Wednesday, March 14, 2012

When a manicure costs you your dignity....

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skirt:h&m // top: target // shoes: macys // earrings: gift // ring: markets // cardy:myer


See that manicure, it is quite possibly the best manicure I have ever got. I had it done on Saturday and it is now Wednesday and still going strong. However that manicure came with a cost, which was unfortunately my dignity. Let me explain...


I bought a livingsocial deal to get a facial and my nails done at a salon I had never been to before. I arrived on Saturday and told the receptionist I was there for my 3.30pm appointment. She took me into a back room and told me to get undressed put a towel around me and a shower cap on. I thought this was very strange for a facial and nails but thought it might be there practice so quickly obliged. 


The girl came back and took me into the spray tan room, I quickly told her I wasn't there for a spray tan. She looked at me like I was completely crazy and asked me what I was there for, I replied to get my nails done and get a facial. She looked me up and down and said "well why did you take your clothes off? You can put them back on now." I was semi-naked and mortified and to top it off as I was getting changed I heard the next room explode into laughter as the rest of the store got to hear about my antics. So even though I am really happy with the manicure, I will not be returning...


Have you got any mortifying beautician stories? I would be more than happy to hear them.


A note on this outfit: it is nothing special but I love the stripes and the way the skirt and top combine to look like a dress. Plus the turquoise accessories give it a splash of colour!

21 comments:

  1. Oh no!! I'm terrified of things like that happening to me. My Mum and I went to a spa at the weekend and although nothing bad happened, you always worry something will and that maybe the people working there are laughing at you when you have no idea where to go or what to do... I did manage to cut myself trying to get out of the plunge pool though - I hate plunge pools!

    I adore your outfit though, I love stripes and the top and skirt together look perfect, I actually thought it was a dress at first.

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  2. Oh you poor thing. I hate getting a massage cause I dont know if I should remove everything or leave undies on. What ever I do they always seem to comment that I have done the wrong thing.

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  3. oh dear =( Sounds like something that would happen to me!! at least the manicure was a good one! xx

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  4. Oh poor you! I am SO intimidated by beauty salons! I hope your nails last well though :) I love your top and skirt! I thought it was a dress! :) such a chic outfit :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  5. You look awesome and it's a theme I like to wear. Eeepp! Your story just makes me more paranoid about salons. I haven't had any bad experiences which I'm so glad. When I get a massage I usually strip down to undies and put those weird backless gowns on.

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  6. Hahahah you poor thing! Don't worry, I would have done the same thing haha. Once I went to get my very first Brazillian wax, and when the therapist walked into the room I went "oh noooo" in my head because it was a girl who I went to school with. It was a bit awkward having a conversation about schoolyard days while she was tending to my lady area! Haha ... I'll stop talking now. :)

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  7. I love the flair of your skirt andd it looks cool with that top! Poor you, I would of been red for the rest of the time I was there. xx

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  8. Oh no! That's mortifying! Really bad customer service too. I can't believe they laughed about it. I'd be inclined to complain. Hopefully you'll be able to look back on it and laugh though. It's definitely a good story for the pub :)

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  9. That's so rude of the staff to do that to you, after it was their mistake. I am very intimidated by beauty salons. Your outfit looks awesome. I assumed it was a dress, but it's awesome it's separates. I dig your postcard wall too!

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  10. Oh lordy! That's really bad on them though.

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  11. First of all, I absolutely looooove your outfit, it might be one of my favorite of yours EVER! Second, I would have gotten changed, demanded a refund and to talk to the manager. I would also never ever go back to that place!!! XO lori

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  12. How rude of her! It was so not your fault--she TOLD you to take your clothes off! Goodness gracious. I'm glad you at least got a beautiful manicure out of it!

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  13. Aw, how crappy! I would have just wanted to leave. I hate when I go to salons to get my eyebrows waxed and when my eyes water, they act like I'm crying and it doesn't happen to anyone else. It's like "your ripping hair out of my body?!"

    People. Psh.

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  14. That is awful! You were just doing as they told you, yikes. I have only had my nails done once in my life and never a facial so I don't have much experience in that department. I originally thought you were wearing a dress. The top and skirt look so pretty together :]

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  15. i thought it was a dress! The skirt and top look fab together teamed with your turquoise ring!

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  16. When I was in cosmetology school(I do hair) facials were a required part of the curriculum. We had clients get topless and put a towel wrap on. I wouldn't go back! I would also call the owner!

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  17. Ooh that makes me mad! What a bitch {sorry for the language, but seriously...}

    You look gorgeous in that photo, and your nails are lovely, so do try to focus on that! I don't blame you for deciding not to go back though.

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  18. sorry i had to giggle a bit too! why did you take your clothes off lady?

    glad you can laugh about it now while looking at your pretty nails!

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  19. This outfit is PERFECTION! I love it!

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  20. Oh no, how horrible! That was really rude of them to laugh at you when you were only doing as you were told!

    Such a shame too, because it sounds like your nails are awesome!

    x Jasmine

    PS. Super cute outfit! It's like the top and skirt belong together!

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