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Nail polish in public

Are there any indoor public places where it would be acceptable to paint my nails? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Sep 8, 2016 - 48 answers

My fingernails are terrible.

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]
posted by something something on Jun 2, 2016 - 23 answers

Manicure tools and products for lounging around

I would like to put together a 'manicure kit' for my wife to use while lounging on the couch. [more inside]
posted by zyxwvut on Sep 18, 2015 - 16 answers

Nail polish blogs for the dexterously challenged t-rex.

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]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 15, 2015 - 15 answers

Nail salon in Baltimore

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).
posted by gaspode on Sep 10, 2015 - 4 answers

Nail Care 101

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]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jun 2, 2015 - 27 answers

What else do I need to know my at home manicure?

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]
posted by bilabial on May 7, 2015 - 24 answers

Help me help my hands.

My poor fingers and nails are in really rough shape. Teach me how to take care of them! [more inside]
posted by mollymayhem on Feb 11, 2015 - 20 answers

DC-based pedicurist who will REALLY go to town on my calluses?

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]
posted by argonauta on Sep 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Tips for the newly fingernailed?

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]
posted by juliapangolin on Aug 28, 2013 - 39 answers

Cool + Professional Nail Color?

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?
posted by jrichards on Aug 13, 2013 - 22 answers

Nail polish repair: possible?

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]
posted by Wordwoman on Jul 22, 2013 - 13 answers

My Nails Gross Me Out. Let's Fix That.

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]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Apr 18, 2013 - 15 answers

What do *I* do at a pedicure?

Manicure/pedicure etiquette: What exactly do you do during the process? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Dec 22, 2012 - 18 answers

Can you recommend a spa in Portland OR?

Can you recommend a spa/salon in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Dec 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for good places for an Atlanta-area spa day.

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]
posted by Alison on Nov 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Am I right in giving "Dress Up" a dressing-down?

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]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 13, 2012 - 97 answers

Disinfecting My Feet After a Spa Pedicure

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]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for part-time nail tech program in NYC

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]
posted by Fuego on Apr 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Beyond the Greige

What's a cool/quirky nail polish look for a 30-something with an otherwise nondescript sense of style? [more inside]
posted by mauvest on Mar 14, 2012 - 34 answers

I need my nails buffed and my mind buzzzed.

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.
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Did I get a crappy manicure, or is this normal?

Is this how a manicure is supposed to look? I've never had one before, but I am sorely disappointed. [more inside]
posted by vytae on Sep 15, 2011 - 28 answers

a MAN-icure

Looking for a guy-friendly cheap place for a manicure and/or pedicure in the DC area. [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Jan 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Mani-Pedi in Sacramento, CA?

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]
posted by AltReality on Nov 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Identify this nail art

What are the square gems in this manicure called? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Lady, shave

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]
posted by mippy on Sep 30, 2010 - 54 answers

Some help with grooming a couple of guys?

I need to find eyebrow and manicure services for men in Astoria, Queens and Brooklyn Heights. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Apr 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Tipping three different stylists. How much?

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]
posted by katillathehun on Feb 3, 2010 - 10 answers

A manicure primer, please.

(shallow-question-filter) French manicures - yea or nay? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Dec 8, 2008 - 41 answers

Chips are for potatoes, not nails!

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]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on May 16, 2008 - 11 answers

Mani/Pedi in Center City Philly?

Where can I get a cheap manicure/pedicure in Center City Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Mar 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Make my mom feel like a princess

Recommend a place for mani-pedi in Seattle? Bellevue even better! [more inside]
posted by caitlinb on Mar 10, 2008 - 8 answers

I don't want claws, but I don't want stubby nails either!

How long should the white parts of my fingernails be before I go for a manicure? [more inside]
posted by cathoo on Mar 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Cheap manicures in the West Loop?

Cheap manicures in the West Loop? [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Mar 1, 2008 - 6 answers

What do you actually get for the price of a fancy spa pedicure?

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?
posted by matildaben on Jan 6, 2008 - 20 answers

H2O-soluble nail polish scam?

Do all nail salons use polish that comes off quicker than the brands you buy in stores? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Nov 30, 2006 - 13 answers


Where is a good place to get a manicure/pedicure in Long Beach, California?
posted by thesiameseffect on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Strong nail glue

What is the strongest glue I can buy that is safe for my nails? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Oct 29, 2005 - 7 answers

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