Brooklyn >Beauty > Dashing Diva
130 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.694632 -73.994210
Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights
Yes and No – They claim that their nail tips do not harm your own nails. This claim is untrue. Following three consecutive applications two weeks apart, their recommended schedule, my own nails were somewhat damaged.
When they saw this they said that most people do not apply them consecutively--they wait a few weeks between applications. They had never stated or implied this before I complained.
On the other hand, I loved the tips. The process is quick. They stayed on for the two weeks for the most part. At $35 for the application and $5 for soaking off the previous set, I felt the price was reasonable.
I soaked off my own last set, in acetone, as the box recommended and they came off in about the same amount of time that it took the technician. They have a device that heats the acetone and supposedly quickens the process, but in fact I believe that is a gimmick. If you want the luxury of having them do it and the immediate gratification of having brand new tips the $5 is worth it. If you want to save a few bucks you can buy acetone in any pharmacy.
Also, they switched techs in mid-stream for no reason I was aware of. I just tipped the one who did the most work on me.
I also liked the fact that they emphasize cleanliness and sterilize their instruments in an autoclave between clients. I will also say that while my own nails became soft and a bit damaged, this is growing out quickly and I plan to go back occasionally to get new tips.
Also, I had a pedicure there that I felt was overpriced for what they hyped. The tech tried to convince me to go for a leg massage to increase the price. She was a bit persistent and this was annoying.
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