Avoiding a Nail Salon Nightmare During Your Next Visit
We’ve all experienced them at one point or another – the nail salon nightmare.
You swore to yourself that you’d never let it happen to you again. But you run into problems at some point and you’re sick of dealing with them.
Thankfully, there are ways that you can avoid these problems.
Remember: you need to be pro-active in this situation and take the initiative to ensure things go well for you.
Problem: Getting Pressured to Choose a Color
When you visit a nail salon, you might not know the exact color that you want for your nails.
However, technicians are usually pressed for time and need to get you in and out as quickly as possible.
As a result, they may pressure you to choose a color and force you to make a bad decision that you regret.
Honestly, we suggest never going back to a technician who pressures you to often.
However, if you love their work besides this pressure, do what we do – bring your own nail polish.
They don’t mind you doing this – it saves them from using theirs – and ensures you get the color you want.
Problem: To Match Your Toes or Not
When getting your nails done, you may also want to paint your toes as well.
This step is one that is a lot of fun for you and your partner because they are the most likely to see your toes.
But should you match your nails or go for a different shade?
Trust your gut instinct, here, to get the best possible results.
First of all, decide what shade combinations you want long before you go to the salon.
Doing so helps to streamline the choice.
And decide if matching is right for you or if you want more diverse colors.
Don’t be afraid to go a little wild and pick diverse colors that show off your style.
Problem: You Don’t Like the Color Once It Dries
One of the worst problems you can run into at a nail salon is finding that the color you chose dries a slightly different shade.
This problem affects many people and you may simply want to keep your mouth shut about it to avoid conflict.
Don’t take this approach – speak up and let the technician know that the color isn’t right for you.
Remember: they are your nails and you deserve to get the best color for your needs.
Yes, your technician has a lot of clients to take care of after you.
But you shouldn’t be unsatisfied just because they are busy.
Let them know that the shade doesn’t quite have the tone you want – and do it sooner rather than later.
If you don’t let the technician know, they may choose it for you again.
Problem: “Do You Want a Wax Today?”
It happens just about every time you go to your favorite nail salon: the technician asks you if you want a wax.
You end up getting into an argument with yourself – no, you don’t need a wax.
But maybe it would be a good idea to get one, anyway.
After all, you don’t want to let them down.
Don’t worry – you’re not going to disappoint your nail technician if you say no.
They are used to people saying no to waxes all the time.
They are simply trying to upsell their services or add new and more expensive options to your treatment.
Just say no and let them move on to your nails.
Problem: Headaches From the Nail Solution
Have you ever gone to a nail salon and experienced a headache because of the nail solutions?
That’s a problem that may seem impossible to avoid.
After all, techs need to use different paints and polishes to make your nails look beautiful.
You can’t rightfully ask them to not use them.
However, that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer – most centers like these should have ventilation options for your needs.
Avoid this problem by asking for a small fan to blow the fumes away from your face.
Most facilities should have items like these that their clientele can use.
You may also want to bring a small face mask or ask for one from the techs.
They usually have extras that clients can use to avoid getting headaches or even experiencing nausea.
These masks are usually quite easy to adjust for your needs.