Reader to Reader: What is your favorite nail service to do and why?


What is your favorite nail service to do and why?


My favorite service would have to be acrylic. It gives me a creative outlet. The possibilities are limitless; there are so many colors and glitters to choose from and to do artwork with. - LAURA PARKER, Southern Stylin’, Seymour, Tenn.

All I can say is art, art, and more art! Art is an outlet for all of the colorful and interesting stuff running around in my head. Sometimes, I feel like there’s a “Big Band” playing a lot of swing in my head; I have to have a way to let it out. I’ll paint or draw just about anything and on anything. To me, doing nail art is a way of making the client and anyone who sees it just a little happier. It may sound silly, but it seems to happen. Besides music, art is one of our greatest gifts we can share with everyone. - KATHLEEN M. M. RINGWOOD-WOOD, My Nails Rock!, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

While I really love it all, I must say pedicures are my favorite. More people are willing to be adventurous with their toes. I also enjoy giving the foot/leg massage and seeing that I can totally relax that person in my chair and make her feel better no matter what else has gone on in her day. - CLAUDIA IACOVETTO, C-C My Nails, Newcastle, Wyo.

Acrylics, of course! Because I get to express my creativity every day. - PATTY LOPEZ, Studio 24, Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

I love doing any kind of creative “bling bling” nails: colored acrylic, glitter, mylar, clay canes, polka dots, tiger stripes. I can’t get enough of it! I have some clients that just tell me what colors they want and let me do my thing. That makes my day and they always love the nails. Sometimes I think to myself, “I can’t believe people pay me to do this.” That’s when you know you’re doing what you love. - TINA SAUBER-SPENCER, Bahama Mama’s Tanning & Nail Salon, Horton, Mich.

Mine would be pedicures. I am trained in massage therapy, so when I massage I can go into a zone and relax myself as well. You just can’t get that from any other service. - TAMMY ANDERSON, Nailz 2 Go, Baltimore

My favorite service would have to be “bling” nails: liquid-and-powder with embedded bling of any kind! I love the fact that I can do a set of bling nails and nobody else will have nails that look like them. They are unique and individual. - MARE HORAK, Nails by Mare, Smyrna, Tenn.

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