Being a licensed esthetician for 3+ years, I wanted to be able to offer more than just skin services to the guests, staying at two high end resorts in Scottsdale, that I work for as an "On Call" spa service provider. Since I already had my AZ esthetician's license, and having already gone through the chemistry, anatomy and biology for my first license, I was eligible for the 10 week nail licensing course, which literally let me finish in half the actual time required. The time just flew!!! The curriculum is fascinating. The course is not difficult and only requires a deep and true desire to learn and excel. Instructors make sure you are given all the information that you will be tested on and its only a matter of buckling down and absorbing it all. Miss Linda, the owner/instructor, is an expert in her field, truly inspiring and always available to answer questions, or to demonstrate yet again, a procedure one might be having difficulty with. I loved interacting with my fellow students and developing relationships with returning clients. I would do this all over again - and would truly recommend this school and program to anyone considering a future in performing nails services. As with any school or program - you will only get out of it - what you put into it! If you dont take it seriously or anything else in life for that matter - then, your failure to learn or to access the potential of it all - lies on your shoulders. Tuition is very affordable and totally earned back within months of finishing school if you are serious about getting licensed and employed in a timely manner. I am busy with work beyond words- specializing in natural nail care services and treatments, nail repair, and LED gel polish applications- I can only say Thank You to the entire McKew family for affording me this opportunity to advance myself and my services rendered.
It's a really nice salon... But... I have had my WORST mani/pedi's here! On two occasions the tech filed straight through my nails, into the nailbed. Severe pain and bleeding. I had to take pain meds for several days, the damage was extensive. After the first time I didn't return for over a year. Finally I did give them another chance because they're so close to home (I wish I hadn't) and the pedicure was great, but the newbie tech (she seemed to have NO training whatsoever) put so many thick coats of polish, it never dried and smeared off. For my manicure the tech decided to dremel off the remaining polish around the edges, instead of simply using a qtip and acetone. Once again, the filing was so aggressive, it punched through my nail. More pain and bleeding. I don't know why Presto has such perfect reviews, every time I've been there was a disaster, and now I get to spend another year growing out all this damage from a single visit to Presto. My mistake... Never again.
I chose Devine's because of the great reviews and want to thank the woman who wrote about her boyfriends experience. I'm a guy who decided to grow my hair a little longer and my wife liked it. Well, now I need a stylist -- not just another average franchise clipper. What a pleasant, productive experience. I called this morning for a same-day appointment and Linda happened to answer. She asked me what I needed before answering my request. Upon hearing my story, she said she would be available at 3:15 today. There is enough information about the "quaint" quarters and friendly/professional staff, which I found to be true. Here's the deal, this salon knows how to make a guy feel welcome. And I loved the attention and wonderful service I received. Linda is great and I couldn't be happier with the results. Give this place a try, men. We already know how much the women love it. Thank you , Linda. See you in 6-7 weeks!
I'll give this place 2 stars, only because Snow did a great job on my pedicure. She was fast, and it turned out great. What really brought the experience down was the other nail technician who was doing a pedicure next to me... what a DISASTER. Not only was she huffing and puffing, complaining that she wasn't feeling well, she was answering her cell phone and fighting with someone over the phone-- while she was giving a pedicure! If she had been doing my pedicure I would have got up and left! It was awkward enough just sitting next to her, having to listen to her the entire time. For the entire 45 minutes I was there I had to listen to this woman openly curse, complain, and moan about her problems... and this place is small. It was completely unprofessional and ruined my experience. Definitely was not worth the $27(including tip) I paid. If Snow is wise, she will let this woman go.
This place caught me by surprise, i was just in this area for an errand and had to get my nails done bad!!! Ran into a family own, the girl that did my nails name is Anhna she did a wonderful job on my nails the best i had gotten in years , we had great conversations about different subjects, she was just a down to earth gal not to mention she spoke proper English.. i always have issues with salons that did not communicate with their clients , she had me at wow... i live in fountain hill, however now i wish i lived in this area just because of her ... whenever im in this area i will make every attempt to pay her a visit.. thanks Anhna i love them you are a talented girl and you will do well see you in a month Katherine :)
Li is the owner/nail tech and she does THE BEST JOB ever!!!! She has a steady following of regulars but will absolutely not hesitate in making room in her schedule for new (or existing) clients. Her pedicures last for weeks after she spends a dilligent time working every crease and crevice. I have never once felt rushed or hurried. If it takes longer, she will work to get it done right! I have been living in MD for the past year, and just recently moved back to AZ. I have spent the past year thinking and missing LI and my fabulous pedicures and I can not wait to finally get her back and my feet looking beautiful again! NOBODY COMPARES TO LI! TRUST ME!!!!!!
They were friendly and cheap but that's about where the good ends. I asked for a set of stiletto nails and left with rounded nails. The girl who was doing them kept scratching her skin and then touching my hands without any sort of sanitizer. At one point she started bleeding, washed her hands, then went right back to doing my nails, didn't put a bandaid on or anything. My polish is dented and chipping, some of my nails look like they already need to be filled and after not even 6 hours, one of my tips snapped off! I'll be going back to get it fixed but never again after that. Spend the money on a decent manicure & don't even waste your time here.
Great prices, sweet technicians. Comely Nails is definitely the best priced nail salon I've found in the area. Sure, they're not the lap of luxury and I will be honest about the wait -- usually 10-15 minutes if you're a walk in. But it is absolutely worth it for the reasonable prices and kind, attentive staff. The people who work here remember my name and what I get, and they always do such a good job massaging your feet, and even your neck and shoulders. I have gone here for more than 4 years and have only positive things to say. If you're looking for a good price and caring technicians, this is the place to go!
At Lillian Nails, they are all friendly and there to assist. I personally see Ken, he does the Pink & White solar nails for me that looks natural and does not lift, my nails usually last 3-4 weeks. He really cares about the service he gives. I also like the way Lillian wax my eyebrows, they always look so perfect! I have tried all the other salons in Anthem Az, and not one can compared to Lillians next to Frys. The hours, the pricing and most important.. the way you are treated from the time you walk in until you walk out..PRICELESS!!!
I LOVE this nail salon! I've been going here for almost 5 years now. It's a family-owned business by wife and husband Steve and Ann. They're the cutest couple and really cater to their customers. They've become somewhat family to me. In fact, I've grown to become very close to them that during my trip to northern California, I attended their daughter's graduation at UC Berkeley. They're a hardworking family, and the fact that my nails are divine is an added plus. Highly recommend. Cheers to Ann and Steve!