- How do I book a nail technician?
- How do I communicate with my nail technician about the style I want?
- What is the process of nail art?
- What should I tip for a manicure?
First of all, let's talk about the tips issue that we are most concerned about!
There are two parts, one is the most basic manicure is the fee, and then there is the extra tip paid to the manicurist.
Cost: Depending on the city in the US, the cost will vary accordingly. However, the most common nail technician usually charges around $50. A nail salon with a good environment or a good location will charge more. Of course, if your nail art is more complex, the fee will increase!
Tipping: The tipping part depends on how satisfied you are with the nail technician's service and the final result. Generally will give a 15%-20%.
Before you choose a good store and decide to get a manicure, make sure if the nail salon requires an appointment, because some hot stores only accept appointments and are not a walk-in format.
Most businesses will have a mark on their official website or Yelp to indicate if an appointment is required, prompting the Appointment Only group to indicate that an appointment is required in advance, and if it shows Walk-ins Welcome it means you can do it as you go without making an appointment.
If you need to make an appointment, just make it clear when it is.
E.g：Can I make a nail reservation for tomorrow at 2pm.（Time can be replaced at will.）
Just confirm the time and be on time for your appointment.
3.English for the nail art process
Generally, when you enter a nail salon (Nail Salon), you will be approached by an attendant to confirm the nail service you want.
E.g：What do you want to do today？
At this point you are being asked for the most basic nail care needs, i.e. you need Manicure, Pedicure or both, just answer as needed.
E.g：I want a manicure/pedicure/both.
Manicure packages are also divided into different grades such as Basic manicure package and Deluxe manicure package, and of course the services and prices are also very different.
4.Steps of manicure
Nail salons generally do not use nail clippers, they use nail files to trim the length and shape of the nails, and filing means shaping the nails.
Hand nail exfoliation can be easily done with scrubs, if it is a foot manicure, then you need to use a tool such as a pedicure knife or a pedicure stone to remove the dead skin on the feet by the nail technician.
Nail edge care is an umbrella term that encompasses removing dead skin that sticks up around the nail cap, cleaning dirt from the nail crevices, and managing the condition of the nails to lay the foundation for subsequent manicures.
The most sanding and polishing is to repair the nail surface until it is smooth, so that the subsequent application of nail polish will be smoother and the nail surface will be smoother.
In Deluxe manicure package (luxury package) often appear paraffin wax treatment, this treatment is to put hands into the melted paraffin wax, paraffin wax solution will generally add glycerin and other moisturizing and nourishing ingredients.