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It may seem trivial but trying out a new nail salon can, at times, result in more roadblocks than you may have anticipated. Whether you have moved or just need a solid option for a lunch-break mani-pedi, you want to make sure that you are leaving the salon happy! We all know there are a lot more factors than polish selection when it comes to ensuring a positive in-salon experience. 

  1. Check Yelp reviews for local salons to gauge customer experience/satisfaction and look for any red-flags regarding cleanliness.
  2. If you are looking for something other than a basic manicure (think nail art!), check out the salon's social media. Take note of the artist responsible for the pictures you like - be sure to book your appointment with them!
  3. Ask friends for recommendations - they most likely have their go-to spot! If manis and pedis aren’t on their list of monthly appointments, they can probably recommend a place they’ve heard great things about. On vacation and need a quick fix? Ask someone who works where you’re staying!  
  4. Don't be afraid to speak up and say no. If you walk into a salon and it isn't what you thought or you're getting a bad feeling, it is ok to say you have changed your mind! Trust your gut. This also applies for any point during the appointment where you start to question what is happening. You are your biggest advocate and if there is something that plays into health concerns, safety, or potential damage to your nail - end the session immediately.

A mani/pedi is a great treat any time of the day or year so do your research to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want! Looking for nail art ideas to show your nail artist? Take a peek at these!