I waited to be seen for a considerable time for a shellac removal and regular manicure. I do not have acrylic nails and I refused when the technician tried to take off my shellac with the drill(!) as I did not want my nails to be damaged.
Instead of placing a bit of cotton wool dabbed in acetate on each fingernail and wrapping each fingertip in tin foil and leaving for 15-20 minutes the technician made me put my fingertips into a bowl of acetate until the skin around my fingertips went white and wrinkly. My fingers felt horrible.
The manicure itself was poor; the nails were of an uneven shape and I had to ask for a tissue as the cuticle oil that was liberally painted on my fingernails was left on which would have gotten all over my hair had it not been removed.
I was not made to feel welcome during my visit. Both technicians were busy with other clients and when it came to dealing with me the assistant technician did not speak to me or make eye contact, presumably because I refused to let her near my nails with the drill(!).
The day after the manicure it chipped.
I will not be returning to Chorlton Nail Bar.
From the reviews above it seems their speciality is acrylic nails which is fine for people who are comfortable allowing someone to strip their fingernails of layers with an electric drill, but if you want a proper manicure/shellac I would advise you to go elsewhere.
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