Q: What is nail art? How much is it?
A: Nail art is a creative way to embellish your nails through design: hand painting, sprinkling glitter, adding rhinestones or metal studs, and etc. My designs are innovative, one of a kind, and can be as subtle as polka dots or we can go crazy with hand painting and bling.
Tell me your ideas and I can design for a special occasion or just everyday wear. Each nail design varies by time, detail, and nail art jewels used; there’s no set price, but if you would like an estimate for a certain design, please email me a pic or an idea at Nikki@NailVida.com
Q: How is nail art applied? Is it healthy for my nails?
A: I use different types of Japanese gels or no chip polish to create the art. All the products I use are safe and healthy for your nails because I believe in healthy nail growth. I make sure the product is not only safe for me to use everyday, but for my clients as well. Always remember… the product isn't made to damage your nails, but an uneducated nail tech can.
Q: What’s the difference between Acrylics, Après system, soft gel, and hard gels?
A: ACRYLIC nails are a little thicker and are made for people who are a little rougher on their hands. They last about 3 to 4 weeks depending on your lifestyle. All acrylics are a powder and liquid mix: THERE’S NO SUCH THING CALLED A GEL POWDER.
APRES SYSTEM is great for clients who want temporary long nails and don't want to keep up with fill-ins or filing removals. They last 2 to 3 weeks and soak off using acetone.
SOFT GELS are a flexible gel that is great for overlay on a natural nail and it soaks off just like a no chip; this service adds a little strength to your natural nails.
HARD GELS are more of a natural look for nail extensions and are removed by filing; they last 3 to 4 weeks.
*All my nail extensions are built on not glued on, meaning I do not glue on fake tips, instead I build them using your natural nail and a paper form, which is healthier for your nail.
Q: Why is there a deposit to book an appointment?
A: I am a one women operation and business owner; this is not just a hobby for me but how I make a living. The deposit amount will be used towards your appointment, and is also an agreement of my late cancellation and no call/ no show fee.
Q: Do you accept walk-ins?
A: No, I am an appointment only salon. I do not book appointments by text or email, please book online on my booking site.
DID YOU KNOW?
Do you need to be licensed to do nails?
YES!! In Illinois you must be licensed to do any beauty service. I've spent so many hours going to school to learn about proper application, product information, and most importantly… SANITATION. Most cheap nail salons do not have licensed nail techs and are more than likely using products that contain MMA, Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP (all extremely harsh chemicals for your nails), that’s why the services are so cheap, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!
You need a certification to use a nail drill.
Don't worry… I am certified! The nail drill is a pretty strong hardware tool! If the tech is not trained to use it they can definitely do some damage to your nails like over drill, causing to make your nails weak and brittle.
Is it Illegal in Illinois to clip cuticles?
Clipping the cuticle is considered a surgical procedure because it is cutting live skin (causing bleeding). The cuticle is meant to block and protect your nails from any harmful bacteria.
SOME DIP POWDERS ARE BAD FOR YOU!!
The base coat of the nail powder is literally super glue (which is harmful to your nails) and the powder is acrylic. Most salons dip your finger in the same jar they dip other clients’ fingernails in; which is so unsanitary.
Most of my tools are disposable.
I don't believe in using the same file on other clients. At the end of each service I throw away or give you the buffers and file I used on your nails.
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