(Closed) Question about getting nails done – NWR

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Newbee

If they don’t seem to be overly skilled in fancy designs, I would seriously consider going somewhere else. Maybe try Yelp and see what else is in your area. If you do choose to go anyway/find a new place, I would not bring my own nail polish. Let them use what they have that way if they polish does not come out well the onus is on them and their products and not you. 

Post # 3
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2676 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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gabriellagarcia :  +1 definitely check yelp for salons that do nail art, otherwise you risk wasting your money on something that might end up looking sloppy. 

Post # 4
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7509 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

There’s never anything wrong with taking your own polish. If you want cute designs, then find a salon that specializes in cute designs. Those are often stencils or appliqués and the shop either has them, or they don’t. If they’re freehand, they either have the skill set or they don’t. Taking “inspiration” photos won’t help. 

Post # 6
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

You can soak gel polish off yourself if you don’t want to go back. Scratch the surface of the polish up with a nail file first, then take half of a cotton ball, soak it with polish remover, put it against your nail and wrap your finger in tin foil. Repeat this with all your nails and let it sit for about 30 min. When you take the foil off, the polish should peel away pretty easily.

Post # 7
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5911 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

100% pure acetone nail Polish remover on cotton ball wrapped in foil triangles will get the gel Polish off in minutes. 

Post # 9
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4227 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I am going for my holiday manicure next week! I am all about the Shellac manicures because I can get 2-3 weeks out of them.

Post # 10
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594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Manicurist here.  Ask them if they do nail designs and what kind. Yes take pictures. That will help your tech to do what you want. I use gel polish BUT I only use Shellac. There are a lot of gel polishes out there but most that I have tried are very, very hard to get off. Shellac will soak off in 10 minutes with no damage to your nails. I have been using it myself since gel polish came out and I would never put anything else on my nails

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I do NexGen nails. Different from gel but stronger and they last longer, like we’re talking a month or more. However, you would have to go in and have them remove those.

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