There’s this new salon that opened up down the street from me. I’ve walked past it a few times and noticed that their prices were really good. I decided to stop in and get my usual manicure and pedicure. The salon was clean, the employees were friendly, but the service was horrible. They didn’t do a great job, my nails chipped within 2 days, and they had no idea what they were doing. I’ll never go back there again!
I’ve been going to the same nail salon for years now because the service is always great, the staff is friendly, and they know what they’re doing. When you go to a new salon, you never know what kind of service you’re going to get. You could end up with a manicure that looks like it was done by a four year old!
I’m on vacation and I need a manicure. But this is LA, and it’s not like there’s just one salon on every corner where you can walk in and get a manicure at any time of day.
I’ve been to many salons in LA, and I’ve had some really great experiences and some really terrible ones. So when I’m visiting a new place and need to go to a salon I’ve never been to before, often I feel nervous about what kind of experience I’m going to get. Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you’re ever trying to decide if a nail salon is good or bad:
1) Are they happy to see me?
2) Is the salon clean?
3) Do they have a license posted on the wall?
4) Do they handle their tools in a sanitary way?
5) Will they do their best work for me?
I’ve been getting my nails done for years. It’s something I really enjoy, and I’m always looking for new nail salons to try out. However, as a rule, I never go to a new place unless it’s recommended by a friend or family member.
I had the best experience at this nail salon!!! The staff is so friendly and inviting! They did an amazing job on my nails. I will definitely be coming back again and again!
I highly recommend this salon to anyone in the area looking for an awesome manicure. I have been going to this salon for over 5 years now and have never had a bad experience.
The atmosphere is very relaxing and everyone is very friendly! The owner of the salon is always there and she does an amazing job with her customers!
I don’t usually write reviews, but this was one of the worst nail salon experiences I’ve ever had. The woman kept slapping my hand every time I tried to text while she was doing my nails. Then when I asked her to soften the pressure because she was hurting me, she scolded me and said that if I wanted less pain I should come earlier because the morning people were more gentle.Are you kidding me? That’s like a doctor telling a patient to come back in the morning because he’s not good enough at his job. If anything, you should be careful giving advice like that in case the pain increases and they try to sue you for malpractice! Best salon in town! Just got my nails done here and they look great!
Nail salons are a dime a dozen, and it’s hard to know if you’re walking into an okay place or a nightmare before it’s too late.
For starters, look at the salon from the outside. Is it clean? Are the windows washed? Is there trash on the ground? If you answer ‘no’ to any of these questions, move along.
Next, walk inside and look around. What do you see? Are there other customers? Do they look like regular people, or are they wearing elaborate formal gowns? If the people you see are dressed too formally for their surroundings, you’re probably not in the right place.
Nail salons seem to be everywhere these days. This is a good thing and a bad thing. How do you know if the salon you are visiting is professional? Here’s how:
1.Cleanliness – This is an easy one. Is the salon clean and neat? Are the technicians neat? Do their nails look good? Look around for signs of proper sanitation such as those required by most states’ boards of health: all implements should be cleaned, disinfected and then sterilized (in an autoclave) before being used on you.
2.Equipment – Are there emery boards and buffers for use in the salon or do they double dip into one receptacle? Are they using clippers that may have been used on someone else’s feet to cut your cuticles? Be sure that any tool that touches your skin has been properly cleaned and disinfected before it is used on you, or better yet, that it has been sterilized by an autoclave.
3.Products – Take a good look at the products they are using on your nails and hands. Do they smell like chemicals? They probably are full of chemicals! Does the bottle say “Made in USA” or does it say “Made in China?” You should not have
Does the salon have a license? Do the employees have licenses? Are the licenses visible? New York City requires that salons display their licenses, and so should your local government. (If you don’t see them, feel free to ask.) If a salon doesn’t have a license, or if the employees don’t have licenses, they’re breaking the law, and you should take your business elsewhere.
Are there UV lights? These are used to cure gel manicures and pedicures, which means they’ll dry instantly once placed under these lights. If your nail salon doesn’t have this technology or instead uses LED light — don’t worry. Both are just fine. The only thing to know is that it might take longer for your nails to dry with LED lights than it would under UV lamps.
Are there cotton balls in jars? This one’s a little trickier because some salons simply don’t use this method at all — especially when doing pedicures. In general, though, most salons will use cotton balls in jars to remove excess nail polish from cuticles after applying color or a top coat. If you see this method being used in your salon of choice, be sure that the jars are labeled as “fresh” and “used.” It