes here.
Lacquer lovers can look forward to cute and chic holiday sets including The Kiss Nouveau, Light Up the Night featuring polish bottles that resemble small light bulbs, Go for the Gold, and Slip into Sparkles a red sparkling polish and Geleration duo set. Jessica is focusing on launching more Geleration versions of their top-selling polish hues. Jessica Cosmetics also recently revamped its website. Check it out here. While at Jessica’s booth, we spotted a chic polish chandelier.
Impala introduced their fall/winter collection, Romantic, consisting of glitters, shimmers, and metallics. They will be doing more frequent collections, so stay tuned here. Impala recently did their first celebrity collaboration with a Brazilian soap opera star (she appears on the nail polish packaging).
The Filthy Rich collection has foils, studs, transfers, nail graffiti, and cool gel-polish art pens. The pens contain gel-polish, polish, and embellishments. They have a little light they sell too, that you cure your art in. You can find the brand in Walmart stores.
Their Color Secrets line has 72 colors available in beauty supply stores. They are also doing eyelashes (Lash Food and JB Lashes). These eyelash enhancements contain biotin and can be used for hair growth.
John Russo Beauty
They launched new polish, fragrance, and lipstick including a line where the lipstick matches the polish shades.
Joined forced with Glossy Box to give those who donated $10 an array of hair, skin, and nail samples beautifully packaged. Proceeds benefit a PBA cause.
New scented scrubs are on deck from Orly’s hand care line. The lacquer line founded by Jeff Pink, revealed a BB creme, a blemish balm for nails. New holiday lines, including a Breast Cancer Awareness collection for Spiritual will be released later this year.
Introduced new artistic lines of nail wraps to bring out the artist in every one. Wear works from the likes of Jean Michel Basquiat on your tips.
Art Discovery Beauty exhibitor, this lacquer line has four collections and treatments. Right now it retails in salons and apothecaries in NY. The ingredients are based off of old remedies and it’s gluten-free and vegan.
Katie introduced her new product geared specifically toward bloggers. This base allows your nail to be covered so you can apply gel-polish then quickly remove it, allowing you to swatch gels daily. She introduced the revolutionary item at her Cocktails and Nails event, where we got to meet Polished Girlz founder, Alanna Wall, who wore sweet lime green nails.
Glisten and Glow
The company behind the fast drying top coat, H.K. Girl, announced its gearing up to launch nail polish. You can shop here.
With over 1,000 designs and counting, Moyou Nails best in show goes out the company’s nail stamping kits packed with image plates, Moyou nail polish, and a stamp and scraper. From butterflies to full designs featuring hearts and French tips, the plates are easy-to-use and are available for nail art fans and professionals. Moyou Nails releases a new stamping kit every six months and offers separate kits for acrylics and even pedicures. Browse through the looks you can create here. LVX The brand that seamlessly blends luxury and fashion translates the top runway colors based on emerging trends and brings them to your nails. You can expect new colors to launch in the fall.
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