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Find A Great Nail Salon
|Choosing a Nail Salon
Make sure you find a nail salon and nail technician
that provides excellent service. There are several things
a nail salon
When comparing nail salons,
it is important to understand what you are receiving for
the cost. When comparing
costs, you need to take into consideration the following:
1. Quality of Nail Products
Many nail salons use inferior brand acrylic and gel nail
products. Cheap products result in very poor quality acrylic
or gel nails.
there are many inferior "cheap" products on the
market and used by many nail salons. The reason for this
is that the better
products cost more for the salon to purchase.
Some of the signs of poor quality products are as follows:
Yellow Nails: This is often
solely related to the product breaking down and giving the
nails a yellow appearance. Other signs are lifting, cracking
and thick minty like looking nails.
I use Creative
brand acrylic products and IBD gel products. These
products are among the best on the market. This will ensure
that your completed
acrylic/gel nails will look thin, crisp and natural. Creative products
are especially formulated to be non yellowing and result
in perfect pinks and beautiful natural
2. Time Taken
I reserve sufficient time for your refills and full sets.
I allow up to 60 minutes for full sets and French refills. I
allow up to 45 minutes for natural refills (backfills). French
fills take longer because the whites on the tips must also
be filed and filled. This
in addition to the back fill. Many nail salons allow much
less time and try to cram as many clients in as possible.
I work on quality
and allow sufficient time to give you the best looking nails.
3. Experienced Staff
Unfortunately there are many poorly trained nail technicians
in the industry. I see this all the time. I have many
clients who have
approached me because they are disappointed with their
nails which have been completed by inexperienced or inappropriately
trained nail technicians. I am a qualified
Creative nail educator and instructor. This is your assurance
of quality work 100% of the time.
4. Excessive Use of The Drill
The use of the drill can be devastating to your
nail beds. If you are feeling pain when the drill is used
on your nail bed, then I suggest you find another nail
should feel no pain when your nails are being filed or
drilled. Pain is damage! I
use the drill in cases where you may have another nail
product from another nail salon on
your nails and I cannot remove it by filing alone. Some
of this cheap
product is like cement and can only be removed by drilling!
I know how to use the drill correctly and will not damage
your nail bed. On my existing clients I use the drill only
to lightly remove the top coat inbetween
5. Pain During Filing
If you are experiencing any pain when your nail technician
is filing your nails then your nail plate is being
damaged. Many incorrectly trained and inexperienced nail
technicians cause pain by filing either too hard or using
incorrect files with too coarse a grit. My clients don't
experience pain when they visit me. I do want their nail
fills to be a pleasurable experience. I often laugh when
new clients tell me " I didn't realize you could have
your nails done without feeling any pain". Don't revisit
a nail salon if your nail treatment is a painful experience.
6. Cut Cuticle Areas
It is only on very rare occasions that your nail technician
would cut your cuticle by mistake. If it happens more
than once then you should find a more experienced nail
technician. Cutting the cuticle area is often due to inexperience
and nail salons that are pushing to get clients through
as quickly as possible.
7. Are You Riding The Nail Salon Conveyor Belt
You may have seen this in busy nail salons. One nail technician
works one hand, another works on the other. Or one files,
and one applies acrylic etc. Having different nail technicians
working on different hands will often result in your nails
looking different on each hand. This happens because nail
technicians work differently. They all file differently
and apply differently. If your nails look different, that
I offer a 14 day guarantee on all nail enhancements.
I haven't seen too many nail salons offering any sort of
guarantee. Why not I ask? After all, you are paying for a
should have a guarantee. If you have any problem with
your nails as a result of my work,
will fix them at no cost.
I am often asked how I can do this. The answer is simple.
I have about .01% of clients returning with problems. You
see, if you take the time to do the work correctly and use
then your nails will look beautiful and be problem free.
9. Good Old Fashioned Service
Perhaps less important than the others is good old fashioned
service. Are you important or do you feel like a number when
you visit your nail salon. I know that if I'm not treated
as a valued client when I pay for a service then I find another
place to spend my money. I apply this principle to all
of my clients and every one is special and I go to great
to make them feel so. If you are not getting the service
you expect, simply find a better nail salon.
While I don't want to be ripped off by anyone, I know that
a quality product often costs a few dollars more. The same
principle applies to nail salons. Unfortunately, fierce competition
has forced many nail salons to cut corners on nail products
and quality of work. You may think you are getting a bargain,
but often you will be disappointed because the quality of
the work is not what you expected. I see this all the time
with my new clients. I believe my prices are very reasonable
for the top quality service and work I give you.
All of my prices are on this site.
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