K/N Nails & Spa is your ideal choice if you wish to have a few hours of memorable spa time in Columbia, SC 29209. Our peaceful and welcoming setting makes sure that you can enjoy relaxing moments while getting your favorite nail services done. Our highly-qualified nail technicians will ensure that all the services are done in the most perfect and caring manner so that you are completely satisfied with the experience. From pedicures to manicures and nail extensions, we do all the services according to your specifications and requirements. Customer satisfaction is our ultimate priority as we promise to never let anyone down. Come and experience high-quality nail services with K/N Nails & Spa Hurry up! Make your appointment now.
How long does normal polish take to dry?
When you have a classical manicure, your technician will leave your polish to dry for about 5 minutes before applying a quick-dry spray, which accelerates the drying process. They will then check to see if your manicure still needs drying – it is you’ll have to sit back just a little longer to avoid smudges!
In total, around 10-15 minutes after the last topcoat, your manicure should be touch dry and good to go. Just try to avoid knocking it (easily done by rummaging in your bag!) for about an hour until the polish has fully cured through all the coats.
Do you use MMA in your acrylic extensions?
Never! Our Acrylic powders are EMA (Ethyl Methacrylate) and (nails salon name) is rigorously inspected by the local authority annually to ensure we uphold this.
Salons that offer acrylic extensions at cheap prices are often using MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) which is used in the dental industry. MMA bonds to your nails too harshly, leading to some really bad damage to your natural nail – as a chemical MMA was never designed to come into contact with skin and nails – it is too hard to be used for acrylic extensions and can tear the nail from the nail bed easily!
What are cuticles? And which package will include cuticle work?
Cuticles are the small overgrowth of dead skin at the bottom of your nail plate. They join the living tissue to your nail, and protect you from any contaminants getting under your skin.
However, overgrown cuticles are no good! Cuticles should be kept pushed back and tidy to keep your nails looking healthy- short, pushed back cuticles also help you get neat, long lasting polish application and help your nails look longer and more elegant. With standard polish, manicures and pedicures, we advise booking a full manicure and pedicure as oppose to our express treatments. With gel polish, the shellac manicure treatment will do the trick!
How long does standard polish last for?
Standard nail polish usually lasts up to 5 days and is a great choice for temporary or short one off occasions. If that’s what you’re looking for then we recommend booking a classical manicure. It does take a fair few minutes to dry fully to avoid smudges on your manicure.
If that’s too short of period for you then we recommend booking a shellac (gel) manicure, which is designed to last up to two weeks!
Can i put acrylics back on immediately after soaking off the old acrylics?
Yes, it’s fine to re-apply acrylics straight away as natural nails are made up of keratin (protein) so nails don’t breathe. If you have ripped your acrylics off causing the natural nail to thin however, then you might want to wait to harden the nails back up, as the acrylics will just add more stress on top of damaged nails
How long does it take for treatment?
Different treatments will vary in different times. Please have a look at our scheduling page here for a full list of treatments, prices and duration of the treatment.
What’s the difference between Acrylic, Gel Powder and UV Gel Nails?
For Acrylic nails the strong resin made of a powder and a liquid mixed together. It’s very hard wearing and we recommend it to people that bite their nails or use their hands a lot.
For Gel Powder Nails the resin is a lot like acrylic and the composition is very similar. However, the finish is more clear compared to acrylic nails and its slight better quality. We’d recommend this to anyone going for a pale/nude colour on their manicured nails.
UV Gel nails on the other hand is a hard gel that will allow you to make your nails longer without damaging your nail bed too much. It’s more flexible than acrylic and gel powder and not as hard wearing but it feels lighter on your hands. This needs to be cured by UV light, hence the name
How can i prevent the nail polish from staining my nails?
Nails often turn yellowish when a strong, pigmented polish is applied. To prevent pigmentation, make sure you put base coat on prior to applying the coloured polish so it acts as a barrier.
Or simply choose for a less potent colour
What causes your acrylic or gel nails to lift?
This can happen for many reasons. Acrylics take 24 – 48 hours to fully cure, and a slight knock during that time can cause the acrylics to lift.
Other reasons for lifting include: diseased nail plate, not maintaining regular infills, nicotine, fruit acids such as lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits, harsh detergents, using a acetone based nail polish remover, medication, stress, misuse of nails, occupation, picking and biting, excessive use of oils and creams, or even just wearing the nail too long can cause lifting.
This is certainly a hidden gem. I got a gel pedicure and acrylics that look fantastic. The associates who took care of me were so friendly and wouldn’t stop complimenting me! The employees there are so courteous and sweet. Their work was fantastic. I highly recommend.
Kevin did an amazing job on my nails! Thank you Kevin! I just found me a new nail salon. See you all in two weeks. Thanks for everything!
I have been going to Long Nails for quite a while and have always had the best experience! Kim does amazing manicures and is so sweet to talk to! Lee does my pedicures and she is also a great conversationalist! The whole staff is just wonderful and I highly recommend them for their prices, atmosphere and wonderful staff!
Excellent prices, I shop here at least three times a week
My nails 💅 are gorgeous quick friendly service thanks Henry.
I’ve been to three different Nail Salons in the Columbia area. Long Nails is the best to me. I love the services and the attention to detail. The staff is curious, friendly and professional.
They were very accommodating of my girlfriend & I, as we were walk-ins. The guy who did my nails was a lil obnoxious but everything else went well. I’d visit again when I’m in the area.
Sonny is the BEST hands down. And he has personality keeps my laughing. Great experience. I love Rashad to, he’s cutie. I moved out of state and came back to where I know I would get the service I deserve!!!!!!
My nail technician gets me right ever time. Sunnie and kym are the 2 best and will get you right every time
Customer service outstanding not to mention service rendered top notch. Everyone made certain to speak and offer water, tea and soda. My type of business.