Happy Friday, babes!
It's a summer Friday. If you've read here for longer than a minute, you know how much I LOVE summer Fridays.
Before we go any further, thank you SO MUCH for all of the kind messages you guys sent me after Wednesday's "You might not know this about me" post. You guys are the best.

When I leave work today, I'm getting my first Massachusetts manicure since early March. I'm positively elated to be doing this. I do know that things are going to be different now, and that's okay.

First things first, let me put this out there...just because nail salons are reopening, it does not mean that you have to or even should go. If you are immunocompromised, or just nervous, it's perfectly okay to stay home still. Do things on your time and at your comfort level.

If you are going to go, please keep the following in mind:

  • You will need a preset appointment. No "popping in" and waiting in the lobby.  In fact, chairs have been removed from the lobby.

  •  You won't be able to dry your nails in the salon for a bit.  Because of this, you strongly should consider doing dipped or gel polish.

  • You will be required to wear a mask. There will be no exceptions to this. If you cannot wear a mask for 30-45 minutes, they will not be allowed/able to service you.

  • Do not complain or be a b*tch if it takes longer than you expected, if you had to wait longer than expected or if they are unable to do complicated designs and techniques at this time.  Nobody has been able to get their nails done in months. Your nail professional is trying to fit in as many people as possible. 

  • Many nails salons have had to raise their prices to try and makeup for the months of lost income. Either understand and accept this or stay home.

  • Your salon might have extra precautions in place. It is a business right to take your temperature before you come into their space. If you are not comfortable with that, just wait it out until things get more back to normal.

  • Tip well. These folks are working long hours and they are still putting themselves at risk by being out on the job. This might ruffle some feathers, but a tip of two or three dollars just is not acceptable. For a manicure, consider leaving no less than $5.00. For a pedi, leave no less than $10.00

Okay, there  you have it. Are you chomping at the bit to get your nails done? Or, are you going to wait a bit longer?

Have a safe and beautiful weekend !



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