Jackie's Nails and Spa
Q: What are acrylic nails?
A: Acrylic nails are the most common form of nail enhancement in the salon. They are strong and durable and provide a nice shape to the nail, especially for clients who have an abnormal shape to their nails. Acrylic nails are applied using a sable brush with liquid and powder. They can be applied over a natural nail or plastic tip, or they can be sculptured. They usually produce an odor but can be odorless. The nails harden on their own in just a few minutes. They can be worn with or with out polish. Acrylic nails can be removed using 100% acetone.
Q: What are the pros and cons for having acrylic nails?
A: Acrylic nails, in most cases, are the strongest semi-permanent nail extensions available. As with all nail extensions, with proper application and proper maintenance there are virtually no negatives to wearing acrylics.
Q: How often should I get a new set of acrylics?
A: This depends on each individual's daily activities and maintenance of their nails. A new set is usually recommended when there are air pockets (cloudy looking) in the acrylic or when the natural nails pull away from the acrylic's underside. Air pockets indicate that the acrylic is not adhering to the nail bed. For an average person, a new set is usually needed every 3 to 6 months.
Q: Why does my nail technician use a primer?
A: Nail technicians use a primer to help acrylic nail extension products adhere better to the nail. Primers are special formulations that, if applied improperly, can cause nail damage. Therefore, it is a good idea to leave the application of primers in the hands of the nail technicians. Not all nail extensions require the use of a primer. Wrapped nails, such as fiberglass, silk and linen, or glue and powder applications do not require the application of a primer.
Q: What is the best nail length for someone with short fingers?
A: People with short fingers normally have shorter nail beds, so a medium-to-short length for natural nails is best
Q: I have big, athletic hands. What is the best nail length for me?
A: People with larger hands normally have medium-to-large nail beds, so a medium length for natural nails is best unless a very active lifestyle requires a shorter length.
Q: Will I damage my nails if I peel off my nail polish instead of using nail polish remover?
A: Any time you are picking or peeling anything from the surface of the nail, you may not see an immediate difference, but it will eventually cause a problem by making the natural nail thinner.
Q: How often should I get a professional manicure?
A: If you prefer absolutely perfect, medium to long nails every day, you'll need a professional manicure once a week. If you favor shorter length nails for an active lifestyle, and you can do polish touch-ups at home, you may need a professional manicure only every two weeks. The faster your nails grow and the more abuse they withstand, the more often you'll need professional maintenance.
Q: How long should a professional manicure last?
A: Generally, a professional manicure will last from one to two weeks, depending on how fast your nails grow and what you do. The faster they grow and the more abuse they withstand, the more often you'll need professional maintenance.
Q: What is the difference between a French Manicure and an American Manicure?
A: A French Manicure focuses on providing natural looking nails with a white tip and a pink base. An American Manicure is usually a white tip with light beige or neutral base.
Q: What are UV (gel) nails?
A: Traditional UV gel nails are derived from acrylic. They are strong yet more flexible than acrylic. They're perfect for clients who have dry, brittle nails as they provide a lightweight flexible feel to the nails.
Q: What kind of Pedicure Chair do you use?
A: We use the most up-to-date pipeless pedicure chair to aid in bacteria prevention.