Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014!

Happy Halloween, everybody! I know they're putting up Christmas stuff in the stores already but it's not even Hallween, yet. Let's enjoy the holidays one at a time, shall we? Get tons of candy to give out to the kids. Don't worry, you can eat the leftovers! Put on a scary or cute costume, dress up the kids, the pets, and decorate. I love Halloween! When you're done with the trick-or-treating you can turn out the lights and start watching some scary movies! Or, do what I do... buy tons of candy, turn out all the lights, start a scary movie marathon and eat all the candy myself!!

Here's some Halloween and autumn nail art I have hand-painted for clients and for you to enjoy...




Red and burnt orange gel polish fade with lightning bolts and bats on 2 fingers.





Sunday, June 29, 2014

Relocated!!

Due to the current salon downsizing and not having an appropriate space for me to do nails and pedicures, I've had to find a new location to move to and I am glad to say I have found a wonderful new home for me and my clients! As of today I have moved to Stevie and Company Hair Salon in Pleasant Valley, Missouri which is just off of I-35 near Liberty, Missouri. I've never met a salon owner so welcoming, nice, smart and professional as Connie! I feel very positive and look forward to my future at this new location.

To mark the change I've revamped my website a little bit, gave it a facelift, and have updated my information across the internet. My business phone number is the same, how you make appointments online is the same, etc. The only thing that has changed is where you need to go when it's time for your service(s).

Please check out Google Maps for help in locating my new place of business. If you need further assistance you can call or text me, or call the salon directly at 816-781-9339.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer is here!!


 
We have waited so long and now it's finally here! Summer! Get your flip flops and sandals out, it is time to show off your feet and enjoy the heat.

Galapagos Islands
Thank you to everyone for being patient while I do my best to get everyone in for their mani's and pedi's. I wish I could make everyone happy but I can't. Hang in there and keep checking in to see if there are any openings. I will keep you posted. My website is the best place to check on new openings, but you can also check on Facebook if you prefer.

If you are NEW to Candyz Nailz please read the following...

1. I am one person renting a studio inside a full service salon. I am not a nail salon, I do not have a staff, and I am not a walk-in, discount salon. So, please be patient, follow all my instructions, read what I ask you to read and you will have an easier experience making your appointment and getting in to see me.

***Did you know your Groupon is good for 5 months? Yep, 150 days is about 5 months. So, if not now, you will get in to see me eventually. Go online and book in advance or email me and I'll book your appointment date for you!***

2. Some people who have purchased my Groupon deal and booked their own appointments online are having issues...a) because they are not reading my instructions about booking, canceling, rescheduling online appointments, or b) have not paid attention to the date they booked their appt for and either made a mental mistake or clicked on the wrong date, or c) did not make note of their appt date and show up on the wrong day or at the wrong time. This last issue seems to happen nearly every week. When you book your appointment online, you receive a confirmation email in your inbox (or check your spam/junk folder). Make sure you find that email and everything on it is correct. If not, then you can cancel then reschedule your existing appointment to the correct day and time.

***Also, make sure you book your appointment correctly. If you have a Groupon, choose your service from the Groupon Deals list. Don't book a Spa Manicure when you have a Groupon voucher for a Gel Mani/Spa Pedi. Book the GROUPON Gel Mani/Spa Pedi. Each service has a different time table, so if you book incorrectly, you may have to reschedule if there's not enough time to perform the service you actually want. So please, watch what you are doing. If you don't know what you're doing, skip to the bottom of this post and click on the instructions that I have made for you (including pictures) on how to book your appointment online.

3. The best way to contact me is by email... candyznailz@hotmail.com... Please do NOT try to ask me questions or request an earlier appt. date, etc. using the memo function when making your appointment online. This is NOT a good way to communicate with me. Either call, text or, preferably, email me.

4. If I have taken the time to write instructions or email you directions, please read them. There is a reason I do this; it helps you have an easier experience and it helps me since I don't have staff to assist me.

5. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns just email me and let me know. Thank you!!

Instructions for booking online appointments, click here.

Instructions for canceling and rescheduling your online appointment, click here.

Instructions for caring for your Gel Polish Manicure, click here.

Instructions for home removal of gel polish, click here. (BE GENTLE)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Everybody wants a pedicure!

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I'm glad you want to get in to see me for your nail service! Fortunately for me, I'm getting busy. However, that sometimes means everybody is trying to get in at the same time...stampede!  So, hold your horses, it's still Spring, you'll get in and get your little piggies tended to, just bear with me :-) 

If you're a Groupon client, keep in mind that you're not the only one to purchase my Groupon. And, I'm only one person, so I'm doing my best to get everyone taken care of as soon as possible. Your voucher is good for 150 days from the date of purchase, that's about 5 months, so keep that in mind. For your convenience, you can book your appointment online...

...Steps for booking online appointments...  click here
...Steps on how to cancel and reschedule your online appointments... click here

***Note about my Groupon offer...As of May 23rd my Groupon deal has ended. Thank you to everyone who has purchased this introductory offer, I look forward to meeting you.  If you missed out on purchasing my Groupon or have already used yours, I have a few offers you may like... click here for current deals.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Offers Available!!!



I have created several offers that are now available for purchasing. Follow the link to view the offers in detail. You can purchase the offer now and book later. Please be sure to check your email for the purchase confirmation because it contains a link for you to use in order to book your deal online!









Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How to Cancel and Reschedule Your Online Appointment


  •  **Important Note:  Genbook does NOT automatically can cel existing appointments you have made if you make another appointment. You have the ability to have several existing appointments at any given time. If you want to reschedule you MUST cancel your existing appointment yourself and then rebook for another day and time. I am not responsible for your rescheduling mishaps since I am unable to tell what your intentions are. Please be respectful of my schedule and others trying to make appointments and maintain your bookings responsibly. If you need assistance you can contact me or Genbook for help.
  • How to reschedule or cancel your appointment.... Go to your Genbook appointment confirmation email in your email inbox. Click on the "Manage Your Appointment" button (in blue).


  • This takes you to a different page for managing existing Genbook appointments... 

There are a few options. "Book Again" allows you to make another appointment and "Cancel" obviously allows you to cancel your existing appointment
  •  If you want to change the day and time of your appointment you must FIRST cancel your existing appointment THEN choose the "book again" option to pick another day and time. When you click on the "cancel" button you get this page...
Notice that you can click on "Book Again" (bottom right corner) which is how you can reschedule your appointment to another day and time.
  • If you choose "Book Again" you are taken to my Genbook menu and you can start this process over again but choose a different day and time. If you don't first cancel your existing appointment and just choose the "book again" option you will end up having two appointments on my schedule. Make sure you cancel any appointments you have that you do not want! Thank you...

Now you know how to book an appointment online using Genbook!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gel Polish Care

Everybody is all about the gel these days! It's a great product and I really enjoy working with it. One of the reasons I started this website, one of my goals, was to communicate to the public what I am noticing from my perspective, the Nail Technician's point of view.

My first point is also the biggest point...huge, in fact. Clients are peeling off their gel polish when it starts chipping. ACK!

Let me explain why this is so awful...gel polish has gel in it (makes sense) and the main reason it stays on for nearly 2 weeks is because it gets cured to your natural nail. If you peel off the gel then you peel off several layers of your nail with it. These layers cannot be put back. The whole nail will have to grow out which usually takes about 4 months. Until then, you have seriously weakened your natural nail. You did that...to yourself. Bad girl!!

nails are now obviously damaged (photo from www.xojane.com)

Besides peeling off your own gel, a harsh nail tech can do you some damage as well. Gel should be removed with a proper soak off which only takes about 8-10 minutes. Gel shouldn't be forced off the nail because that can cause damage. If you go to a nail tech that is being very rough with your nails, not taking the time to properly remove the old gel, and you notice your nails are thinning...find a new nail tech. (and remember not to peel off your gel polish, too!)

Considering the damage done to your nails by peeling off your own gel polish and going to nail techs that are being too rough in removing your gel, no wonder your nails are thinning and damaged! Don't blame the gel! Gel polish is the 2nd gentlest service you can have done in the salon. The gentlest being a regular polish or no-polish manicure. So, do yourself a favor, be kinder to your nails. It doesn't make much sense to complain about how weak your nails are and then pick away at your gel the first chance you get. You're sabotaging yourself. If you want nice, long, gorgeous natural nails then you need to follow the advice of your gentle, caring, educated nail tech...

1. Don't pick off your gel...if you must remove it then follow my removal instructions found here

2. Use cuticle oil and lotion regularly. This not only hydrates your skin but keeps your nails flexible instead of brittle. When they are flexible they flex and are less apt to break.

3. Use your gloves...when cleaning, doing dishes, etc. Water does a lot of damage to skin and   nails. You will get used to having gloves on. If you find your gloves make your hands sweat, a good trick is to put on a little lotion, spa gloves (mostly cotton & breathable) and then put on your latex gloves. You not only treat your hands to lotion but you'll notice less sweating and be more comfortable.

4. Your nails are jewels not tools! Corny, yes, but true all the same. If you want nice nails you have to treat them nicely. Don't use your nails to open pop cans, scratch off stickers or as a pick.

In short, you are responsible for your nails. You may see your nail tech for an hour every 2-3 weeks. The rest of that time, you are the one responsible for taking care of your nails. Be kind to your nails and you will love the results!