Manicure question - STT
Who gives the best manicures?
I don't usually get one because they last all of 20 minutes without my screwing it up but when I was in FL had the best one ever using acrylic polish and having it heat set. It lasted a month with no dings, scratches or smirches but my nails grew out so looking for a place that does similar work. Any leads, ladies?
It was probably gel polish, not acrylic. Gel polish is set using the UV light. The most common brand used in salons is the Creative Shellac gel polish. OPI has one as well called GelColor. I can't make a recommendation of a salon there but I hope this at least helps if you decide to start calling around to the local salons to see if they offer this particular service.
Alana33, The BEST mani (pedi, too) on STT is Sy (Syheida) at the Elysian!! She does a fantastic job, whether regular mani/polish or gel (I have never gotten gel polish since I am a massage therapist and have short little nubby nails), BUT I do like them to be clean, free of scratchy cuticles and such. Usually do them myself but for a treat...she is marvelous! Worth a drive all the way out East from the Northside, for sure! Polished Hair & Nail Studio - 643-4197. If anyone needs info about a great nail tech on STX, I finally found someone who is great here, too!
Darn. That's the only time I've ever had a manicure that lasted more than 20 min. Have to say, it looked amazing and lasted forever.
It was definitely an industrial strength manicure.
Will have to indulge infrequently which I do as I don't often get them in any case. Just hate when I do and don't get to enjoy for even a whole day.
Will let you know, pilatesgirl.
Not really sure...haven't gotten one Stateside in awhile. I would think it would be dependent on where in the States you are looking at and what kind of establishment you are used to going to (spa/resort, Asian salon, etc.). I thought her prices were good for here and the time she spent, length of time her work lasted, etc.