GP Women: Hey Girl, Nail Quick is Pretty Awesome

July 30th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized

This one’s for you, savvy interweb lady.

Are you sure Ryan Gosling? OPI is ¥2100 here.

Are you sure Ryan Gosling? OPI is ¥2100 here.

If you don’t love the Ryan memes I can’t help you. But I know someone who can help you with your hands if your too lazy to do your mani yourself, or you suck at it, which is okay. I would never judge you. Neither would Ryan. And neither would Nail Quick.

Nail Quick

 Here’s what’s cool about Nail Quick:

  • They have an English website for the new kids who can’t speaky the Nihongo yet.
  • They have 71 locations.
  • They have an online appointment system! What what?
  • They do a fantastic basic mani for 2500 yen. This doesn’t include color, it’s 3700 with color, but I just did mine when I got home. Tip: Sheer, light summer colors are pretty hard to screw up.
  • They DO take walk-ins (if they can)
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Thanks babe. <3

 Here’s what’s kind of a drag about Nail Quick:

  • It takes an hour. Yes they do an amazing job, but that’s a long mani in my book. I had to catch a train so I was pushing it big time, but I was having hand issues that day so I did it. If you have the time and like the long treatment… awesome.
  • It’s still over twice the price of what I’m used to paying. I know, I need to get over it. This will be a semi-regular thing and I’ll have to do my ¥100 cheapo maintenance anyway.
  • Be sure to take your polish off before you go. They charge ¥315 just for polish removal. I hereby name it Lazy Tax. Sigh.
I just did a basic but they can do the crazy stuff, no prob.

I just did a basic but they can do the crazy stuff, no prob.

Some places do pedis too, but check ahead of time to make sure they’re equipped for you. I strolled in to the one at Matsudo Station in Chiba. It’s small- just three stations for manis only, but perfect for a quick finger fix.

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With loads of locations, a foreigner-friendly interface, and the level of service you’d expect in Japan, add this link to your Hey Girl Maintenance bookmarks. Ryan would go with you if he could.

Author of this article

Cynthia Popper

Writer/model/actor by day, English teacher by night. When she’s not stalking beauty trends or giving model advice on her blog, she can usually be found in the Shimokita thrift shops or eating more than a reasonable amount of green tea Galbo minis.

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