As we move closer towards the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about festive manicures. Whether you’re getting ready for a big holiday party or simply want to celebrate the season, your favourite Sanctuary Day Spa location can help you achieve the seasonal manicure of your dreams.
Opt for a trendy color, or stick with a classic
Our massive collection of OPI and Shellac nail polish will give you a neverending range of colour choices! If you’re looking for a classic holiday manicure, you can’t go wrong with red, green, or gold nails. Winter tones like navy blue and royal purple are also a great choice if you’d like something seasonal but not quite festive. Many of OPI’s most popular year-round shades are perfect for the holiday season, too: Bubble Bath is a stunning neutral pink, while Tickle My France-y is a much louder hue. Big Apple Red, Malaga Wine, and I’m Not Really a Waitress fit right into the red-toned holiday colour scheme.
If you’d like to go with a less traditional shade, we’ve got you covered. Metallic silvery tones, pale off-whites, and emerald hues are all trending this season. Want to experiment with your look? We can apply French tips of any colour and are more than happy to apply different polishes on different nails. The only limit is your creativity!
Can’t decide what colour (or colours) you’d like to go with? Start simple: think about whether you’d like your manicure to give off a sophisticated, fun, or festive impression. At that point, you can start narrowing down choices — eventually, you’ll be left with an option that fits your personal style. If you’re still struggling to pick, feel free to ask your Sanctuary manicurist for their thoughts!
Different options to choose from
Once you’ve chosen your polish colour, you’ve still got a few more decisions to make. If you’re looking for an extra-festive manicure, would you like to opt for a metallic nail polish? What about a glittery shade? These shinier finishes might be a little unconventional, but they’re a great way to add a little extra sparkle to your holiday outfits — and really, who doesn’t need some extra shine as the days become shorter? Just be sure to consider what your schedule might look like over the next couple of weeks (and whether a sparklier manicure is appropriate).
You should also think about whether standard or Shellac nail polish is a better fit for your day-to-day life. Since Shellac polish is more durable than its traditional counterpart, you can expect your gel manicure to last for longer — which is generally a big perk. However, if you are getting a manicure for a specific event and intend to remove it immediately afterwards (or if you’d like to try out lots of different festive designs), regular nail polish will be easier to take off.
Pamper yourself with a Sanctuary Day Spa manicure
The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also incredibly hectic. A trip to the salon can provide a much-needed pamper session — and a bit of time away from the stress.
If you’ve got a few extra minutes to spare, our Essential and Luxe manicures can be the perfect way to upgrade your standard manicure experience. The Essential manicure comes with a hand and arm massage that’ll melt all your troubles away, while the Luxe Manicure adds a hand scrub, a warm shea butter application, and an herbal aromatherapy hand mask.