All our staff is well-trained, technically and artistically. We are equipped with the best in nail care technology, and we stock only top-of-the-line professional nail care products. Our professional nail artists will always bring you the latest in nail designs. Our manicurists utilize only the best nail care products to achieve the best results in nail care treatment.
Sanitation is of utmost concern here at Kim Nails & Spa. A hospital-grade disinfectant is used to ensure against the transmission of nail fungi and other bacteria, thus assuring you a clean and safe experience. We build our reputation and image by meeting our client’s needs first.
At Kim Nails & Spa, our mission is to provide the services in nail care in a relaxing environment and a friendly atmosphere. We value your time and want you to have a pleasant, relaxed experience with us.
How long does a gel polish/ Shellac manicure last for?
With cuticle work and full nail preparation, a gel or shellac manicure should last about 2 weeks with proper application and aftercare. We offer an express version of a gel manicure, but if you want that complete 2 week guarantee then we advise going for the full gel (shellac) manicure.
What is nail fungus and how can it be prevented?
If the natural nail is pulling away from the nail bed then it will possible that the nail fungus will show underneath. The right application and maintenance of the nail extension will help prevent a nail fungus, as well as using products such as a nail antiseptic or fungal nail treatment
What is an Overlay?
This is when either acrylic or gel is applied over the natural nail without the need of a nail extension.
Ideal for those who want just some slight length and thicker nails
What is a French manicure?
The standard style of a French manicure is when the fingernails are painted pale pink with a white band at the tip. At our salon you can choose to have the nail bed clear with any colour tip
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 is a manicure ?
Nails classical manicure consists of a warm hand soak, filing and shaping the free edge of the nails, pushing and clipping (with a cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers) and application of fingernail polish. The more advanced treatments will take longer and vary in treatment methodology and price.
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
Can i book more than one treatment at the same time?
Yes. However, our system only allows one booking at a time. Most of our treatments have a drop down add on list so you can click on a specific treatment and have a drop down list to choose from. Where there isn’t a drop then, then take note of the time and duration of your first treatment, checkout your booking and click schedule another appointment. Make sure it follows after your first treatment you booked.
Another great manicure! If you enjoy having one go-to nail tech, I suggest requesting your next manicure with Anna! She definitely knows what she’s doing! The polish I chose is called “Red Stone”
This is my favorite nail salon in Mankato. I come here about once a month. The workers are so nice and remember me when I walk in.
they were very attentive, they made sure everything was to my liking, they stayed open for me!! they made me go out of my box and did a great job 😊😊 they are definitely my new nail place
Friendly staff! Lisa did my nails and they turned out amazing!
Rachel V Woods
Great service and friendly staff! Highly recommend!
The stylists make sure you like what they did and are careful to make sure they do a nice job. I love my nails a lot! Highly recommended! 🙂
Had such a great time. I would go again.
Absolutely love Trang-shes the best!!! So kind, patient, considerate and really took her time! Will go back to her always!!!
Great service! Friendly staff and the lady who did my nails made sure they were perfect and that I was happy. I was also impressed with their level of cleanliness.
So… i took the bull by the horns, and tried a new place to me.
And I’m pretty sure that i did well! First I called the salon, and very friendly voice greeted me. (Check #1)
Then when I arrived, there were about 4-5 current customers. (Good sign… check #2).
And then… about 5 min into my service, a group of about 10 ladies came in for a bachelorette party/ prep before a wedding party…. (great sign… check #3). I think i even overheard them say it was the best place to get your nails done in Mankato.