Bella10 Philosophy


At Bella10, we are all about the natural nails! We know it takes care and time to create a beautiful set of natural nails and smooth, healthy skin and cuticles enhance the overall appearance. Bella10 supports natural nail care through skilled nail technicians, personal nail care and great natural nail care products. We always recommend regular manicures, whither done by a licensed professional or at home, by yourself or with friends. Bella10 does recommend being a knowledgeable consumer when choosing a nail salon, nail technician, nail care product or tool. Bella10 is here to help.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Acrylic Nail and Gel Nail Removal… Should It Be Painful? NO, NO, NO, NO, NO… Oh and did I say “NO!”

Today I heard a story that really got my ire up!  What is worse is that some people think this is the way things are supposed to be. 

Let me back up.  My boyfriend’s daughter recently went to a nail salon near where she works and lives.  She believed she had gel but it turns out she had acrylic with a gel sealer (a common misconception).  When getting the fills got to be too much for her wallet, she decided to take them off.  This seems very reasonable.  What is unreasonable is what happened next!

It seems the technician “took some clippers, hacked into my nail and used a piece of plastic to pry them off.  When he tried taking a drill over the top of my newly destroyed paper thin nails, I screamed and ripped my hand away… I literally walked out of there in tears.”  The other upsetting part is that her friend, who was trying to console her, said “it’s pretty much protocol, that s*@# hurts”.  I won’t disagree that it really hurt.  What I disagree with is the “protocol” part.  I can’t believe that some women think this type of practice is a normal part of the nail care services!  In Non-Standard Salons but for concerned nail technicians, this is an atrocity!!!

Let me make this perfectly clear!  Nail care should NOT be painful!  Some salons and technicians do things with the intention of being fast and “efficient”.  Is it efficient to leave a battered, thin, weak, painful wreck of a nail?  NO!  If anyone tries this with you, get up and walk out!  They do not care for your welfare or well-being with this type of behavior.  This is not nail care, it is torture!  And some women pay for this!  To end this type of behavior, we need to get the word out! Do not go to this type of salon!  If you, a friend or family member experiences this type of behavior, tell all your family and friends what happened and where they did it!  People need to stop paying to be tortured or it will continue to get worse!  Let’s get the word out.

Stop the madness!!!  Nail care (manicures, pedicures, acrylic and gel nails) should NOT be painful!  If it is, walk out!!!

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