Nail salon

Top 3 things to look for in a nail salon

09:00 08 January in Beauty tips, Kigali, Rwanda

Sometimes in life we end up being spoiled for choice. And while this brings many benefits to us as consumers, it also makes it difficult to make up our minds. The simplest decisions, like what nail salon to visit before our next big event, can seem next to impossible. After all, what separates one nail salon from another? We’re here to help you find out.

A great nail salon should have:

1. Several positive reviews

One or two reviews aren’t enough. To really get a sense of the quality offered by a nail salon, the more reviews the merrier! Check out TripAdvisor, forums and blog posts to find some honest reviews. If your chosen nail salon gets the thumbs up from previous customers, it’s likely that you will have a positive experience, too.

2. Helpful and professional staff

When you call or drop in to make an appointment, is the receptionist friendly? Or does she sound like she’s bored out of her mind? Sometimes you might find receptionists who won’t hang up on a personal call, even if you’re standing right in front of them! These people are the faces of the nail salon. And if you get a poor welcome at the outset, well…that’s a pretty good indication of the kind of service you will get during your treatment.

On the other hand, friendly, professional and helpful staff can make a visit to the nail salon a truly pleasurable experience. So make sure to find people who can give you the special treatment that you deserve.

3. Some added extras

Ok, so it might be cheaper to get a quick appointment at your local shopping center’s nail bar. But it won’t exactly be the most relaxing experience. And a rough ten minutes of frantic filing and sloppy polishing won’t leave your nails looking their best, either.

A decent nail salon should make the appointment worth your while. For instance, it might be in an attractive environment, a place where you can “make a day of it” away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Or it might use top-quality products that nourish your nails long after you leave. Or it might be the customer care you receive when you enter the nail salon. After all, a smiling welcome and a cup of herbal tea can make all the difference to your day!

So next time your nails need attention, don’t rush…

Take your time and consider the factors mentioned above – plus some more things to watch out for. Eventually you will find a nail salon that’s right for you. When you do, make sure to leave a review of your own – to help others in search of one, too!