Two weeks ago, I had the chance to get my fingertips in on the newest nail trend to hit New York and California: the Dashing Diva ColorFX Nail Appliqués.

A fresh and gentler way to do color, this new launch wraps up the two-week, long-lasting, high-gloss gel nail effect into a single strip. Proven to give the same effect as a typical gel manicure, yet with a healthier removal process, the ColorFX appliqués are sure to be a hit!

As the first company to introduce the professional color appliqués as a gel service alternative, Dashing Diva is once again three steps ahead of the competition. How do they do it?

For the nail obsessed, it should also be music to your ears to know that the appliqués don't require a harsh acetone removal process, which can destroy nail beds.

Stop by a Dashing Diva salon in New York or California for your new ColorFX Gel “mani.” And make sure you pick a funky designas the collection has 48 different hues to choose fromas well as 12 fall and winter shades from the Glitterati Collection.

Services start at $40 and are only available at professional salons and Dashing Diva locations nationwide.

— Melanie Yvette Martin