After touching the dispersion layer, saying “I think my nails are still wet — they feel sticky.” I don’t know how many times I’ve explained to them what this is.
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When I get a text or DM on Thursday or Friday asking, “Do you have any openings tomorrow?” Then after I say no, they call the salon to “make sure.”
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Running their hands through or touching their hair while I’m in the middle of polishing.
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Bringing in full meals to eat with their fingers while I do their manicure.
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When I recommend gel-polish because they are in a hurry, but they choose regular polish and then ask, “How long will this take to dry?”
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My biggest pet peeve is having to discuss pricing, location, and confirmation. Then after explaining everything, they are a no-show. I cannot explain enough that if they do not show up, they take my time and I don’t get paid.
Michelle Fierro, Las Cruces, N.M.

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