Does anyone have any nail salon horror stories? Did you know that you can get staph infections & possibly HIV from a mani-pedi? I'm not sure of the actual data, but even the tiniest likelihood causes concern for me!
Check out this article Dirt Alert! Five Signs of an Unsanitary Nail Salon . It makes me think twice about booking my next appointment!
My Nail Salon Story:
I don't have any grossly horrific stories to tell. I used to often wonder though: Am I being gossiped about in front of my face? OK we are all the victim of gossip every once in a while. But do you tip someone to do it to your face? I guess that it's better than behind your back, right?
Whenever I do go into the the nail salon, the common question after "what color" is ALWAYS what my ethnicity is. Maybe just small talk? Once the manicurist confirm that I of a differing ethnic background. The chatter begins! I end up feeling "talked about" - one of these days I'll have to learn so I know what is being said! Perhaps not probable, but that's sure what it feels like. I thought that maybe it was just me. After talking to a few other friends about it, I found some that have encountered similar experiences. Culture & language is wonderful. I myself am bilingual. Early on our parents taught us that it is rude to speak in a language that is not understood by all that are present. Just as whispering into someone's ear can also be construed as rude (depending on the scenario).
The first few times I found the loud talking, laughing, and "chatter" annoying. I was there after all to RELAX and be pampered. I've gotten used to it to some degree. I shouldn't be complaining as they do have tough day to day job. In any case, I could not (would not) be able to do pedicures for a living. Feet - other than my own - gross me out. You couldn't pay me enough to do it.
I'm looking forward to reading your nail shop stories!