05/06/2014Academy of Nail Technology
Being a licensed esthetician for 3+ years, I wanted to be able to offer more than just skin services to the guests, staying at two high end resorts in Scottsdale, that I work for as an "On Call" spa service provider. Since I already had my AZ esthetician's license, and having already gone through the chemistry, anatomy and biology for my first license, I was eligible for the 10 week nail licensing course, which literally let me finish in half the actual time required.The time just flew!!!The curriculum is fascinating. The course is not difficult and only requires a deep and true desire to learn and excel. Instructors make sure you are given all the information that you will be tested on and its only a matter of buckling down and absorbing it all. Miss Linda, the owner/instructor, is an expert in her field, truly inspiring and always available to answer questions, or to demonstrate yet again, a procedure one might be having difficulty with.I loved interacting with my fellow students and developing relationships with returning clients. I would do this all over again - and would truly recommend this school and program to anyone considering a future in performing nails services. As with any school or program - you will only get out of it - what you put into it! If you dont take it seriously or anything else in life for that matter - then, your failure to learn or to access the potential of it all - lies on your shoulders.Tuition is very affordable and totally earned back within months of finishing school if you are serious about getting licensed and employed in a timely manner.I am busy with work beyond words- specializing in natural nail care services and treatments, nail repair, and LED gel polish applications- I can only say Thank You to the entire McKew family for affording me this opportunity to advance myself and my services rendered.
It's a really nice salon... But... I have had my WORST mani/pedi's here! On two occasions the tech filed straight through my nails, into the nailbed. Severe pain and bleeding. I had to take pain meds for several days, the damage was extensive. After the first time I didn't return for over a year. Finally I did give them another chance because they're so close to home (I wish I hadn't) and the pedicure was great, but the newbie tech (she seemed to have NO training whatsoever) put so many thick coats of polish, it never dried and smeared off. For my manicure the tech decided to dremel off the remaining polish around the edges, instead of simply using a qtip and acetone. Once again, the filing was so aggressive, it punched through my nail. More pain and bleeding. I don't know why Presto has such perfect reviews, every time I've been there was a disaster, and now I get to spend another year growing out all this damage from a single visit to Presto. My mistake... Never again.
I chose Devine's because of the great reviews and want to thank the woman who wrote about her boyfriends experience. I'm a guy who decided to grow my hair a little longer and my wife liked it. Well, now I need a stylist -- not just another average franchise clipper. What a pleasant, productive experience. I called this morning for a same-day appointment and Linda happened to answer. She asked me what I needed before answering my request. Upon hearing my story, she said she would be available at 3:15 today. There is enough information about the "quaint" quarters and friendly/professional staff, which I found to be true. Here's the deal, this salon knows how to make a guy feel welcome. And I loved the attention and wonderful service I received. Linda is great and I couldn't be happier with the results.Give this place a try, men. We already know how much the women love it.Thank you , Linda. See you in 6-7 weeks!
They were friendly and cheap but that's about where the good ends. I asked for a set of stiletto nails and left with rounded nails. The girl who was doing them kept scratching her skin and then touching my hands without any sort of sanitizer. At one point she started bleeding, washed her hands, then went right back to doing my nails, didn't put a bandaid on or anything. My polish is dented and chipping, some of my nails look like they already need to be filled and after not even 6 hours, one of my tips snapped off! I'll be going back to get it fixed but never again after that. Spend the money on a decent manicure & don't even waste your time here.