Finding quality nail salons can be a task, especially when you’re not sure of the signs that indicate the salon is well-run. The following tips help you determine the level of attention that’s given to the salon and its customers, and help you find a nail salon that offers what you’re looking for.
As you walk in, look for signs of cleanliness.
It’s one thing for a nail technician to not be completely cleaned up from a previous client, but entirely another for the entire salon to have towels lying around, tools not put away, and show signs of disarray. That suggests that the salon isn’t keeping up with its sanitation processes, and is to be avoided.
Nail technicians have to be licensed and copies of their licenses must be displayed for customers to view. If you notice that there are more nail technicians than licenses, that’s a red flag that the salon isn’t running in compliance with the law.
Chemical odors are normal in a nail salon, but if you notice the odor seems stronger than it should be, there’s a problem with the ventilation. Poor ventilation suggests that the salon isn’t paying attention to hazardous conditions.
Last, but not least, if you decide to get into the chair, pay attention to how the tech handles your nails. If they pull out a drill to file your nail bed, refuse service and leave.