A purple pedicure is perfect for those who want to follow this year’s trend in a rather more subtle way. But being brave and wearing the shade as a manicure will ensure everyone sees you’re bang-on style. Be aware that purple polish shows even the tiniest chip and a dark shade can make nails seem shorter. And avoid last year’s stiletto shape—very long and pointy— unless it’s Halloween.
Deborah Lippmann is said to be one of the best manicurists in the US, with fans including actresses Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Penelope Cruz. “Nails are the new accessory because it’s an affordable luxury,” says Lippmann. “When you change your nail polish, you change your mood. Who do you want to be today?”
Lippmann shares her secret for ensuring that your manicure lasts longer—cap each nail with polish by taking the very tip of the varnish brush across the very tip of the nail. “It will last for days longer,” she says.