The coronavirus has changed life as we know it… from simple human interaction, the radical change in education, and of course, the economy. Countless businesses and franchise chains will be forced to rethink their strategy and take extreme steps when it comes to in-office work policy, business travel, and company budgets during this financial crisis. However, what would this aftermath mean for close-contact businesses such as nail salons?
As we all know, the spread-prevention rule is “keeping six feet away” and is considered as our “new normal.” While this rule will work in a corporate environment, this protection measure still leaves a roadblock for close-contact businesses like spas, resulting in fearful potential clients. So, while we see the country open up and “closed” signs be switch to “open,” – keep in mind that this industry will take a longer time to get back up on their feet. While our first instinct is to get back into our favorite salon to give them a helping hand or get our well overdo gel manicures, we have to remember that no manicure is worth our life or someone else’s.
Feel free to agree or disagree, but the reality is that no generic mask will protect you from this virus. Masks will provide the basic barrier. However, they are not meant to be used for an extended period of time. Depending on the service, a typical nail treatment requires close contact and will take up to an hour. According to Allure Magazine, “If something lands on the mask when it’s moist, it will get absorbed,” says Dr. Maldonado from Sandford health Care. If nail salons feel the need to serve the public, they should be wearing the heavy-duty N95 mask that is typically used by health-care workers, which are difficult to manufacture and hard to get.
So, If you are looking to give back to the nail industry, while the world gets back to normal, here are some helpful tips:
- Pick up a gift card. – Surprise a friend with a gift card for when it’s safe to enter… I promise they will need a fresh medi-pedi by the end of this.
- Pre-pay for services – If your service provider has their own nail/ beauty line, purchase their product.
- Purchase Product – Pick up your favorite color or personal nail kit from your go-to spa.
- Online Consultations – Learn how to make your nails healthier during this downtime and zoom with your nail technician.
- Don’t cancel, just reschedule.
- Leave them a POSITIVE Yelp Review & share their content on your personal social media platforms.
Why You Need To Try Press-On Nails
In the meantime, we can’t have our nails unpolished. Anyone who knows me will tell you that my biggest pet peeve is unpolished/ clean nails. Therefore, I didn’t think twice about jumping on the press-on nail trend. You may be thinking, “seriously, press-on nails? THEY ARE SO TACKY.” I mean, you are not wrong…this trend is 100 percent a hit or miss, and you must execute it right. Therefore, here is a list of my favorite brands that will give you a flawless look.
1. The Nail Shop by SB $20 – $65 (SHOP NOW)
2. Kiss Glam Fantasy $9 (SHOP NOW)
3. The Nailest $8- $118 ( SHOP NOW)
4. Static Nails $14- to $16 (SHOP NOW)
5. ImPress Press-On Manicure $8 (SHOP NOW)
- Applying the nails are quick and effortless.
- You can test out different nail trends without the commitment: Round, square, oval, mountain peak, stiletto, and coffin.
- Your natural nails are safer underneath a pair of press-ons.
- They are less expensive than a fill-in or new set of acrylic nails.
- They stay secure for weeks.
If you have any questions about press-on nails and would like to learn how to put them on correctly, visit my Instagram for a helpful tutorial @Tiffanygoldstein.