Long list of acrylic nail questions.
I've gotten acrylic nails done quite a few times but never follow up with getting them filled and all that. Well, I like the ones I have now so I think I'm going to..I'm just concerned about a few things
A. The place where I got them done, is it okay for me to go to a different salon for the fill?
I had a horrible time there. The service was bad. The lady took my money and miscounted it thinking I was 10$ short. I kinda knew she was wrong but I got nervous and called my boyfriend to bring me some cash and told the woman he was on his way. She was almost done with my nails anyways, but instead of continuing to work she gave me a dirty look and walked outside to smoke a cigarette and clean out her car! She left me sitting there twiddling my half-done thumbs like an idiot with everyone in the salon staring at me. She had left the money on the counter though and I thumbed through it and saw it was actually 5$ MORE than I owed her. The owner of the salon frowned at the woman outside and came to finish the job and I pointed out to her the other tech's error. Finally the other girl came inside...The woman then blobbed 2 uneven coats of clear coat on me, didn't even check what they looked like, and sent me on my way without so much as a goodbye.
SO needless to say, I'm not too stoked about going back there. I just don't know if its cool to go to a different place entirely for a fill.
B. When you have gotten your nails done, do they puch back the cuticle so that more nail is visible? I am almost 100% sure they have done this every other time and I like it because I feel like the nail seems to grow out a little slower if you know what I mean. Also a friend said they are supposed to do it for some reason having to do with fungus getting under the nail? I have no idea but if I'm right, I might just push my own cuticles back before I even go to be sure.
C. I know you should get them filled every 2-3 weeks. I'm not certain how long it has been but the growth of my own nail can't be more than 1mm, they grow extremely slow. Is this alright? I don't want to walk in there and have them try and get me to buy a whole 'nother set.
And 1 more! Sorry, I just like to be educated as opposed to completely clueless. I know some of the cheaper nail salons can be a bit shady and not do things correctly.
D. I have been putting clear coat over the nails as they start to grow out because I think it looks better than bare nail showing at the bottom. Is this alright? I assume they will just file it off with their electric file and all will be well. Anyone had problems with anything like this?
Ok I guess there is one more..
E. Since I've never had my nails filled , what is the process exactly? Do they file off the top layer and just put new acrylic over it and the exposed nail? I'm just curious about it