1. Bad customer service.
If they aren’t cordial and accommodating, they don’t care about your business. If they don’t care about having your business, chances are they don’t care about you. I, personally, cannot trust someone that doesn’t care about me with cuticle nippers.
Once, I went to the nail salon and the nail technician asked about how much my husband and I make. Excuse me? FAIL. Another time, I went to a nail salon and the nail technician was talking on the phone. So I said “OWWWW” loudly and he got off the phone. I told him, “that didn’t completely hurt, but it could’ve been avoided if you weren’t on the phone.” FAIL.
3. You’ve never seen them clean the pedicure bowls or sanitize their station.
Every person isn’t as clean as you are. I’m not being mean, it’s just true. And some people also have fungus’ and other ailments. Or let’s say, the nail technician cut someone by accident and they bled in the pedicure bowl. You never know. Makes sure they uphold sanitary practices.
4. If they use the same stick to apply wax over and over.
Some nail salons offers waxing services as well as nail services. If you are getting waxing services, make sure that they are using a different stick to apply the wax EVERY SINGLE TIME. Seriously. EVERY. TIME. Some people bleed a little bit during a waxing service and if they are using the same stick to apply the wax, that container of wax is contaminated. If they are doing this with each client, can you imagine the amount of disgustingness in that wax container??
5. If they aren’t respecting your wishes as their paying client.
If they continue to offer you services that you’ve already declined, they are not respecting you or the decision that you’ve made for yourself as a paying client.
6. They use razors on your feet.
They aren’t legally allowed to use these. Period.
7. They use an electric file on your natural nail.
Technically, they can use an electric file on your natural nails, however, it’s not suppose to be lower than a 240 grit file. And this doesn’t usually happen because the truth is, the faster they get you in and out of the chair, the more money they make. So to avoid any damage or thinning to your natural nail when using acrylic enhancements, ask them to hand file.
8. You’ve never seen them sanitize their implements.
One word: Gross.
9. They use business cards to remove your old acrylic set.
Or if they use cuticle nippers to snap them off. Wrong. They should be soaking them off with pure acetone. Period.
10. You’ve never seen them cleanse or sanitize their hands.
They clearly don’t care about sanitation. If they aren’t even cleansing their own hands, they may not be sanitizing other things properly as well.
Do you have any nail salon horror stories? Any other tips you care to share? Do tell!