Oak Park >Manicures & Pedicures > Pro Nails
1036 Lake St, Oak Park, IL | Directions 6030141.888774 -87.801937
Neighborhoods: Oak Park
Best mani/pedi – I love this salon. I live in the neighborhood, and my entire household (me and my three roommates) go to this salon every other week. I've been here about a dozen times and can speak to the consistency of service: they are consistently amazing.
The women that work here are friendly, the environment is the right mix of relaxing and upbeat. Fabulous!
The best in the longest – I live in Oak Park but I worked downtown Chicago. I'm very picky about my nails so I usually get my nails done downtown but today I just felt like going somewhere close to home. I didnt even realize Pronails was a few blocks away. The shop looked amazing, so relaxing and modern. The lady at the desk greeted me very kindly. I didn't even have to wait! Christine did my pedicure and manicire and eyebrows and she did such a great job. She was very thorough throughout the whole process. I have multiple calluses on my feet because I'm a runner and she made sure she smoothed them down without my asking. We had a great conversation and it made me feel comfortable to know I wasn't "just another client". She made sure my water was warm enough for both my Mani and Pedi. Usually I don't trust people with my eyebrows because they always make them too thin too thick or just uneven but Christine did a great job. Afterwards, she sat me at the dryer and made sure I was okay before she left. All in all this place gave me an excellent first impression. The people were nice and so was the decor and pedi chairs. I will definitely come back!
I absolutely LOVE this place – I can't help being shocked by one of the reviews on here! I think the girls who work there are very well trained in their profession. Friendly staffs treat you better than other nail salons I have been to in the area. They truly are interested in repeat business and provide the quality service to accomplish that. Prices are comparable to other salons in the area, but the service is better. Make an appointment or you may be waiting for a while due to this salon's popularity. I really recommend checking this place out!
Best mani/pedi in Oak Park – Love it! this place has spectacular customer service. I've been here about a dozen times and can speak to the consistency of service: they are consistently amazing.
Clean, good color selection, and a high quality job. My nails look great, and they don't skimp on the massage or cleaning. My favorite nail salon in the city.
Great customer service – Great service! Taya did an awesome job. I am very picky about who handles my hands and feet. First time at this location and plan on using them exclusively. Great decor and exceptional cleanliness. Very relaxing environment, and everyone was very friendly, especially Taya, who's friendliness and focus made me feel very welcome. I would and will recommend them to everyone. Thanks, and look forward to my next visit.
Overpriced and Cheap product – I am new to Chicago. I found Pro nails 2 on line. I got a new set and the following week I broke a nail because they were to thin. My pink and white nails started to turn yellow. When I went back in to get a fill the tech told me that my nails were turning yellow because I was in the water to much. Well I have had pink and white nails for about 2 years and that has never happened. My nails are turning yellow because they are using cheap gel. I also broke the same nail because it are to thin again.
I took my sister-in-law there to get a fill and the guy who did them, did a real bad job. Some are thick, some are uneven. When she went to pay he was going to charge her $45.00 for a fill. When she questioned them, his comment was it costs more than in California, and she was rude to him the entire time he did her nails. They were the only ones in the place talking.
If this is they way they treat out- of -towner's, then how do they treat the regulars ?
I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. They are rude and use cheap product and over charge people who are new to town. Nice way to represent Oak Park.
It's just OK~ – They are just OK~I have been going here off and on for years, and they are worse now, even with their new decor. I try to stay consistent, but the last girl I went to I had to quit because her attitude was always bad, she always managed to cut me and the overall salon service was bad. (Throwing your purse and shoes, and rushing off to someone else without even checking to insure that you are satisfied with the job they did for you!) I know people want to get in and out, but the staff is so rude in this place. When I was in there this last time, a lady was complaining because her nails broke less than a week after having a new set put on and the same girl charged her for the repairs. I didn't say anything, because it wasn't my situation, but I agree with the customer here. Why should she have to pay again, when her new nails didn't last a week!! She offered to pay half, but the technician gave her some half assed excuse. ALSO, the salon opened at 11am, but the techinicians didn't start coming in until 11:30, so the salon girl just had all these people SOAKING for 30 minutes!!! Bottom line is, use this place as a last resort~
Do not listen or care. – I have been to this salon three times, and there will be no more visits! When I visited to have old acrylic nails removed and replaced, the manicurist instead put on a 'powder gel' nail (for the requested french manicure style). I repeatedly said, this is different than the last place that I went- you put on the gel first here? And she nodded, yes. I continued to talk about how I never painted my nails in the past because I work with my hands and they always looked bad a couple of days after painting- which was why the acrylics were so much better for me, they were indestructible. She just nodded and continued. When she started to paint my nails, I realized that she was doing exactly what I had not wanted. Oh, well, I thought, it was just a language problem- a one-time waste of money. I thought, next time, you must be very, very clear.
When I went in two weeks later (with my painted nails looking awful!), I was very, very clear. I said that I wanted acrylics. So, after the powder gel was removed, the manicurist said, you want acrylics (this was a different manicurist than the last time)? I said, yes! He then proceeded to put on the powder gel!! I stopped him and said, NO- that's not what I want. Repeatedly. And he repeatedly said, no, this time will be better. I have MAGIC! I continued to say, this is not what I want, and he continued to say that this time will be better and different- MAGIC. As we proceeded, I continued to say, this looks exactly like the last time. He then would say, no, it's better. Then he said, 'I know your type'. I said, 'yes, I'm the type that knows what I don't want and don't like to waste money'. After he finished the EXACT SAME MANICURE as the last time, he put on a top coat. That was the magic!!
After driving home (and typing this), two nails are already chipped on the ends. I have learned my lesson. I will not be fooled by a sales line, and will not waste any more money there, no matter how close to home it is.
The best Manicure in Oak Park – I'm so happy my friend recommended this place to me because it is exceptionally better than the place by my apt that I have been going to. This place is much cleaner, the atmosphere nicer and my nails lasted way longer. Which, let's be honest is the best part about my experience b/c it makes it worth every penny.
I actually don't get manicure's that often because I end up peeling the polish off once it starts chipping, which is usually like day 2. But, not here. My nails lasted a whole week. No chipping, no temptation to peel the rest of the polish off. I will definitely be back!
quality of manicure was terrible! – I got a set of acrylic nails and the lady rushed doing them. Only took her about 35 minutes. She used tips that were too wide for my fingers so they look like duck bills. She also made them very thick which makes them look really fake. She did not manicure my hands at all before doing the acrylics (like pushing cuticles down or cutting off hangnails). She used an electric round nail file to "saw" off the cuticles and left 2 of them cut with open wounds. She was very rough too and kept pulling on my fingers in strange directions. I had to come home and file down all 10 of the nails because they were too long and gaudy even though I told her and showed her how long I wanted them. Also I told her I wanted them square with rounded edges and she proceeded to clip the top corners off of each nail so they ended up looking pointed. Overall, terrible!!! I would NEVER go back to this place. Sure it was cheap at $23 but now I am stuck with these hideous things on my hands. She needs to take more time, listen to the customer and avoid injuring their hands!
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