Being a full-time mom, wife, student, and teacher is exhausting and every three or four weeks….I BREAK! There is nothing like courting yourself and enjoying some peace and quite without life’s demands.  Every woman who likes to be pampered can enjoy an all day event at the nail salon (even if it’s not on purpose).  Today, getting my nails done on a Saturday was a four hour experience; surviving on water and peppermints!  Saturday, I was scheduled an appointment at 12pm; I was not done until after 3pm,  eight-months pregnant and starving, but it is always worth the time spent for the right salon.  I felt like a million bucks leaving the salon, my eyebrows, nails, and toes were snatched to the Gods.

It is such a disappointment to have your nails ruined or chipped only weeks after getting them done or having your eyebrows jacked-up.  Nails Salons have so much power when it comes to the confidence of women; once a woman feels confident in her nails and hair, she is ready to conquer the aggravating co-worker, the 100 “lovely” students, and her household.

Once I relocated, I made it my business to find someone who I could trust to do my nails, waxes, and lashes correctly and not just take my money and do a sub-pair job.  Getting the “works” is often a $100 dollar ticket.  Making sure that I love what I spend my money on and that I am on a first-name basis is my greatest obsession when seeking a Nail Salon. In recent years, I’ve had nail techs who were more interested in up selling me then worrying about the health of my nails.  I hate to feel cheated out of my money, once I find a potential shop to visit, I immediately check for welcoming, licenses, sanitation techniques, and product prices.  It is my money and my time and I want to feel important when I leave.  Here are a few tips when choosing the right nail salon to avoid disaster:

  • Do research. Check out reviews online and their website.
  • Pay attention to cleanliness and how they treat their tools.
  • Be aware of products they use on you. Soft Gel? Shellac? Acrylic?  Find out what products work for you.

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Ashley V.

One day I woke up, married...two daughters...and third on the way, and I decided to write! I am a Florida A&M University graduate; currently seeking my Master's degree in Reading and Literacy. I am a high school Reading teacher. I am underpaid, over-loved, overwhelmed, overjoyed, and often in-over-my-head!

2 thoughts on ““YAAAAASSSSS, Lyne Lee!”

    1. I take it one day at a time. Luckily I have a very supportive husband. When I get time to jot down a topic I write & continue little by little until I am finished.


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