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Polish Pizazz at Fort Myers's Sugar Nail Bar

Polish Pizazz at Fort Myers's Sugar Nail Bar

Hey, if naked isn’t your bod’s best look, at least your fingernails look good in the buff. Maybe that’s why a summer staple for nails is frequently nude-ish. Fleshy colors come on strong when the weather warms, from the palest pinks to brown sands and shimmery bronze. Everyone reaches for something sun-kissed.

Until this year. 

You heard it here first: 2019 is the year of bold and beautiful. “Our guests are going straight to the color wall and snatching up the brightest shades,” says Natalie Bral, manager of the gorgeous, brand new Sugar Nail Bar in Fort Myers.

It wasn’t what they were expecting at this cheerful luxury nail spa, nestled in a lush shopping square on historic McGregor Boulevard. “The season’s newest nudes are on the top-shelf, but it’s the blues, oranges and purples that everyone wants.”

Bral says the highly-pigmented colors provide a splash of fun and look good on almost any skin tone. 

Summer brights are painted on the pickiest of fingers. “Our ladies-who-lunch are choosing the same shades as 20-Somethings,” says Bral. The age gap is showing itself though; while teens and tweens are more likely to alternate a handful of bold colors, experienced hands are working a shade or two with an accent nail.

Maybe that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Instead of blending in with the dunes, this year’s summer polishes evoke a beach-y vibe. Oranges range from deep coral to cooked-lobster hues. Blues, reminiscent of our vibrant surrounding waters and endless azure skies. Purples are a fresh take on exotic flowers..think Bali or Tahiti. (Or even my front yard’s Mexican petunias.)

They’re eye-catching and fearless. “Our citrusy yellows have been rockin’ it lately.” Like sunshine, Bral shared, 2019’s summer colors brighten a gal’s day.

Sugar’s thing is non-toxic, fume-free polishes including Zoya and Bioseaweed gels in a pared-down, modern - and super clean - salon.

Their hottest hues from left to right:  Nana  (saturated fuchsia),  Yummy  (creamy blue) and  Virginia  (sexy coral/red),  Clownin’ Around  (coral),  Lemonade Freeze  (yellow!) and  Merry-Go-Round  (vivid violet).

Their hottest hues from left to right: Nana (saturated fuchsia), Yummy (creamy blue) and Virginia (sexy coral/red), Clownin’ Around (coral), Lemonade Freeze (yellow!) and Merry-Go-Round (vivid violet).

Sugar on McGregor

Sugar on McGregor

Bold-hued, artful manis!

Bold-hued, artful manis!

The beautiful Natalie Bral

The beautiful Natalie Bral

Pedi basins.

Pedi basins.

Mani stations.

Mani stations.

This screams “Sunshine State” to me.

This screams “Sunshine State” to me.

For pricing and appointments, give Natalie Bral a jingle at (239) 689-3943.

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