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Hottest holiday nail shades

As the party parade that is November and December begins—and as nail art takes a back seat in the trend department—wearing the right shade on your nails is everything this season. So we rounded up some of Miami’s best nail artists from some of the city’s best spas and asked what colors and brands are as hot as our beaches.

Essie in Licorice. “It’s my favorite because it’s a color for all ages, complements all skin tones and is edgy, yet sophisticated.” —Francesca Aveiro, Acqualina Spa by ESPA in Miami Beach. ($8. Macy’s, 22 East Flagler Street, Miami; 305-577-1500;

OPI Nail Lacquer in Vant to Bite My Neck. “Trendy, but it goes with everything in your winter wardrobe.” —Magdalia Morales, Club Essentia at Delano in Miami Beach. ($8. Ulta, 337 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-538-7316;

CND Vinylux in Wildfire.“A perfect true red! It feels glamorous and sexy and goes on so smoothly.” —Nikki Kridlow, Bliss Spa at W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale ($9.95. GBS The Beauty Store, 18545 West Dixie Highway, Aventura; 305-931-5291;

Zoya in Kalista.“A great brownish/deep plum that keeps things dark without going overboard.” —Erica Conde, NailBar & Beauty Lounge in Miami. ($8. Flamingo Beauty Supply, 8275 NW 36th Street, Doral; 305-591-8373;