Welcome to Knollwood Nails! We are a group of nail care enthusiasts in the city of St. Louis Park, providing high-quality nail care procedures with passion and commitment. At Knollwood Nails, we aim to combine nail procedures with relaxation, so that spa time is equally enjoyable for you. With a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff, you wouldn’t have to worry about anything. Our highly trained nail technicians will ensure that you will enjoy a calm and pleasurable experience while all the demands of your nails are met according to your preferences. Affordable prices coupled with charmin customer service makes us the right spot for all your nail care demands!
How is gel polish or Shellac polish removed?
Gel polish is very difficult to remove with standard nail polish remover and if you peel it off it can damage your nails so it is always advisable to book in for professional take off at …Nails
This involves gentle hand filing, an acetone soak for a few minutes. Your (Name Salon) Technician will then use tools to remove the last of the polish and neaten up your nails ready to go!
How long does normal polish take to dry?
When you have a classical manicure at our salon, 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!
Will acrylic or gel extensions damage my nails?
If you have your extensions professionally applied and professionally maintained and removed by qualified nail technicians, there should only be minimal damage to your nail plate. However, constant acrylic application can make your nail plate weak so we advise a small break in between. Beware of nail technicians who leave your nails with white patches, damage and weakness.
It goes without saying that if you pick at your nails or pull them off yourself, the nail will be badly damaged. Professional technicians like those will use the correct, branded, high quality products to apply and remove your nail extensions.
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 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.
I think I found my new fave nail salon! This place is SO CLEAN! I LOVE IT! Just what I’ve been searching for! This place has EVERYTHING sanitary, from the pedi tubs to your personal pedi tools and all the nail techs use gloves . The tubs are lined with a plastic wrap, and the tools come out of packages- no sharing with previous customers! I’ve been to so many salons that didn’t clean their tubs & reused all their tools & pumice foot scrubbers- which is SO disgusting- This place is not one of those! I’m so happy I found this place! The ladies are very polite & I respect that they are honest with customers when they’re too busy to take more clients, instead of like other salons I’ve been to that will tell you to “pick a color!” & have you wait all day to get into a pedi chair. I really am impressed with their work, I got a gel mani & pedi. Also, the pedi “lounge” has a beautiful skylight over head which brings in beautiful sunlight. I’m a new regular at this place! I highly recommend!
I love this place! Very clean and professional and they always do a great job. My mom and my sisters and I all go here and it’s very enjoyable. Mindy and Le are our favorites!
I’ve been a customer here for a couple years, and every experience has been enjoyable. This was a very clean salon before COVID and continues to have very sanitary practices for customers. I love the natural light in the pedicure area. I’ve never felt rushed or like a burden as a walk-in. Each nail tech I’ve had has taken their time, made me feel relaxed and done a great job.
Me did a great job with my nails. She introduced my thin nails to the dip colors that are a lot harder than the gel that I usually get. My nails are shiny and super pretty
I even went with her this time for a pedicure! If you’ve never been before try it at least once, be sure you’re made chair works too!Always good friendly services and good conversations! Positive and professional staff.
Great place. Everyone was super nice. Prices are nice and they did a great job on my nails.Thanks Knollwood Nails
Jaquelin Dominguez Plateado
The employees were super nice. I showed them the picture of which nails I wanted and they made it identical as the picture I showed them! And I loved it!
This is the only place I will go for pedicures. Everything about the experience is wonderful. The chairs give amazing massages. All the technicians I’ve had have been fantastic. They do a great job with the leg massage and removing rough spots and calluses. I’ve always been happy with my pedicures here and they last a long time. I get regular ones, not gel. I told some friends who live in Roseville (a 20-25 minute drive) and now this is where they come, too!
I love this place so much. The staff are super courteous and always prompt and professional. I love my nails everytime I go and they are willing to fix up anything that you want. I’d suggest not to come too close to the closing time because they stop taking people around 15/30 minutes before they close.
I started going to this place because Le started working here! She used to work at another nail salon and move to knollwood nails. If you want an incredible nail job with someone who always tries to make you happy please ask for Le. She will take care of you!! I go every 3 weeks or so and always have a pleasurable experience.