For years I had strong fingernails I kept polished all the time, with no ill effects. Then I got cancer, and had chemo. It's been a year since my last treatment but my nails are still really weak, breaking frequently and peeling at the ends. What's the best strategy for getting these suckers to heal? [more inside]
I would like to put together a 'manicure kit' for my wife to use while lounging on the couch. [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs or youtube channels that feature nail designs in the intermediate skill level range. On a scale of 1 to 10 I am looking for 5-6. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Baltimore for a wedding this weekend (leaving this afternoon) and I won't have time to get my nails done at my regular place before I go. Can anyone recommend a decent place to get a manicure? I'm staying in Fells Point, so anywhere accessible from there would be good (I know my way around Baltimore, but I won't have access to a car).
My nails have never been pretty, but I want them to be. What could I do over the next 30 days to make them even a little improved so that they don't look bad when I dress up for Comic Con? [more inside]
So the current nail tech FPP on the blue, and my comment inside have me wondering what other tips and tricks there are for at home hand care. [more inside]
My poor fingers and nails are in really rough shape. Teach me how to take care of them! [more inside]
Can you recommend a pedicure-person in Washington, D.C. who will REALLY go to town on the rough calluses on my feet? [more inside]
I have been biting my fingernails for 30 years. I’ve stopped for short periods of time (a week or two) over the last 10 years but its never stuck. I’m 30 days into not biting them right now, and I’m thinking this could be the “last” time I quit. I have a few questions about the end of nail-biting and about general fingernail-related things that I guess I never figured out when I was an adolescent and didn’t have any. [more inside]
Having perfectly manicured nails always gives me a confidence boost, and I have been growing out my (typically bit to the quick) nails in preparation for an important meeting. My question: what color should I paint them? I need something on-trend but professional. I work in a creative field, so I can venture outside of the safer options. However, I still want to look like an adult. I typically gravitate towards a dark red, which is maybe a bit too dark for late summer? What's the hip color this season?
I got my first pro manicure on Friday and the nail polish (acrylic, not gel) has already chipped on one finger. Sadness has ensued. [more inside]
Hand gurus of MeFi, help me. My nails are disgusting. Soft, peeling, split, easily prone to breaking. They didn't used to be like this, and I miss my old, healthy nails. What to do? [more inside]
Manicure/pedicure etiquette: What exactly do you do during the process? [more inside]
Can you recommend a spa/salon in Portland, OR? [more inside]
I want to treat a friend to a spa day somewhere in the Atlanta area, I haven't lived in Georgia for years. Does anyone have suggestions? We'd be looking in the Virginia Highlands area if we decide to go into town or in the Jonesboro/Stockbridge/McDonough if we don't. [more inside]
My wife wants our daughter to have a makeover party for her 8th birthday. Manicures, pedicures, hair-styling and all that. Am I being overly-sensitive in thinking it's a bad idea? [more inside]
Currently in the process of getting a mani/pedi at a salon my friends have been to, but I haven't. Question about hygiene. [more inside]
I'm looking for a part-time nail technician program in NYC to learn more about doing manicures and pedicures. I don't know yet if I want to give it all up and become a nail tech, so advice/good things to know/don't do it types of feedback is welcome as well. [more inside]
What's a cool/quirky nail polish look for a 30-something with an otherwise nondescript sense of style? [more inside]
I am looking for a nail salon in Manhattan or Brooklyn (Brooklyn is preferred) that is affordable, clean and serves wine while we get our nails done. Ideally it would charge under $60 for a mani/pedi.
Is this how a manicure is supposed to look? I've never had one before, but I am sorely disappointed. [more inside]
Looking for a guy-friendly cheap place for a manicure and/or pedicure in the DC area. [more inside]
My wife has mentioned that she would like to get a Mani-Pedi. I would like to get her one for her birthday. Can you recommend a shop (Salon, Spa, whatever) that does them in the Sacramento/Antelope/Roseville area? [more inside]
My mother never shaved her legs or painted her nails. It's too late now for me to be reading teenage magazines. Tell me how to do these things properly. [more inside]
I need to find eyebrow and manicure services for men in Astoria, Queens and Brooklyn Heights. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I have an upcoming salon appointment where one person will be cutting and coloring my hair, another person will be waxing my eyebrows, and yet another person will be giving me a manicure. How do I tip? [more inside]
(shallow-question-filter) French manicures - yea or nay? [more inside]
How do I get the same long-lasting result with an at-home manicure that I do when I go to an upscale salon? [more inside]
Where can I get a cheap manicure/pedicure in Center City Philadelphia? [more inside]
Recommend a place for mani-pedi in Seattle? Bellevue even better! [more inside]
How long should the white parts of my fingernails be before I go for a manicure? [more inside]
Cheap manicures in the West Loop? [more inside]
What is the difference between a $75 pedicure at a fancy spa and a sub-$25 pedicure at some hole-in-the-wall storefront? Is it just about the ambience and the expensiveness of the products, or are the services qualitatively different?
Do all nail salons use polish that comes off quicker than the brands you buy in stores? [more inside]
Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?
What is the strongest glue I can buy that is safe for my nails? [more inside]