16111 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232
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07/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have never left a nail salon HAPPY before i found this place. It is not the most visually appealing , but they have done the best job on my nails that anyone ever has in all of my 21 years. In my experience with small businesses, its always the ones you least expect, to be that diamond in the rough.They also give you the option to purchase your own kit of tools they use on you and only you for your service which is a very good idea with all the things going around about how some nail shops don't sanitize their tools resulting in infections. I came in with an unusual request , a type of polish i saw online which was an OPI collection with a matte finish, they did not have the polish but instead of heading out the door as other salons would have had me do, they quickly started thinking and talking about other options to achieve my desired result, resulting in them using the most perfect black acrylic with no top coat ; giving me my desired matted finish :) something they have never done on anyone before, something they taught themselves in 5 minutes in front of me, came out so perfectly. It definitely says something about a place of business that shows the clients their happiness is the most important at the end of the day. I am a stylist at a local salon and have had trouble keeping a good looking manicure due to color stains and constant shampooing, but the finish and quality of work they have done keeps my fingers looking fresh for about a month (my own fault, i really should be in every 2 weeks) but even after 3 weeks none of my nails chipped or broke, all i needed was a small fill. They file them to the point where they feel like real nails, not all thick at the tips like false nails normally feel like, which i love. The day i returned to work after getting them done my boss could not stop raving about how great they looked and immediately said she was going to take her daughter for a spa day together. She is hard to impress, being the owner of the top salon in San Antonio. I returned a second time and got a pedicure as well, (they also had the most perfect pink polish, bright yet pale, the perfect medium that i chose to grace my toes) with another strange request, a specific design i wanted free hand drawn onto one toenail, which , yet again they've never done, and still she taught herself in 5 minutes and flawlessly executed my request. Both times i carelessly moseyed on in not paying attention to the time, as my service carried on past their closing time, not once did they make me feel uncomfortable that i caused them to stay late. nor felt they were talking about me (as other places have done using the language barrier to their advantage,) and while i was there other friendly customers mentioned they drive in from Uvalde, over an hour away from their shop just to get her mani/pedi cause of their flawless work. as do other clients, and thier family members.