My boss wanted to take me out for my birthday. So we both decided on getting our nails done together, and then dinner. I’ve never had my nails done at a real salon before, so I was nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. I initially thought all nail salons automatically do gel (and I am terrified of gel, mostly because of how long it stays on), but luckily I was informed I could just get a basic manicure. So I’m sat in the chair and I’m soaking my hands which was nice. Then the manicurist comes over, and I start to get scared again. I had some left-over specks of polish that I was scraping off throughout the day, so when she practically washed my hands in acetone I almost died. After that came the cuticle care which I really needed. Then my nails were cut (not too short; I can’t deal with nubs) and filed. The way the manicurist filed them was with a really rough board, and she put it under my nails and went in a back-and-forth motion, that basically splintered my nails. The way I do it is with a softer emery board and I go only one way, so my nails don’t split or peel. So the filing really confused me. Finally she put the polish on. The color I chose (after a lot of deliberation) was OPI’s “Dating A Royal”, which is a deep blue that I’m thinking about buying because I love it a lot. Then it took about 1000 years for the finished product to dry, and we left and had dinner and it was overall a nice first salon experience and belated birthday outing.
Although my experience was a good one, I want to hear the bad stories! What was your worst salon experience? Tell me in the comments!!