What to Ask for at the Nail Salon

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Whether you are new to nail salons, visit them once in a while, or have a standing appointment, the question of “what to ask for at the nail salon?” has likely come up. After all, with the many options available today both in terms of services and products, choosing what you want can be overwhelming, to say the least. Thankfully, the following is helpful information about everything you need to know when it comes to getting the most out of your trip to the salon and increasing your chances of having a positive experience. Read on to learn more:

Nail Options to Ask About

Creating your ideal salon visit starts when asking about nail options. Below are a few options you might want to know more about and are important in answering the question, “What kind of nails should I get?”

  • Traditional Nail Polish Service: This is exactly as you might imagine, basic polish that is similar to what you have used since you were a child. Believe it or not, many nail salons still offer basic traditional nail polish options. The primary benefit of this type of service is a very neat application that can be impossible to do yourself. It is also usually one of the most inexpensive options if you are just getting started visiting salons, so you won’t have to worry about it busting your budget.


  • Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer System: This is a system of high-quality polishes that can be used in salons. Ask any salon you plan on visiting if they have Dazzle Dry products. These polishes will last longer than basic polish and the variety of options also makes it ideal. Skilled technicians can use these products to create beautiful manicures and pedicures. Speaking of which…


  • Full Manicure Packages: When you plan on visiting a nail salon, you will want to know about their full manicure packages. Salons differ in what is offered in these packages. They can include hand massages, cuticle treatments, and nail trimming or even include acrylics, gel nails, and more.


  • Pedicure Packages: When these same services are applied to the feet and toenails, it is referred to as a pedicure. However, in addition to the massage, pedicures often include soaking the feet, scrubbing the hard spots off the heels, and more. There are usually also other options like hot wax or stones that you can add-on as well as part of a pedicure package.

How to Choose the Right Nail Salon For You

You want a relaxing, refreshing experience, not a harried, stressful one where you feel as if you don’t know what’s going on. Therefore, it’s important before you make your appointment at a salon to ensure it's a good one. Do the following before making an appointment:

  • Look up their services: Obviously, if you want a certain service, like a stone pedicure, or something else, then you need to make sure the salon you are visiting offers that service.


  • Check reviews: While some reviews can be misleading both in the positive and negative, overall, general customer ratings and reviews will often paint a good picture of a business overall. Also, pay special attention to what reviews say about cleanliness as well as this is immensely important when it comes to nail salons.


  • Look at pictures: Don’t just rely on what is being described in reviews, actually look for images of the salon if available. This means looking for unstaged photos, such as those shared by customers. This will give you an idea of the layout and how much privacy you should or shouldn't expect during your visit.

What to Bring With You

You don’t “have” to bring anything with you to a salon. However, if you want to, there are some locations that will allow you to bring your own favorite polish, like your favorite shade from Dazzle Dry, nail art, file, nail clipper, buffer, and more. This can set your mind at ease if you simply aren’t convinced any salon is going to use the type of equipment you prefer. Be sure to ask in advance if this is allowed, though, as some salons have rules against bringing in outside products or equipment, while others welcome it, so ask to be sure.