They're very skilled at filing
I know I know, silly question. But I really want to paint my nails black and I just want to make sure that it’s allowed before I go ahead and do it.
I just want to know what is considered “illegal” or “blatantly wrong” in terms of doing acrylic nails. I went to try out a new nail place because the last place I had gone to made them crooked and bumpy and I was overall unhappy with them. I called ahead of time and booked an appointment, when I got there the lady asked me what I was there for and I told her acrylics and she had me wash my hands and sit down. while I was sitting in waiting I picked out the color that I wanted my nails and another girl came in and the lady who was supposed to be doing my nails went and did her nails instead start to finish. I was sitting there for 30 minutes before she started on me while I had an appointment and the girl was a walk-in. when she finally did get to me she did not cut my already long nails and she used in electric drill to file on the top of my nails. she had not cut my nails and just put the nail tips on top of my already long nails and then cut my nail too short for my liking, so I had brought it up before she continue to do it to the rest of my nails. she made a scene and threw a fit saying how I said I didn’t want long nails and that how she cut it was how I wanted it which it was not. that was a misunderstanding on my behalf of what her definition of long was. after she was done being upset and making a scene about how I wanted my nails that I was paying her to do she filed them really aggressively and was not supporting the length of the nail causing it to pull on the nail bed which left me in a lot of pain. I winced multiple times and pulled my hand away from her and told her that it hurt and she just told me that I needed to stop moving or she would ignore me. she also stopped doing my nails in the middle of them to go do somebody else’s nails as well start to finish just like the previous girl. she did not cut my cuticles or push them back nor did she make sure that she wasn’t getting glue everywhere. The tips of my fingers were glued to the bottom of my real nail that she didn’t cut. as soon as she was done with my nails my hands were throbbing for days and now that it’s been a few weeks the nails are coming off in a way that they have never come off before more painfully than I’ve ever experienced in my life. I get acrylics on a decently regular basis and this has never happened to me before in my entire life and it was just unprofessional and genuinely upsetting. there is definitely more to that story I just can’t think of it right now
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My current nail technician is now outrageously priced. If anyone has a good nail technician that does gel, I'm open to trying them!
After so long I figured out what I want to do in life. Maybe it’s because I haven’t started school yet but I keep thinking, “should my nail job be a side job or should I start looking for something better or vise versa.” My mom said she’s able to help me with school and in a year or two I want to move out. Should I consider working 2 jobs in order to successfully support myself?
I recently signed up for a nail course. This happens to be in New York City by the way.
The technician charged me $250 for a deposit, I sent it, and we agreed upon September 5th as the class date. I set the date with her for the 5th on August 18th, about 3 weeks in advance. I let her know I was extremely busy and work full time.
On August 24th, she texts me asking if I have availability on August 29th as she has an opening. I say no, as I worked.
Day of the appointment, I text her 3 hours before to confirm. No response, her text doesn’t even go to delivered. I send her an Instagram DM, same thing. No response. She never called me in advance to let me know she wasn’t making it. I get to the salon and she simply isn’t there, nobody is.
She messages me the next day stating her phone broke. I say “okay, I get it, I’m very busy and I work full time/go to school so I don’t know if I can reschedule but I’ll try to find a date”. She doesn’t answer. A few days later I realize my schedule is too packed and ask her for my deposit back as she was a no call/no show. She refuses to give me my deposit as according to her, she already purchased the nail materials and she “explained the situation” (which she did a day later with no prior contact, and she didn’t show up).
After all this, I end up finding out that she is not licensed by the state to teach courses or even do nails to begin with. She works at a salon with many other unlicensed hair stylists and nail technicians.
How can I get my money back? Can I take any action against the salon or her? She simply will not answer me at this point.
Hi all. I was getting a pedicure the other day (for the first time in over 10 years!) and the nail technician asked me what happened to my left leg because of bruising on the shin, inner calf. I do not remember any trauma whatsoever and brought it up to my partner who told me that I literally always have faint bruising on just my left leg. I have always bruised easy, but I was wondering if any other women have experience with isolated, chronic bruising?
Is there such a thing as an online nail technician course/certification to learn the basics? I don’t live near a school.
I have always loved doing nails for me, my sister my cousins, etc. I am not formally trained and dont have the time or money to do so as it is more a hobby than a job. Is there any online videos/courses I could take to learn the finer points of being a nail technician? Application of different polish and fake nails, best ways to shape, etc?
Hoping to polish my skills up in the next few years so when my friends and family go to get married or other big acheivements, i can offer to do their nails for them as part of their gift.