7449 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Phone: (305) 867-2542
Primary Phone: (305) 867-2542
Nailhouse By the Ocean
Price Range : Average
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
By Appointment Only: No
05/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I truly don't know where the other reviewer's experience came from....maybe the tech she had has come & gone since her experience (but the owner has since done my mani; he was great & didn't make me feel dismissed at all). I have been to this establishment several times, as I used to live in the neighborhood, & every treatment I've personally had has been positive. The pedis are great; the techs (& I've had a few) are very thorough, the chairs are comfortable & pampering, the prices are good, everything is clean, & they do everything to industry standards (nothing that blatantly breaks any laws is going on here).
I also got a mani & it was very good too. I didn't have any trouble with pesky hangnails a few days like I've had happen at other places.
The only problem I've had here (& it wasn't even first-hand) was when I went with a girlfriend of mine. She got a full set of acrylics & the shape was really bad. They stayed on & neither of us ever got fungus from our treatments (& to be honest shape is a matter of preference & she should have spoken up) but...she wasn't happy with the shape.
Overall, cute neighborhood spot with good hours, prices, treatments, & availability. Don't be afraid to try them out ;)
10/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
While it seemed good to be able to go to a walk ins welcome nail spa on Miami Beach, the adversities clearly out weighed the positives.
Where should I begin?
First and foremost, do not try to make an appointment, these will only be delayed by the other walk in appointments. You are then made to wait based on someone else's lack of preparation.
Second, you have to go into this establishment knowing exactly what you want and what you are willing to spend. That is, no matter what you book for or ask for they contstanly try to upsell you and/or nickel and dime your every request.
Third, the nail techinicians range in what they can do. That is, if you need a special repair or techinque done the tech will stop mid way through your service and make you wait for the owner (who is obviously the only one who can assist). Then he will claim that your nails and or issues were not caused by them (which they were as I was there 2 weeks prior) and simply state, ' I can't help you"" He actually allowed me to leave without finishing my service!!! I was shocked! In today's economy how dare someone turn away business?
Finally, nail fungus was a huge concern for me. I can promise all of you that you can catch a nail fungus from this establishement. While the place appears clean, their techniques and products do not. You will get a nail fungus from this place!
I do not typically write reviews, in fact this is my very first. I felt that obliged to because of the lack of service and horrible attitude that the staff portray. I do not recommend this place to anyone who wants good service for what they pay for. Do not support local business who treat locals this way.