The Whole Nail and Back Again
  • Maggie Franklin
  • November 13, 2013
When doing rockstar nails in acrylic, I really prefer to do a French style. It’s easier to change the colors this way — all I have to do is a backfill. If the client really wants a big change, I can snip the free edges off and sculpt new ones.
 
But trends have lately moved toward doing the entire nail in glitter.
 
I used to spend a lot of time “consulting” with clients about the pros and cons of such a move. Yeah, it looks swell. But it’s a *&#@! to change out.
 
And they always want to change it out. Not simply fade in a new color. Not let them grow out till all that color has made it past a reasonable smile line length. Not keep the same thing for six weeks and then soak them all off and start over.
 
No. They come back two weeks later for their fill and show me a picture they found on Pinterest that is a completely new set of nails. That would require completely starting from scratch.
 
And it’s not that I can’t do it, it’s that I needed advanced warning so I could make sure to schedule the extra hour and quote an appropriate price for the additional work involved.
 
I know they think I have mad skillz and can do anything — and I don’t want to change that perception of me — but even mad skillz take time.
 

Keywords:   clients     salon services  



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