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Mind Your Manis & Pedis

Five tips for your most fabulous 1Os and 2Os.

  1. Book last-minute appointments-or walk in- on weekday mornings or afternoons, when salons are least busy, but schedule at least two weeks in advance before any holiday or long weekend. (Find promos via our website or Facebook accounts.)
  2. Call ahead if you'd like a special service, such as gel polish removal, callus care, or custom nail art. Tip: Request a manicurist who can cater to your long nails or is creative in the nail art department, the same way you'd ask for a colorist who's amazing at highlighting dark hair or a hairstylist who specializes at cutting curly hair..
  3. Don't obsess over the right polish. If you still can't decide after five minutes, bring a few top choices to the manicurist's station so she can swatch them for you after she gets started, or ask her if she has any suggestions (she's likely seen the hues on every skin tone). If you don't like the color after seeing it brushed on a finger or two, it's fine to ask her to switch. If you ask after she's applied the lacquer to all IO, it's rude.
  4. The most unexpected thing that gets under nail techs' skin? Excessive apologizing for unshaven legs or "gross" feet. Barring a fungal infection or an ingrown nail-which, hello! go to the doc already!-they‘ve seen it all, and having to tell you more than once that it's fine (it is!) gets old. .
  5. Relax, your hands, arms and feet. It make’s a Nail technition’s job difficult when they have to shift thier body in akward postions to accomadate a rigid digit, so relax and enjoy!

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