Are you looking for better nail salons in W. Kemper Rd? Look no further, for MK Nails is here to provide the best nail services in the city! We are a team of established nail technicians specialising in nail services, waxing and more. Located at 1224 W. Kemper Rd, Forest Park, OH 45240, our salon is the ideal choice if you want high-quality services at affordable prices.
We specialise in all forms of nail care, be it a manicure, pedicure or nail extensions. We also have Shellac nails, gel nails, dipping powder and acrylic nails to suit all people. Highly trained, we are very careful in our services, while also keeping up with the latest fashions in the nail care industry. So the next time you have to shine at any event, make an appointment with us and we will do our magic.
Experience the difference of MK Nails and our staff with better selection of colors, longer pedicure massage, better nail design and better customer service at your fingertips.
A small nail salon, with a big heart, MK Nails is your one-stop choice to enter into the world of nail care and nail fashion. Pamper yourself with a relaxing pedi after the beach or get pretty manicure before your local event with MK Nails! Make an appointment with us to learn more. We hope to see you soon!
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.
How do i care for my nails after my manicure?
To keep a manicure lasting to its full potential avoid getting your nails wet for too long (constant soaking in hot baths or not wearing rubber gloves when washing the dishes) and also avoid coming into contact for prolonged periods with chemicals like those in sunscreen, perfumed products and insect repellent.
Get someone else to do the DIY or tough chores that might cause your manicure to lift, and apply cuticle oil morning and night if you can. This will keep your nails super healthy throughout the duration of your manicure and it will help keep the polish intact.
Finally, don’t pick at your manicure under any circumstances. Instead Book in for a Nail repair if one or nails have damaged otherwise treat yourself to another treatment.
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!
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
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
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
Why should i use cuticle oil?
Cuticle oil is used to moisturize the cuticle, skin and nail area. It can protect the cuticle and nail against damage and improve the health and appearance of the cuticles and nails.
Nail plates can get very dehydrated easily, but cuticle oil application is such an easy way to avoid this, leaving beautiful nails! Cuticle oil should not be used as a first-line of defence against dryness, but rather to fix extremely dry, cracked nails. It’s usually of natural, rapidly absorbing vegetable oils; cuticle oil can also contains vitamins
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.
What's the difference between tips and sculpture?
Plastic tips are placed on your natural nails and cut and filed to your desired length and shape before applying acrylic or gel.
Nail Sculptures differ on the other hand. Nail forms are placed at the tip of your nails and product is applied according to the desired length. While the product is drying, the nails will be pinched on the sides to give it more of a natural look. After the product has completely dried the nail form will be removed leaving you with a beautiful and natural nail shape. This system leaves you with a more durable set of nails compared to the tip system. However, this does take slightly longer and costs a few pounds more.
Can men have manicures or pedicures?
Absolutely. We’re a unisex brand and all treatments are available to you regardless of gender. We’ve noticed that most of our male clients book in for a classical manicure or classical pedicure without paint
I’ve been looking for a new nail place since we moved and haven’t found one in the Fairfield area that I liked yet. This place had good reviews, so I decided to give it a shot. I’m glad I did. I have never had so much attention shown to my toes as the lady did tonight. I got a simple Mani/Pedi with regular polish. She did a wonderful job. The owner was very friendly and other customers were sharing how many years they have been going there. They do walk ins but I would call a little in advance because it is a small place.
Tao is AMAZING! I love this nail salon, very peaceful, clean, great service and affordable. My acrylic nails always turn out very beautiful
Mindy does a great job. She is very thorough and makes sure your nails are perfect! Very friendly and sweet. The nail area is very clean and professional!
My full experience with MK Nails was awesome, I would recommend them to anyone. Customer Service is Great there was a guy whom gave me a pedicure after 2 weeks of sprained ankle. not only was my pedicure very refreshing alot of swelling went down as well. Thanks again
I got a pedicure here and had a good experience. Everyone was friendly, the pedicure was relaxing and turned out great. I will definitely return.
When we walked in we were greeted, with smiles and warmth. Their place is very clean!. After the staff found out my daughter birthday was the next day. They showed her love. We had went to a place before I came here. They were rude. But I’m so glad we came here. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed. ❤
Brandy Waites Cheatham
Tried this place for the first time today absolutely amazing! Mindy was great! I was able to make a same day appointment and she got me in and finished me up in no time! The place was so nice and clean and the staff was so friendly. I will definitely be returning in the future!
Crystal R. Phillips-Hill
Clean, friendly, warm and welcoming environment. Prices are better than I expected. Mindy & Chris are the best nail tech’s ever. Thank you for always getting me right and making my hands and feet pretty!
These are the nicest people and they are all so neat and take pride in their work prices are great I have dropped all other nail shops
Cindi Goebel McIntosh
MK Nails is my go-to place for some pampering! They provide a relaxing atmosphere, nice chair massages, a VERY CLEAN, friendly environment, and great customer service. I wouldn’t even think about going any place else! Once you go, you won’t either!!!