Nail Shop Review – The ProfessioNails La Mesa
This is my very first nail shop review, and I am super excited!
I have been thinking of doing local nail salon reviews in the San Diego area for some time now, and I guess that today is finally the day. I will be looking at many aspects of each shop, and attempting to give a fair review of what I find. My usual services are a spa pedicure, and an acrylic fill. Those two services usually provide me with enough information to form an opinion about a salon on the first (or maybe second) visit.
7900 El Cajon Blvd. Ste J in La Mesa 619-461-0061
They have a Facebook page (ProfessioNails La Mesa), but not a website.
Appearance and Atmosphere:
When I first entered, I was greeted right away. The shop was cute, and appeared very clean. There was a TV on the wall, but it wasn’t turned on, which I prefer. There was no music playing, so I can’t say if it was too loud or too quiet.
Shop Set Up:
When you arrive, there is a sign-up sheet on the counter. I liked this, because it removes all confusion about what order customers came in, and what they want to have done. This shop also has a menu of services, which is something I greatly enjoy. This allows me to look over what they have to offer and decide how much I want to spend.
Today my pedicure was performed by Mike. I chose the European Pedicure for $30. This was not the least or the most expensive pedicure. The spa treatments started at about $22. Mike did a pretty good job. He was friendly and efficient, but there were a few disappointments along the way. The callus removal did very little actual removing. This is important to me, due to the fact that I run around barefoot often, and have a fair amount of callus on my feet. Also, I like a strong massage, and Mike was a bit gentle for my taste. If you like a soft massage, he would be perfect for you. He did however, do a great job with the rest of the pedi. The polish itself looks fantastic.
Today my fill was done by Han. (sp?) She was amazing! I am almost sorry that I have just started to do this shop review series, because I think this girl could easily become my regular for fills. She gave my nails a great shape, and they are very thin. They almost look like they could pass for natural nails. I hope they can hold up all week. I love how thin nails look, but time will tell if my natural roughness will cause them all to break. I will keep you posted.
Here is the end result:
FYI- The color is “Jem” by Zoya
Final Verdict: Four out of Five “Little Piggies.”
If you live in the San Diego area and have a nail salon you love, let me know, and maybe I can give it a review.