Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pumps & Pleats: Get pretty at Dashing Diva

Story and photo by Michèle De Meglio

Spring fashions are all about sundresses, bright bags and cute sandals, which means it’s time to get a pedicure.

There’s tons of cheap nail salons in Brooklyn but some of them could make a gal scramble for the nearest bottle of Purell.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a cute and clean place to get your nails trimmed and painted? Well, there is!

Dashing Diva on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is bringing high-end pampering to the borough’s fashionistas.

The prices are higher than what you’d find in typical hole-in-the-wall salons but the Diva experience is so worth it. Friendly nail technicians use a brand new tool kit on each customer, the entire salon is draped in bubblegum pink and, most importantly, there’s free cosmopolitans on Thursdays and Fridays from 5-9 p.m. Woo-hoo!

But let’s stay on track, this guide isn’t about boozing it up. It’s about finding the perfect polish for spring.

Last year was all about Chanel’s coveted sea-foam green — or the Wet ‘n Wild knockoff that most gals passed off as the real thing. This season is painted in gray. Literally.

Coral and peach are traditional tones for spring but soft, muted gray is all the rage nowadays. When you think about it, gray is the perfect neutral polish to complement your fuschia maxi dress or ocean blue tank top because it allows the garments’ bright shades to steal the spotlight.

With your “Concrete Playground” hue, you’ll be the true star!

Dashing Diva [130 Montague St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 802-1788].

Michèle De Meglio is a native Brooklynite addicted to all things chic. Check out Pumps & Pleats each week for more adventures as she scours the borough for fab duds and accessories.


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