- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
So I desided to get my gel nails. I saw a video on youtube how they are done, they used a form and sculpted a nail. So that made me wanting to get those. For some events I used to buy glue on nails and they looked good, cause I filed them really nicely and painted them….The only concers was that they were bad for my nails.
I went to this upscale salon, and asked for gel nails. The girl who did them used plastic tips, even though I asked her not to, but she said she can’t sculpt because my nails are too short (and they were not TOO short, there was enough nail to put a form under). So I was nervous, but for some reason let her continue…After she finished all gel work, she started filing them and I asked her to file them round but with square corners…She could not do it…she rounded up corners and top…and it looked like an old lady nail…I took a file from her and showed how to do the right form…She was unteachable..So this way she filed 3 of my nails really short and ugly, and then asked her boss to finish and boss would coach her…So they said I should come back to fix those 3 nails…At home I looked at them closely and found that they are just ugly crap, and looked worse than three bucks glue on nails from walmart…Tons of glue under the nails, uneven gel coverage and of course those amazing 3 nails that she ruined….Should I say that she didn’t even bother about cuticle and put a nail polish on like a 5 year old kid would…
So I went back the next day and asked for a refund and to remove the nails. The boss yelled at me saying that the nails as she seen them were beautiful, and that the glue under them, unevenness, split nails from the plastic tip and ugly polish application is normal and like the best I would get anywhere…and that the clients are all happy and she never had any complaints. It’s just me who is not happy and that she doesn’t care and I’m not gonna see a refund whatsoever.
So my question is….Am I picky?? Is it really normal to get ugly nails at an upscale salon?