Palatine >Studio 62 Hair Salon
Want a Manicure that Looks Like a 6-Year-Old Did It?.
OK - admittedly, I don't have the best nails on earth because I am a low maintenance kind of gal and a lifelong artist. I play tennis, do housework without rubber gloves, mow the lawn, paint, sculpt, etc. But this salon is really a huge disappointment.
I bought a KGB Deals voucher for $10.50 for a $35.00 no-chip manicure. I started calling the salon in April to make an appointment since my voucher was going to expire on May 12. No answer during business hours for weeks on end, which I found odd. I left a message on their answering machine and nobody called me back. I decided to drive over there one day, again during business hours, only to find it dark with undelivered mail slips on the door. So I reported this to KGB Deals and they waited until May 11 to get back to me. Apparently there was some family emergency that shut down the business. When I called, Anna was rather snarky and wouldn't bend on extending the life of the voucher. I was left with no choice but to change my plans and schedule an appointment for May 12.
Big surprise - I arrived a little early and Anna called in and said she would be late and not be able to keep my appointment. I had my nails done by Katrina, a surly 20ish goth girl who was clearly an amateurish underling. She gave each nail a rather cursory glancing rub with an emery board and pushed down my cuticles - this took about 5 minutes. I expected that a $35 manicure would include a bit of work on the nails to even them out. This certainly is what my few high maintenance gal pals have recounted.
This was an interesting experience, but so was doing my own nails with a toy manicure kit when I was 6-years-old! And guess what, my nails kind of look like a 6-year-old did them - uneven, lumpy, areas near the cuticles where the nail polish didn't take - pretty awful. I tipped $2.00 so ended up spending $12.50 to discover what I already knew - manicures cannot change who I am. In any case, I wouldn't recommend this salon to anyone.
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