This was an impulse 'buy'. Was sitting in Clapham Common on what MUST have been one of the hottest day London has seen in ages. I got bored and very hot and bothered, had to leave but what to do, what to do.....oh I can get a manicure.
I'm not aware of too many places in Clapham Common that you can get a manicure especially without an appointment. This place looked good but the girls in side looked BORED and half asleep but to be fair it could had been the heat and their despair of not being outside themselves. I walked in and was expecting someone to liven up and serve me- that did not happen, the girls mostly stayed put (-1 star) . I ended up approaching one of them and asking about price and whether I needed an appointment (I didn't).
£40 for a manicure and pedicure...is that too much? I honestly don't know. I've never had a pedicure before till today and manicure are usually around £18-£20 aren't they? So I'm not sure if it was a bargain or I was ripped off but either way I was pretty happy with my nails and they were done very professionally though they weren't very chatty. I felt I sat in silent for a lot of the time.
Overall the end product was good and they had a wide range of colours. The place could do with a bit of a make over as it seemed really plain. There is a downstairs which I assume is where the waxing, facial and massages happen. (There's currently a 40% off massages going on.) I would recommend it if you're not fussy about all the other stuff. They were fast and professional and my nails are still good and intact 5 days later.
I imagine it was the heat so I might go back and try them again, maybe the service and atmosphere would be better.
I really didn't like this place, and it was only out of sheer desperation to get my nails done that I came.
It's very overpriced for what it is, especially considering they're using cheap products in the salon. I had a pedicure and was made to sit on what is possibly the most uncomfortable bench ever - it's modelled on some sort of prison-style bench, which is a little unnerving.
They didn't have a very wide range of polish colours and the women there aren't very friendly; I especially didn't like that they were very blatantly talking and laughing at a customer in their own language.
That said, my nails look alright. They're not very even in length, but what the hell.
If i could give this a rating of 0.5 i would.
So, i had a manicure done on a Friday, and by the next day every single nail had chipped. I had not placed my hands in water for a long time, neither had i taken part in any activity that would have explained why this happened. I had an event that i was attending on Saturday evening and i was just so disappointed that i had to clean off the nail varnish and paint my nails with a clear top coat.
These things happen, so i went back to the shop to explain what had happened......the response? 'We don't accept any liability once you leave the shop' I was flabbergasted. I was then told that she was not going to offer me any solution!
Long story short, if you don't mind spending £20 on a manicure that includes intact nail varnish for 24hrs or less GO FOR IT, if not STAY AWAY.
I wont even get started on the service as another person (Charlie S) has described the staff to a T.
I always get my nails done here!
Great service, friendly staff and professional services. The added bonus is that its right next to the tube station!
The only drawback is that it is a little pricey, but its def a lot cheaper than anasis plus images does a much better job.
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