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I went to the only place I could find to get acrylic nails in Carleton Place: Summer Nails. I called and made an appointment. When I arrived, I was asked to wait thirty minutes because they were swamped. I didn't think too much of it. The couple who own the business bickered in Vietnamese the entire time I was there. I was not made to feel comfortable or welcome. I dismissed this as them having a bad day.

Three weeks later I went back for a fill after having called for an appointment. Again, they did not write down my name, so I was asked to wait for about fifteen minutes. That wasn't too bad. While grinding/polishing the newly applied acrylic, the technician nicked my finger. I decided then that I would not go there again.

When it was time for another fill, I stopped in at another salon and they said I would have to get the nails removed by the original salon before they would do anything because they have no way of knowing what chemicals a particular salon uses. So, I went back to have the artificial nails removed. The last time I had this done, the salon soaked off the nails using acetone. This salon used a paring knife to lift the artificial nails from my natural nails. In the process, she cut my thumb and left massive gouges in my nails. The paring knife was not sterilized but, I am happy to say, I have not developed an infection. She did nothing beyond cutting/prying the nails off mine. She didn't apply any type of conditioner or lotion. She did not even file the jagged edges of my nails. I was left with jagged and gouged nails and a painful cut in my thumb.

Despite the fact that I had called three days earlier for an appointment (at 1:30) she asked me to come back at 4:00 because they had accepted a birthday party of 10-year-old girls. I raised a ruckus and was able to wait twenty minutes for service.

If you value your health, avoid Summer Nails in Carleton Place.

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Bad nail. Very bad. Mind you I get needing to get summer Nails to remove it. Who knows what they were using. It would make you wonder if Summer Nails would tell you the same in the reverse situation...
Summer Nails would probably just proceed with the cutting/ripping off without worrying about anything like pain or blood loss.
That's absolutely HORRIBLE! You should report them! I think there are business bureaus where such complaints can be registered. It would be one thing if they were just plain incompetent, but they physically hurt you. I shudder to think what could have happened to one of the kids at that birthday party! Well, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before someone registers a complaint against them if this is how they conduct business!
Yes, it is horrible. I just don't know to whom I should report them.
I can't make any promises, but I'll see if I can dig up anything in the next few days. :-)
Don't worry about it. Word of mouth has a really big impact in a town of only 9,500 people.
That's true - especially in a town of only 9,500 people. Well, let me know if you change your mind, though, to be honest, I'm not sure who you would contact either.
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