I've had the same lady give me a "shellac manicure" twice now and both times she's done a horrible job. She does not pay attention to what she's doing for more than a second and does not know how to apply polish. I was left with bubbles under my shellac both times. The first time I did not speak up, but the second time I did. She tried to fix it, but the 4th coat did not help much. Nice people, but the service sucks.
I was desperate for a manicure before an event and couldn't get to my regular places and relied on the BlogTO and some other recommendations to go somewhere near work, Yeti Nails, last week at College and Bay. It was horrendous. The place was dirty, the woman who started my manicure did not know how to do a manicure and had the owner/manager watching over her and telling her what to do as she went. (I agree that everyone has to be trained, but then charge me a training price or ask me before she starts, I would have been fine with it, had I known.) She filed the tops of my nails, weakening them and making them now all peel. When it came time to giving me a massage she had no strength and could barely apply hand cream, which I asked her to stop so I could do it myself. When someone else walked in for a pedicure, she was shooed away and the owner/manager took over to do the massage (which was great) and apply polish, which was horrible. I had red polish all over my skin. On the cuticles and on the tips of my fingers. The top coat did not fully coat the polish. She did attempt to clean up the tips of my skin and ended up taking off some of the polish off of the tips of my nails. My polish was chipping the next day. In the world of first world problems, it was the worst manicure I have had in years. I don't expect much from a mani, but I do expect cleanliness, some sort of care that I am not leaving with polish on my skin and some care when painting my nails. I was really hoping that I would find somewhere a block away from my office where I could pop in after work for a quick mani. So disappointed and angry that I have weakened nails and wasted my money on a recommendation that was quite good. Thanks for letting me at least let others know about my experience. Sorry for the long rant.
I have been to Yeti about three times for shellac manis. At $30 it definitely is one of the more affordable but good quality shellac salons. Plus, it's got a great location! The first time I went, I could tell they were super inexperienced with shellac but since going back, they've done excellent jobs. Don't be afraid to speak up here and tell them what you want exactly, they'll do it. They aren't too chatty either, which I appreciate. That doesn't mean they aren't friendly. It's not the nicest atmosphere, it's busy usually, not relaxing but it's a well done mani and affordable.
I was in DESPERATE need of a Mani/Pedi with no time after work to go to my usual spot close to home. I googled and was instantly reminded of YETI Nail Salon a block away from work. Price was right and they quoted the service to take 45-60 minutes, I could only make time during my lunch hour so this was very important. The salon is small but inviting, my nail technician was on time, very sweet and did a fantastic job and had me out in 60 minutes to the dot. I would definitely go back.
YETI Nail Salon also offers eyebrow threading, I am definitely interested in this service and would go to YETI when I decide to do it. I want to get my eyebrows threaded before my wedding next Fall so when I finally decide to do it for the first time, I promise to write a review!
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