I wen to the Kozy Salon & Spa with my editor aunt for pedis and was not disappointed at all. Even my aunt, who's seen it all, was impressed. This salon isn't over the top, it's not luxe, but it was clean and did a nice service on the both of us. My aunt is super picky about her polish (if you get it on her skin you're dead) and she loved it. My polish came out good too, so two thumbs up from us!
Country Nails did a really good job on the shaping of my nails when I wanted to go from squared to rounded. They talked me into a baby step (squared with rounded edges) first, which I think was the right move. I liked that the girl who did my nails actually talked to me and gave me options rather than sitting there like a deaf mute.
When my aunt from San Francisco was out visiting for a couple of days on business, we had so much fun going around to different salons getting services done (she's a Beauty Editor for a fashion magazine). She wanted to go to Star Nails and Spa so we went in without appointments to see what they had. We each wound up getting manicures. Mine wasn't done so well; the girl working on me cut my cuticle and made me bleed. Without so much as a 'sorry' or some kind of apology, she put some kind of greenish liquid on that stopped the bleeding but not the throbbing. This salon is on the Don't Do It list.
Ocean Nails was able to fix the mangled mess I created when I went ahead and cut down and filed my own nails. Or I should correct myself and say when I tried to cut down and file my own nails. I made a crooked mess and needed to get the problem fixed before heading out into polite society once more. I walked into Ocean Nails, they took me immediately and fixed me up, all within 15 minutes. Whew!
Nail Trends makes up for what it lacks in environment by what it provides in service. I like a clean looking, organized salon and shutter when I see obvious messes. I was a little turned off by how messy the salon was, but to be honest, the pedi they gave me was bliss! They didn't try to short change massaging my calves and took their time with the polish. Now if they would only pay as much attention to the place and clean it up.
The nice thing about having more relatives than you can shake a stick at is that we're all so spread out over the Island. That makes it easier when trying to find new places to try out. I found St. James Nails while out and about visiting some of the clan and popped in on the way out of town for a quick manicure. Happily, they took me with no waiting and did a very nice job.
Not a bad salon. A friend of mine has been loyal to Professional Nails for some time and enticed me to try her place out. I don't believe in nail loyalty, so I decided to give it a whirl. They have a nice enough establishment, but it seemed crowded for my early afternoon midweek appointment. I didn't have to wait that long, but I still had to wait - which boggled my mind. My nails came out pretty well, although I had chipping within a week.
Thank goodness my aunt in publishing drilled it into my head at an early age to try as many salons as possible. Every single one I've ever been to has been just a little different from the last. Trends & Friends Hair & Nails beckoned me in with it's snappy name. My toes hadn't seen the light of day in quite some time, so I went in for a relaxing pedi. The place was friendly, the conversation fun and my pedi looked (and felt) great.
My aunt brought out bagels and cookies she bought from the Eunice Bakery in her neck of the woods. I thought the bagels were delish but the cookies were a little stale. Nobody else thought that, so maybe my taste buds were off.
The Coffee Oasis is where I'll stop enroute to my cousin's for a cup of heaven. Their coffee is everything a good coffee should be - aromatic, bold and full of delicious flavor. I'm lucky to have found them and won't make a trip into Pt. Jeff without stopping by for my cup.