FAMILY NAILS- JONESBORO, GA

The salon that I resently visited was this past week was Family Nails on Flint River Road in Jonesboro Georgia. It was a great experience. I love the manicurist attitude she had a very yes we can attitude and you got that Vibe throughout the whole establishment. I went there on a Thursday afternoon and it seemed pretty quiet. There was about two or three other guests along with me. The salon was kind of small yet sufficient enough to sustain a prosperous business. As I instructed the manicurist to add more acrylic powder to make my nails a thicker consistency she replied with, "yes ma'am no problem I can do that for you". It is so refreshing to be able to hear a person in a service industry give no hassle about a certain job wanting to be done. The color selection was fun they had a very extensive list of gel polishes and all those fun Trends in polishes. I personally could not make a decision so I chose three different colors. FYI, now they have a new regular enamel based nail polish that has the mood changing feature. This is the first time I had saw that polish so naturally I wanted to give that a try. I asked the manicurist if I could have the gel nail polish as a top coat. She replied with, "yes of course. She informed me that it would be a $5 up charge. I was gracious enough that she was able to do it that I told her the fee was acceptable. I was charged an additional $2 because I had choose more than just one color, so they kind of figure that as a design. The process took about an hour in total. The whole experience cost me $23. $16 for the fill in, $2 to have more than one color nail polish, and $5 for the gel top coat. It was affordably priced with great service. I would encourage anyone that is in the area to stop in at Family Nails and see just what this family of manicurist can do for your family of fingers and toes.

Nail Fashion- NWAtlanta, GA

Nail fashion is definitely on trends when it comes to nail styles you love. Located in northwest Atlanta at the corner of Howell Mill and Collier Rd. I went there a few years back and had a great experience with them. Lisa was my manicurist this time. The visit was for a fill with hopes they had the glow-in-the-dark powder. Which they do. I didn’t know the glow nails came in such cute shades. That nail process was so easy. No time wasted step by step from fill to polish. Everything is all in one. All you need is a fill with glow in the dark style. The style I got is a blue sparkle pattern that resembles cracked Easter egg shells. The glow effect is so profound, I love it. I love driving or being outside at night and my nails are just illuminating my fingertips. The visit cost $35. Lisa never did a glow powder treatment before, not like there was anything to it either. She did a fabulous job though. Nail fashion has such a grand selection of gel polish, regular enamel, and acrylic powder mixtures. Honestly, if it is a nail must have nail fashion has it. They even have an all-natural plant based acrylic powder for all those who are on the earth conservation wagon. Beautiful colors styles in a relaxed atmosphere. Nail fashion is one of the most relaxing nail salons I have ever frequented. Clean establishment, no loud irate customers, and their children. The establishment has a few walk-ins but much of their cliental are returning faithful customers. I encourage everyone if you are on the northwest region or anywhere in Atlanta areas go to Nail Fashion. You will love it.

Super Nails

Wasn't so Super this time!!

May 16th, 2017 Super Nails on the corner of Hwy 138 and Old National Hwy in Riverdale, Ga.

The need for the visit was a fill-in, and one broken nail repair.

      I have been in the past once before. The technicians name has left my memory. I was not pleased she wanted to file down the thickness of my nails. She kept saying your nails are so thick. I am like yes I know. And I would like you to make your fill in this way as well. I then instructed her to use triple the amount of she would normally use on someone else. I felt as though I must address it since she seemed to be spitefully using such a minimal amount of powder you would think we were in the great depression. I still do not like the thickness it is not what it was or remotely how it should be. I was not pleased on how much she filed them down. I did not even realize she was taking off so much. I am so mad. Customer satisfaction is not there strong suit. Halfway through my session my technician and her co-worker restrategize the techicians to accommodate the sudden flow of customers entering the salon. My technician stopped working on my nails to start a new client while another technician tended to me. This tect was named Emily.
      A friend of mine was there with me. She frequents this establishment often since it is so close to her job. She informed me that Emily does her nails. My friend likes the work she does. Sometimes speaks of complaints from the work but, she keeps returning.
     Emily finished filing my nails and then buffed them. When it came to gel top coat it was an even rust attempt for a polish application. I had to tell her she missed some spots. The whole session took one hour and cost $28.00. I got a glow-in-the-dark powder with black and white glitter. I had this color last year around this time. The only difference is this one glows and the other was a regular or gel polish. If you go to Super nails they will do good work you should just pay attention. Make sure it is to your standards.

                     Solar Nails Brillantly done by Eve.

Tuesday August 16th, I decided it was time to get a fresh set of nails back on these fingers. The wait has over...  Eve, their resident manicurist was the perfect person to ring in a much needed Uniquelyiesha nail return. After a two month sebatical from acrylic powder and gel polish my nails were ready to become bedazzled again. While out running errands i stopped in Solar Nails in Jonesboro , GA. It is an establishment i have driven by on many occasions and always wondered about their level of satisfaction.
The experience was great. Fun friendly technicians who offer a level skill that i found out be very satisfying. This visit i changed up my normal desired shape of square, and choose stilletto. That long sleek claw like nails. So seductive yet mysteriously scary. The color what a vibrant shade of blue with silver sparkle rush strokes.

Gorgeous... I was so pleased with my experience.

At first the process was going slow but once Eve got to the acrylic out the process went much better. The whple experience was very relaxing. I love this stilletto look on me. I was unsure behand but i felt like i did want to try. I am very pleased. This nail experience ran me $35.00, it included stilletto long length style nails shaped and formed from an acrylic full set powder applications. I encourage everyone go see Eve and tell her Uniquely Iesha sent you.

Consumer report Color Club Emoji Nail Polish

                   I have been infatuated with this new emoji shaped glitter polish. For the past few nail visits I attempted to get them, but they was also a reason not to. The first few times the polish dried out, or the places did not offer it. During my recent trip to Solar nails that had it. So I picked that one as a topcoat to my periwinkle powder blue base coat. That is when my manicurist told me that, that polish is not that good quality wise for my styling preference. She enlightened me that the polish applies too thick I order for the emojis to come out right. She herself has tried it on herself as well as clients with different nail style types. Each one proves to show the finished product does not hold to customer and professional satisfactory standards. Color Club is a great nail supply company however, some consumers feel they should reevaluate some of the mixtures in their laboratories.

When Family Nail Salon Misses the Mark

Today November 16th I revisited my neighborhood nail salon in Jonesboro, GA. I was not impressed. The technician was a young women that did not seem to get the hint of listening to the customers demands. The process looked less than elementary. I could have done a better job myself while being under demonic possession. the polish is lumpy the acrylic application is minimal even though I specifically asked for thick. I am just not impressed, in fact I was a bit on the irritated side. How can you be a nail technician and do such work that looks like it should be done by a five year old.

 

TRES SHE TALONS
       When nail salons take the next step to make their name known they should take note from Australian based salon Tres She Talons. I found the salon while scrolling through Instagram. The work is exceptional. I quickly reached out to the pages owner and asked for their location because I just had to have that design done. Needless to say when I was informed of their location being in Australia I was pretty bummed. That feeling did not last. The spokesperson went on to enlighten me that they deliver press on nails that they decorate with their signature sparkling. Is that not the best idea? Giving the clients or potential clients the option to have that sparkly glittery experience no matter where they are is huge. It is changing the game of nail production as we know it. They can be reached via their Instagram page and the company website www.tres-she-talons.myshopify.com.
THIS SALON IS UNIQUELY IESHA APPROVED. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO GO ON THEIR SITE AND SHOP AWAY. MAYBE EVEN SAVE UP FOR THAT PLANE TICKET TO THE AUSSIE OUTBACK VACATION AND TREAT YOURSELF TO SALONS OVER SEAS.

Wedding Nails by an Old Favorite

           Greenbriar's own Le Nails nail salon is an great salon I frequented a few years back. I stopped going due to the technician that did my nails was no longer employed with that salon.

          My cousin still goes there though, so when my wedding day came around she said let's go. Knowing I would not be unsatisfied with the result I rushed on over. The work and production of the product was impeccably done. I choose white polish of course with a gold sparkle accent. My wedding colors with an elegant bridal look. I  love them. They were done on the day of my wedding on October 26th and as of November 16th the need for a fill was slightly noticeable. I could have easily went another week or two with those nails before a fill seems necessary. They were not as thick as I prefer but the finished product was so elegant and bridal worthy they just had to be shown and worn with love.

       I received a full set with glitter polish on two nails as decoratation. This appointment cost $30.00.

This salon is UNIQUELY IESHA APPROVED. I RECOMMEND THIS SALON TO EVERYONE.

Nail Talk is nothing to talk about...

 

February 5th, The Chinese New Year. Great time to kick off another anxiously anticipated nail salon review. I decided to choose Nail Talk & Spa, located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia’s Buckhead region. The address is 2549 Piedmont Rd Atlanta, GA. 30324. On the Sydney Marcus Side of Lindbergh Plaza. While running business earns to the decided to pay them a visit. I have researched some salon reviews and when I came across the reviews for Nail Talk, it left me curious. With a rating of 2.3 and mixed insights yet similar bottom line to their visit, I felt a need to find out for myself. I did not want to think of an unsatisfactory preforming establishment in such a high-profile notorious area. You would think that only the best would be operating in that area. The reviews mentioned experiences of poor customer service, long waits, and unhappy outcomes.

Getting into my experience today made me empathize with the other reviewers. I arrived at 1:00, was not seen until 1:37. You see as it being the Chinese New Year not a lot of employees decided to come to work. In fact, there was only one manicurist on. Her name is Anna. A kind woman with a great eye for attention to detail. In perspective of time maybe a little too much time on detail. The whole procedure took a good 2 hours. Probably the most time I have ever spent getting my nails done. The style I received was a stiletto shape in a gel powder full set. The polish was completed using the Gelish polish companies 406 for a base and 470 sparkle topcoat. While both colors were complemented beautifully together, the manicurist only did two layers of the 406 on all nails except the right thumb nail. That nail received 3 coats. It makes my nail color look uneven, I do like the color that 3rd coat left. All nails are still beautifully done though. The shape is accurately filed and curved.

The customer service was accommodating. Not like the reviews stated. The manicurist paid close attention to the customers and frequently apologized for their wait time. For a Tuesday afternoon there was a surprising number of clients in the establishment. Both man and women. Men getting pedicures while there were women getting both pedicures and manicures. I would have thought it would not have been as crowded considering it is the middle of the day on a weekday. I thought it would have been dead. Never the less, they were busy, customers were being taking care of in the best time frame the manicurist’s and pedicurists could do. Yes, they wanted to rush, but they also wanted to give their customers the best service they could. I could see that in their performance and interactions with the clients. Clients came in on a few occasions during my visit that hadn’t been there in a while and the salon staff remembered them. Telling them how much they were missed. I thought of it as very nice. To know the volume of the clientele they receive and to remember them was something to be taken in.

I would like to thank my bestie for coming with me and keeping my company. That helped me feel a little at ease about the timing. If I was there all alone it would have probably been a bit more painstaking. Although before my friend showed up Anna and I were exchanging great conversations. Anna was enlightening me on new nail products as well as nail care techniques. I mentioned how all 2018 I let my nails breathe and gave the acrylic and gels behind. She said yes that’s good you should do it often. I told her that I would just paint them with a clear nail harder, to try and strengthen them. Anna followed up with OPI’s Envy was a great product for that. She has used it on quite a few people including her daughter to maintain healthy real nails and the results were amazing for all who tried. I was impressed looking at the results and listening to Anna’s great knowledge of nail products.

Now ready for the damage,???... The grand total of this trip cost $65.00. Anna told me that it is usually a $70.00 total, but she took $5.00 off for making me wait on her so long. That price was accommodating to a fresh full set, two gel polish colors. When it is written down and broken down does not seem like $65.00 worth of an effort. The overall look seemed highly similar to the look I have spent $30-40.00 worth of by other salons. Showing you that location can change many things of an establishment.

This salon is UNIQUELY IESHA APPROVED. I RECOMMEND THIS SALON TO EVERYONE.

Super Nails

Wasn't so Super this time!!

May 16th, 2017 Super Nails on the corner of Hwy 138 and Old National Hwy in Riverdale, Ga.

The need for the visit was a fill-in, and one broken nail repair.

      I have been in the past once before. The technicians name has left my memory. I was not pleased she wanted to file down the thickness of my nails. She kept saying your nails are so thick. I am like yes I know. And I would like you to make your fill in this way as well. I then instructed her to use triple the amount of she would normally use on someone else. I felt as though I must address it since she seemed to be spitefully using such a minimal amount of powder you would think we were in the great depression. I still do not like the thickness it is not what it was or remotely how it should be. I was not pleased on how much she filed them down. I did not even realize she was taking off so much. I am so mad. Customer satisfaction is not there strong suit. Halfway through my session my technician and her co-worker restrategize the techicians to accommodate the sudden flow of customers entering the salon. My technician stopped working on my nails to start a new client while another technician tended to me. This tect was named Emily.
      A friend of mine was there with me. She frequents this establishment often since it is so close to her job. She informed me that Emily does her nails. My friend likes the work she does. Sometimes speaks of complaints from the work but, she keeps returning.
     Emily finished filing my nails and then buffed them. When it came to gel top coat it was an even rust attempt for a polish application. I had to tell her she missed some spots. The whole session took one hour and cost $28.00. I got a glow-in-the-dark powder with black and white glitter. I had this color last year around this time. The only difference is this one glows and the other was a regular or gel polish. If you go to Super nails they will do good work you should just pay attention. Make sure it is to your standards.

Sunny Nails Review

***I have decided to start writing and publishing the reports a day or two before my next visit. The first few days of the experience everything is good then like a week and a half into having them one pops off and I feel like a gave a wrong review. Not that I lied on the reports of the establishment I just want people to know the long-term effects from that salon. So, from now on all reports of each salon will be published 2 weeks after the visit. ***

 

On Tuesday February 26th, I paid a visit to Sunny Nails located in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown business district. Just footsteps from Five Points Train Station.  A quiet establishment during the day. Although that’s probably not the case at night. You see they have a tattoo parlor at the rear of the shop. That I am sure brings in a big crowd. The establishment was a typical, essentially stocked and decorated salon. I don’t think they went too extravagant due to the area. To have nice stuff in there is asking for a robbery. Not saying the area is a big located, it just brings individuals of all sorts. The area is notorious for being a hangout for rambunctious youth, less fortunate individuals and wanderers of the city.

The duration of time spent on the project was an hour. Not bad… Considering my last day long experience. They had to perform surgery on my nails too. And it still only took an hour. The prior located I visited had my nails popping off by the day. I came in for a fill… and get this, 4 repairs. The 4 repairs were from the inadequacy of Nail Talk of the previous review. I am not pleased that I am just making 2 weeks and I am receiving such intolerance from a nail application.

Two manicurists had to work on my nails. One I am assuming was not as experienced as the other, so one had to step in to perform the repairs and fill-in. That was a manicurist by the name of Casey. After her application of gel powder for the fill-in, I gave my inspection. As I always do. Checking the thickness, uniformity, and overall work. It was not as thick as I normally get them, but they still were an adequate thickness. The while she was filing and shaping, she asked if she cud trim the sides. Just to shape them better to a more uniform shape to blend the repairs.  Everybody raved to me how much they admired the shape of the nails. The color was gorgeous. The mood perfect black to smokey grey. My husband loved them as black is his favorite color. Also, he loves my mood changing nails. The nails and repairs cost $50.00. The overall visit was fine, my nails stayed on the full two weeks. One did pop off, but no lifting from the others. Sunny nails on Peachtree is a fine place, go later and get your hands feet and a tattoo.

They have a professional demeanor with an intense desire to provide excellent customer service. Go in and see for yourself.

 

VIP Nails

Old National Highway

My trip to VIP Nails on Old National highway in Riverdale, GA was the experience to be remembered. The staff was exceptional in customer service. The shop honestly was one of the best managed nail shops I have ever attended. Everyone had a job and business flowed effortlessly. The shop manager would be stationed at the front desk, answering phone calls, and assigning manicurists to customers. Each member of the staff was seen with regular customers awaiting their services. It seemed each staff member was occupied with faithful returning clients.

The establishment was elegant to say the least. Clean, and spacious, with beautiful chandeliers that hung from the ceiling. Gold accents and trimming adorned the molding. Mint green painted walls with light brown furniture. Peaceful and tranquil is the vibe you get when visiting the salon. They have hip-hop radio playing over the intercom. Giving the patrons fun fresh tunes to entertain their ears while enjoying the pampering that’s taking place. VIP Nails is even equipped with Wi-Fi for their guests. How many other salons offer that? Not too many I have seen.

My experience during the process was lovely. I got in the chair around 12:08 am Saturday afternoon. The day was March 16th. I planned to get their early because I was certain if I waited longer to go later in the day, I would have to wait what would seem like hours for my turn. Granted, the shop was full even at 12 pm. Not bad due to the even flow and progress of the establishment. Even having a packed establishment, the turnover of clients seemed to be effortless. I only had to wait not even 2 minutes for the manicurist to sit and start. The process only took an hour. I did have a repair, but nothing as drastic as the last time. For this visit it was mainly a fill-in process.

    They have such beautiful colors to choose from. With an immense supply of different types of polish. At first, I was going to do a nude mood changing color, but the color it turned to, looked to purple for me. I then went with my next choice, DND’s 546 Night by Sea Gel Polish. The color is brilliant. Tones of blue and black with shimmers of silver. The color is quite captivating. After the 2-week period almost three weeks no nails came off. No lifts, no chips, no negative reactions to the job done at VIP Nails. Between their great service, beautiful establishment, and longevity to the nails. I would have to put VIP nails on my top 5 of Nail Salons in Georgia.

The total for the visit was a well-deserved $50.00

Nails by Natalie and Nina- Atlanta, GA

        I arrived at Nails by Natalie and Nina on Saturday April 13th, 2019 at 12pm. Located on the West End side of Atlanta. Located across the street from the West End Mall; the side facing Planet Fitness and the main entrance to the mall. The establishment looks ordinary. Pink painted walls which seems to be a complementary color for a customary salon. Nail desks and pedicure booths are presented in a way that provides a satisfactory amount of space to fill the salon without looking cramped. The nail colors are minimal if you like gel polishes. For regular lacquer polish the selection is a more generous offering.

Clients seem to fill up the establishment by 12. While management is on point and attentive to the customers. 2 minutes after my arrival the salon manager approached me and asked me what my reason for frequenting the salon was. I began to tell her I wanted a fill, cut down and for my nails to be turned into square from the stiletto cut. She told me that it would be $40 which is a good price for the procedure rendered. I was upset however they did not have glow-in-the-dark gel powder. I picked out a trustee gel polish.

During the process the manicurist was very unsure of my instructions and needs. I had to keep reiterating that I wanted my nails cut down to meet my real growth of my real nails. She was so unsure she had to enlist the help of the salon manager, who was a veteran in the nail business. I explained my ideal look and how I wanted it executed and she began to fix them up without hesitation. Once she did it and explained to the manicurist assigned to my procedure, the manicurist took over again. While she fixed up the nails they still were elementary in execution.

I must make note that the salon chairs are very nice. A different touch from the normal desk style chairs on wheels that are normally in a shop, these have wooden legs with a brown faux alligator skin leather cushioning. It looks very elegant. It complements the nail desks well. The nail desks are a wooden panel Formica with white accents. I didn't get the manicurist name. There was not much conversation. Total finish time was 1:50, we started at 12:30 12:40. As the manager stated initially the whole process cost $40 and that's with the fill, cut down, and of course gel mood changing polish. I know I said thick, but these nails look like big blue chicklets gum pieces sitting on my fingers. Even though it is thick like I like there is some better shaping that could have been done.

Nail Studio- NW Atlanta, GA

 

I arrived at the nail salon at 5 p.m. The establishment’s name is “Nail Studio” on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, GA. Located in the Kroger Plaza right off Highway 75. I waited for what seemed like an eternity, by 5:25 I still was waiting for the process to begin. The establishment runs at a very slow pace. I have been waiting for an hour and I am just starting to receive the procedure, at 5:55. There were 4 manicurists working all assisting other clients. It was not that busy for a Saturday afternoon or Saturday at all for that matter. I could see if it was a booming Saturday at the salon, but that busy rush the establishment surely was not.
The establishment is small; 5 manicure chairs and desks and 8 pedicure stations. The color scheme is a very beige and white neutral tone. Light faux pine formica style cabinets, desks and furniture.
At 6:54 is when the technique finished resulting in an approximate payment amount of $38. Overall interest or fun with the procedure was very low to minimal it was pretty much just had to get it done type thing.
My tech was a young kid who thought he knew everything. He made my blood boil with his arrogant ignorance that plagues this generation. He tried to tell me how to or how I should get my nails done. He then proceeded to say; “well I don't like nails like that that's not why I did it like that.” If I'm paying for a service, do a service to me it's not how you want to do it but how I want it done. I am not his girlfriend his mother or any association to him to have that much of an influence on my nail preferences. When the procedure was done, and I gave him the money I only gave him a $2 tip. I did not give him any other amount of money higher than that because I felt that it wasn't deserving. I did not want to give him the $2, but something said, “you know what? I hate your attitude, although it was still an overall okay procedure, my nails are still done regardless of his little young naive adolescence feedback in preferences.” I'm a huge fan of the color though it is a shimmery pink it is called Pink Angel by DND gel polish.
So all in all I will not visit them again unless, it is for extreme measures. Between the time frame and service of the technician I am not impressed or pleased.

I arrived at the nail salon at 5 p.m. The establishment’s name is “Nail Studio” on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, GA. Located in the Kroger Plaza right off Highway 75. I waited for what seemed like an eternity, by 5:25 I still was waiting for the process to begin. The establishment runs at a very slow pace. I have been waiting for an hour and I am just starting to receive the procedure, at 5:55. There were 4 manicurists working all assisting other clients. It was not that busy for a Saturday afternoon or Saturday at all for that matter. I could see if it was a booming Saturday at the salon, but that busy rush the establishment surely was not.
The establishment is small; 5 manicure chairs and desks and 8 pedicure stations. The color scheme is a very beige and white neutral tone. Light faux pine formica style cabinets, desks and furniture.
At 6:54 is when the technique finished resulting in an approximate payment amount of $38. Overall interest or fun with the procedure was very low to minimal it was pretty much just had to get it done type thing.
My tech was a young kid who thought he knew everything. He made my blood boil with his arrogant ignorance that plagues this generation. He tried to tell me how to or how I should get my nails done. He then proceeded to say; “well I don't like nails like that that's not why I did it like that.” If I'm paying for a service, do a service to me it's not how you want to do it but how I want it done. I am not his girlfriend his mother or any association to him to have that much of an influence on my nail preferences. When the procedure was done, and I gave him the money I only gave him a $2 tip. I did not give him any other amount of money higher than that because I felt that it wasn't deserving. I did not want to give him the $2, but something said, “you know what? I hate your attitude, although it was still an overall okay procedure, my nails are still done regardless of his little young naive adolescence feedback in preferences.” I'm a huge fan of the color though it is a shimmery pink it is called Pink Angel by DND gel polish.

Classic Nails- East Point, GA

In a tucked away section of East Point Georgia holds a fabulous nail salon by the name of Classic Nails right on Washington Rd. It shares a plaza with Piggly Wiggly, Boost Mobile, Metro PCS, some hair salons and a few convenience stores. While I was visiting my family in the area, I saw it and asked them if they ever ben and if they liked the service. When they told me they did and how they thought it was a fine establishment I knew it would be a great location for my next review.

Saturday July 6th to be exact; I went to check them out. I arrived to the establishment at 4:25 pm. The salon manager instantly sat me in the manicurist station. For the first time my husband came with me. It was exciting to have him see the process I come home and rant or rave to him about. Plus, I love doing things with him that he likes to do so this was a great turn of events. For once he was in my girl cave. I had him help me pick a color which was one of my favorite colors to date. Plus, it was not that big of a deal for him to be there watching since they use power tools. If you insert power tools in any activity involving him it is sure to be a winner. So, he was watching listening to my direction I gave the manicurist, commenting “I can do that, you should let me do your nails sometime”. The manicurist did a wonderful job though. Very attentive with great precision. Honestly, I was shocked that the whole process was finished by 4:55 pm. I think that was the quickest time I had ever experienced getting a fill and being in the salon. Not to mention with a great finished result. The color is frozen waves by DND nail polish believe the color number is 406. The fill and color cost $35.00.

Not bad at all. Of course, leaving a $5.00 tip. The color was gorgeous. I was in owe of my nails. The sparkle was mesmerizing.  I would definitely say they lasted well over a month. Unfortunately, the color did not. One organization thought the color was too vibrant for the conventionally expectations of their establishment. (but that is a different story).

On Saturday the 20th of July I had to  is when I had to go and get a polish change and a cut down I was in the area of VIP Nails so I stopped in there.

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Nice Nails 12/17

Jonesboro, GA- Today I wondered into Nice Nails on Upper Riverdale rd. in Jonesboro, where I was greeted by a friendly staff. The salon was empty as I usually like to frequent. I received a fill from a manicurist by the name of Kathy. She was so sweet. Making sure my nails were to my liking while at the same time providing excellent customer service. Kathy started usual salon small talk, yet made it very engaging. Once she was finished I went to the color tech her name is moon. Moon polished my nails with this fabulous mood changing color perfect for a Uniquelyiesha.com Christmas. The whole process took 1 hour and cost $30.00. They were such a great experience and it was a much needed visit. Everyone stop in and have moon and Kathy pamper your cuticles. The shop is small yet quaint. When I walked in I thought it would be perfect to rent out for wedding party preparations. Fun staff, wonderful color display, and a great eye for attention to detail.

Nail Boutique & Spa

College Park, GA- Sunday February 19th, I decided to visit College Park’s own Nail Boutique and Spa on River Station Blvd.

Finding a nail salon in GA after 5 is slim pickings. One must get in where they fit in so to speak. I was close in the area leaving a client and decided to try them out. Big mistake. The establishment was very small and the positioning of the equipment made the space very tight feeling. Also, the establishment itself was covered in the dust of the acrylic powder. The tables had mounds of acrylic powder dust in all the creases as if the tables were never wiped down. The frames which houses the mirrors, the dying station, the ceiling decorations that hang above you; all those things were covered in acrylic powder and dust. Although the technician did listen to detail when I informed him to make sure the layer of acrylic powder was thick and generously spread. The process was still unreassuringly awkward. When it came time for the polish the quality of work was done in almost an adolescent naive manner. I only received one fast, rushed coat of polish that wasn't evenly distributed. I thank God I had no cuts, I did go to an urgent care to examine my hands. The order I chose was a full set of acrylic nails with a general polish choice. The gel mood color selection was very scarce. I would say they had about 15 colors. I asked for the glow in the dark and he showed me mood changing. I was not impressed. There was no conversation and the establishment encompassed a dull atmosphere. The price of the full set cost $23.00 yet the value of the work estimated at $10.00. Nail Boutique and Spa should change before they find themselves in the unemployment line.

 

Passion Nails

Atlanta, GA-

Atlanta’s new up-in-coming hot spot area Highland Hills houses a hip and trendy nail salon. Passion Nails located at 243 North Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA. Located in just minutes from the Inman Park area of eastern Atlanta. This salon holds their self above the rest with their slogan “Finest nail salon for men and women”. With a slogan like that they would want to maintain their title as being a cut above the rest.  Stacy was my manicurist.

I arrived at the salon at 4:04pm on a Wednesday afternoon. The date was August 28th. The place was not crowded but still had a respectable number of customers for a Wednesday afternoon. When I enter the salon, I was greeted by management right away. I then was directed to pick a color. By 4:08 or 4:09 I was sat in the chair and the process commenced. By 5:05pm I was finished, and the color I chose was OPI’s 102 Princesses Rule.

The color selection is fine, adequate to appease many types of styles women love and that are trending. The establishment was nice, clean cut and a fabulous symmetry between the salon structure, and décor design. Impressive manicurist stations that are bar style desks. Classy with a touch of modern retro. The walls are white with sporadic faux brick accent decals throughout the establishment. They offer the clients beverage choices of water, soda, beer and wine, while they get their nails or toes done. Very nice touch in my opinion in the hospitality department. Ample pedicure and manicure stations are there to accommodate an ideal mass of clients.

The session cost $55.00. The fill, and gel polish. The reason for the price honestly, I believe is the location. The actual work done was $35.00s worth of work at best. When you to go to establishments in locations such as these, their rent is higher so your session price must be raised to accommodate the location and building fees. Do I think it is worth it? I kind of have mixed feelings about. Yes, its good work, yes, I am paying for location; but could there be something more to make us feel like we are not just paying your rent absolutely.