8 Things You Should Be Doing At Every Nail Salon Visit
Nail Salon Visits: A great way to relax, get pampered and take a break from the stress of everyday life.
But, if you’re like me you probably have scary nail salon stories and those nightmares keep you from going back.
What makes a positive appointment? We asked our favorite nail salons what their customers do to ensure they get great treatment and results every time. Here’s what they had to say:
1. Make sure your nails are clean before you arrive for your appointment. This includes any old polish that may be on your nails!**
2. If you suffer from broken or brittle nails, please let your nail tech know so that he/she can make proper recommendations for home care and maintenance between visits.**
3. If you have any medical concerns (i.e., diabetes, pregnancy, etc.) please let your nail technician know prior to beginning your service so that he/she can make proper recommendations for services based on your specific needs.**
4. If you would like an upgrade or add-on service (i.e., French polish, hot stone foot massage, etc.), please let us know at the time of booking so we
There’s nothing wrong with pampering yourself and getting a manicure. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to getting your nails done. From the relaxing hand massage to the pretty colors and designs, you can’t go wrong.
But just like any other service, you need to take care when choosing the right nail salon for you. Not all nail salons are created equal, so it’s important to find one that offers quality products and services in a clean environment.
8 Things You Should Be Doing At Every Nail Salon Visit
1.Always check their license
2.Know what type of products they use
3.Ask about tools and equipment sterilization
4.Don’t forget about aftercare
5.Ask questions about their services
6.Make sure they have an autoclave machine
7.Don’t be afraid to speak up if something is wrong or not working for you
8.Watch out for these red flags
When it comes to visiting a nail salon, there’s more to think about than just choosing between a French manicure or a gel polish. From the moment you walk in to when you leave the salon, there are several important steps you should take to protect your health and safety.
To help you make smart decisions at the nail salon, we’ve compiled eight simple and effective steps you should be taking on every visit.
1. Inspect the Salon Before You Get Nails Done
The first thing to do when you enter a nail salon is inspect the space and look for any warning signs that something isn’t right. While not every red flag will necessarily mean that the place is unsafe, it’s always a good idea to check for these issues before getting services done.
Look for things like:
cleanliness of the floors and stations
sanitary practices by employees
expired products and supplies (a good rule of thumb is not older than six months)
general sanitation certifications visible in plain sight
Nail salons are notorious for having a high turnover rate among employees. With so many people coming and going, it can be difficult to build a rapport with your regular mani/pedi crew. But if you’re not careful, you could be missing out on some terrific service. Even if you don’t know your nail tech’s full name or life story, there are still plenty of things she wants you to do at every visit.
1. Avoid bringing children unless absolutely necessary
1. Communicate With Your Nail Tech
What You Should Ask: Are you licensed? What products do you use? Can I see the sterilized instruments?
Make sure your nail tech is licensed and that she keeps her instruments in a sanitary location. If you spot something unsanitary—like grime on the floor or clippers being used for more than one person—leave immediately! The last thing you want is to come home with an infection.
2. Be Mindful Of Your Manicurist’s Time
We get it, your life is busy and you’ve got places to be and people to see, but so does your technician! Show up on time and be prepared to start when you get there. Don’t make an appointment at a peak time, like lunchtime or after work, if you aren’t prepared to wait. This will prevent your tech from running late for her next appointment, as well as keep the salon on schedule.
3. Be Nice To Everyone
“Being a nail technician can be a very tough job,” says Julee Wilson, executive beauty editor of Essence magazine. “You’re dealing with someone else’s feet all day long.” Plus, your tech may have to answer the phone
So you’re at a salon. You’ve been there for what feels like 12,000 years, but in reality has only been about 40 minutes. You’ve made small talk with your manicurist. She’s shown you swatches on swatches of pink polish. And now you’re just sitting there, staring at the wall, wondering how much longer it’s going to be until she’s finished with your nails.
Well, stop that right now! There are plenty of things you can do while waiting for your polish to dry that will take up time and make the experience more enjoyable. And if you’re not taking advantage of all the perks your salon has to offer, then you’re seriously slacking on your nail game.
1. Get a Massage
You know those salon chairs that look like a futuristic alien spaceship? Well they’re actually massage chairs, and they’re probably the best invention of all time (besides maybe fire or the Internet). Don’t be afraid to use them—they don’t bite!
2. Drink Some Tea
If you’ve got any old tea bags lying around at home, bring ’em with you to the salon. Don’t forget to ask for hot water though; otherwise, it’s just going to be a bunch
1. Speak up if you’re not happy with your service, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you see something that isn’t right, point it out immediately so the technician can fix it.
2. Be ready when the tech is ready for you. I have a ton of respect for people who take time out of their day to get a manicure or pedicure. It is a lovely treat! However, please respect the nail techs time as well! If you show up 10 minutes late to your appointment, don’t expect them to be able to complete the full service that you booked.
3. Don’t show up with chipped polish looking for a quick fix. If there is one thing that drives me crazy, it’s clients who come in hoping to get a quick touch-up on nails that haven’t been touched in weeks. The longer chips go unrepaired, the more damage they do to your natural nails and cuticles underneath, making it harder and more painful for your tech to repair them later on (not fun!). Plus, it will look better if you get a whole new set of gel or polish on top of freshly buffed nails rather than