I have been on the hunt for YEARS for a great nail tech. Its been a struggle let me tell you. I have one nail tech that I have tried that I feel may be the best yet.
I live in Brooklyn New York. I have tried google to try and find a nail salon that does what im looking for which is,
I switched my hunt from google to Instagram. I was able to actually see salons current work and see if they can do what im looking for.
I will list the places I found with reviews below starting with my current obsession Rating from 1-5, 5 being the best .
2117 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn NY 11234
She has a station in Bobbi Luxe Hair Salon.
$45 deposite required
** New Location**
One thing I loved right off the back, besides her work which looks amazing, is the fact she has set prices.
In her bio there is a link to make an appointment
In that link she has her set prices along with some rules she has set. You do have to leave a deposit and it is non refundable which she explains in her site.
She did a full set and her own design (option I chose) which took 4 hours, yes I said 4 hours, but they came out beautiful, so detailed and precise. Her technique is different from what I was used to, she pinches the nail to get a nice formed shape, usually places I have gone to have never done that, but I liked her technique.
My second appointment was the same. Took 3 hours but the end result was beautiful.
Now, the reason im giving her a 4 out of 5 is simply because at the time there was no real way to become a permanent client. She would open her appointments every 25th of the month at 9 am. Basically if you didn't set your alarm you were not getting an appointment.
Now she is taking emails firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting
But hands down one of the best techs out here in Brooklyn.
Nails On 7th (@nailson7th) nail tech- Jenny
She has two locations in the Bronx- Fordham and Harlem
$30 deposit is required .
I went to Jenny 3 times. My first appointment with Jenny was in her Fordham location. I had an 11 am appointment. I got there about 10:50 am, she was not in yet. I waited until 11 and still no Jenny. I text her and she respond, shes on her way. About 25-30 minutes later she walks in. I tell her hi, im Amy. She says hello, she never apologized for making me wait which irritated me but whatever. She starts putting on a full set, whatever acrylic she uses BURNED MY NAILS. They felt like they were on FIRE. Eventually they stopped burning but I was like WTF (to myself). Then on top of the burning she kept hitting my skin with the machine. I was bleeding which you can see in one of the photos. I really liked the design she did, besides her being late,my nails burning and making me bleed the design and shape was pretty good. She did leave a lot of acrylic around my nails as well. On top of the $30 deposit I ended up paying about $90- $100. That price was basically the same for all 3 appointments. So total coast per visit was about $120- $130. She posted 2 of my nail designs on her page. I checked back to get a photo for this blog and I realize she put, thanks for coming from LA??? You can see me comment (@amysantana_delacruz) saying thank you . I'm from Brooklyn. So im going to assume that not all her customers that she thanks are coming from far distances.
Out of the 3 appointments she was only on time for one and that was only because she had a customer before me.