The devil is in the details, that’s a fact. That’s the reason why your hair, nails and accessories form part of your very own signature style. These are the details that define your personal style and say who you are. Take nails for example: a stiletto nail means fierce, strong, young woman who perhaps works in a creative industry whilst an executive woman would probably opt for a nude or red colour on short or mid-length nails.
The good news about nails is the pampering part and being the co-founder and brand ambassador of Leticia Haute Coiffure I know a thing or two about beauty in general and nail bars in particular. For me everything matters to make a good nail bar: the venue, the atmosphere, the nail technicians, the customer service and obviously the nail polishes used for the mani-pedi. This is for all these reasons that my favourite nail bars in Paris are Kure Bazaar. They tick all the boxes. The nail bars are gorgeous and spread out across all the Parisian hot spots: the Nail Kitchen at the department store BHV in the Marais, the Kure Bazaar nail bar at the Rive Gauche department store Le Bon Marche and the Nail Suite at the amazing Park Hyatt- Paris Vendome.
In addition to gorgeous venues, Kure Bazaar is renowned for their nail polishes. This award winning brand offers the very first eco-friendly nail lacquers. After years of research, the founders of Kure Bazaar developed an exclusive formula and created nail polishes up to 85% natural based on wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes and corn which preserves the vitality of the nails, respecting their natural cycle of regeneration. The newly launched nail polish remover are 100% natural with no acetone, no ethyl acetate and no scent. A truly innovative formula based on water and oil solvent of natural origin.
Created by Brazilian top model Kartika Luyet and co-produced by Christian David, previously at Christian Dior and Sisley, Kure Bazaar is most definitely rooted in fashion. Their polishes offer impeccable resistance, ultra shine and quick dry results in 80 shades directly inspired by the backstages of Paris and International fashion shows such as Rabih Kayrouz during Paris Autumn Winter 2016 fashion week, or previously Mugler, David Koma or Mario Schwab.
I’ve personally opted for “Cherie” my signature dark red shade. I’ve enjoyed an organic manicure “manucure biologique” at the Nail Bar of Le Bon Marche where I work as a freelance personal stylist just before attending the Manish Arora show. So you can enjoy the Kure Bazaar experience between two appointments, natural manicure ritual kits are available for purchase and so are natural pedicure kits. These were a true life saver during Paris Fashion Week, helping me keeping my feet healthy after days spent on heels at fashion shows, PR appointments and events.
In addition to Paris, Kure Bazaar polishes are available in the UK at Fortnum and Mason, Bamford and My Showcase and the Bamford Spa at the Daylesford resort offers Kure Bazaar manicures.