I'm the kind of person that always checks out reviews before I go somewhere. I had moved to the East side of Indy several months ago, and was a little skeptical about going to a salon there, I still drove to Greenwood to get my nails done. I decided to try CV nails because it is close to my house . The first few times I went for a mani/pedi it was very busy and I spent almost 2 hours total time in the salon. However, the staff is very friendly, always remembers when you come back. However, I have learned, not all nail salons are the same. If you like your nails a certain shape, length, etc. you must not be afraid to speak up. You are paying for the service. I recently started getting gel manicures here and they last almost 2 weeks. Last night, the gentleman started to apply the color and I did not like it. He told me no problem, and found a color I liked! I went on a Thursday evening and was in and out in 30 minutes for gel polish removal/and new gel manicure! If you go on a Friday evening or Saturday you will wait longer, that's a given. If you are not from the area you will not think this place is 5 star, it is not the "nicest looking salon " you will see, but I go there for their friendliness and convenience.
FYI, this business is now K's Nail Spa under new ownership in Geist. Well, I just received the best gel nail manicure...ever! Gel nail manicures are the new hot thing but it can go wrong if not done correctly. I've been to several places, including BB on 96th street and vveryone has done an okay job but have never been 100% satisfied. I made an appointment with Katie whom impressed me with her quality of work. Katie shapped my nails and cleaned up my cutticles PERFECTLY, which is crucial in growing strong long nails, something not everyone can do. I picked out an opaque white, which is ideal for grow out, and topped it off with a pink clear coat at Katie's suggestion. My nails look natural (better than a french manicure, but are now strong as nails. I tipped her BIG for paying such close attention to the details. I was excited! So it goes without saying that I highly recommend K's Nails in our neighborhood in the Geist shopping center next to Marsh, Specks &amp;amp;amp; CVS. Make sure to call ahead and make an appointment with KATIE as she books up fast. Plus, I also like the fact I'm giving my business to a neihborhood establishment here in the Geist area.
The employees, like other people, have good days, as well as bad; they also make mistakes. If they ever make someone's nails bleed, they say "sorry." It's not like they do it on purpose, and I think the ladies who work their are quite nice. They might talk a lot and ramble on about stuff, but they don't have ill intentions. I enjoy my stays whenever I go, & I will still go to this place for a long time.
I have been going to VIP for the last couple years. First of all, make an appointment. They are very busy, but if you make an appointment, they do their best to get you right in. Second, they are funny. If you can't handle sarcasm and dry humor, go elsewhere. Third, my nails look spectacular every time I leave there and get a ton of compliments on them. I love Vu and the others at VIP!