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What instruments should I take to a manicurist?

Asked by DandyDear711 (1512points) October 3rd, 2010

I have just started getting my nails done. The place I went to started a box for me with my own files and buffers. I am wondering what other basic instruments I should take with me – and take back home again to clean and sterilize. How do you sterilize your tools? Thanks!

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chyna's avatar

All the places I have been to have their own tools, prepackaged to show they are sterilized. I have never been to a place that starts your own box. Very unusual concept. Do you live in a small town?

DandyDear711's avatar

no I don’t live in a small town – yet – will be moving to one next summer. they did not do an actual manicure last time – just put on tips etc. my cuticles are yucky so I know they need to be done

Seek's avatar

Sounds like they’re trying to save money on equipment by re-using old tools on returning customers.

I’d be leery, to say the least. Doesn’t sound very sanitary. I wouldn’t go back for fear of contracting some kind of weird fungus.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

What a novel idea! Soon we’ll be taking our own cookware, plates and flatware to dinner with us, I suppose. I wonder if I can get a discount on my auto maintenance if I bring my own tools for the mechanics? (I know the grocery stores have started us on this path, offering us bags for sale that we can re-use.)

I’ll have to think some more about how life will be different based on such a scenario.

SamIAm's avatar

cuticle cutter, but i’d ask them which to get because some are better than others; and the metal curved tool that pushes your cuticles back and a nail clipper

DandyDear711's avatar

I have had a box started for me years ago in another state.

Everything I have read over the years suggested you take your own tools. I am kinda surprised at the reaction to my question.

Thanks Samantha for your suggestion!

BTW – No one used old tools on me when I got my nails done a week ago.

DandyDear711's avatar

i am going to take my own fingernail brush. i saw someone with her own brush there today.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I tried taking my own popcorn to a movie last night. They weren’t having it…

Seek's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Diaper bag, man. Or a really big purse. See, this is why it’s awesome to be female. I carry Twizzlers for everyone at the theatre. ^_^

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr hey, I’m not that stupid. I had the popcorn in a diaper bag. But I was alone. I’m that stupid.

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