While coveting your neighbor’s polish choice is a part of the whole nail salon experience, there’s no better feeling than knowing you chose the right shade for your skin tone, weekend plans or current mood. To give you some fresh inspiration we asked the women behind our favorite Los Angeles mani spots to dish on the trendiest shades being picked up by clients this season. Click through for can’t-miss colors that’ll be sure to cure you of lacquer envy…for a few months at least!
MARS the Salon in West Hollywood. The Vibe: This glam, modern salon first started in Tokyo and is beloved in Los Angeles for its luxe private rooms and in-the-know nail technicians. The Most Popular Color: Essie's Wicked. "The bold, blood red color is so striking and can be paired with any outfit. Plus, it’s been on the red carpet a lot recently.” –Hiroko Fujikawa, Owner
Olive & June in Beverly Hills. The Vibe: This salon’s Cali-cool décor and amazing customer service will take your mani/pedi experience to the next level. The Most Popular Color: RGB’s Sea. “This shade is dramatic but understated, unexpected but not totally oddball, and flattering on all skin tones. The bit of shimmer keeps it from feeling too heavy or flat.” –Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Owner
Bliss Spa in Westwood. The Vibe: Nestled inside the W Hotel, this reliably relaxing spot has a full spa menu and TV screens above the mani stations for proper zoning-out. The Most Popular Color: Chanel’s Paradoxal. “Smoky purple is such a fun alternative to flat neutral polish. My clients love OPI’s classic My Private Jet, Essie’s subtle For The Twill Of It and Chanel’s refined Paradoxal.” –Amy Ruiz, Bliss Los Angeles Lead Nail Technician
Bellacures in Studio City. The Vibe: With oversized, plush chairs, a great lineup of services and locations all over Los Angeles, this salon chain is a no-brainer for the last-minute manicure. The Most Popular Color: Zoya's Purity. “This fall, solid white colors either in gel or regular polish have been extremely popular. We love Zoya’s Purity, Essie’s Blanc and OPI’s Alpine Snow but for that opaque effect." –Samira Asemanfar, Owner
Chi Nail Bar in Beverly Hills. The Vibe: The light-filled layout and great selection of natural and organic options at this Zen-chic salon will have you feeling healthy and rejuvinated post-pedi. The Most Popular Color: OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark. “It’s festive for fall (including Halloween) and dark enough that you can wear it like a neutral. It also looks good on short and long nails, which is always a plus!” –Jess Alexander, Chi Nail Technician