Friday, 6 June 2008

Shop of the Week: Fashion Nails (4.5/6)

This place already has a lot going against it before you even decide to go in. It's in West Greenwich, specifically on Trafalgar Road. It's got a flashy window sign with a big flashing American Flag and if that weren't enough it looks almost shabby. When you walk in, things aren't any better as you discover that none of the staff there speak much English and so a lot of sign language and patience should be at the ready. So, why is this place among my most recommended salons in the area?

Simple: Once you're done with explaining what you want done with your nails and you've gone through all the polite nods and smiles, the girls are fantastic. Acrylics are very professionally done although you can opt to have a regular manicure or pedicure. They do have some really funky designs to add onto your nails that they can either brush paint for you or opt for glue on tiny shiny diamonds. I had mine done on my big toe in the shape of a flower and with the warm weather we've been having, they've made wearing my flip flops a very trendy occasion.

I have been going there for some time now and the place is definitely undergoing many changes.Two months ago they brought in this really fantastic pedicure chair that gives glorious back massages as you get your feet done. Heavenly. They have also increased the number of work tables and they have introduced a few other niceties that is not only a sign that they are obviously on the road to appearing more professional but it also means that they are having enough of a regular clientele who they are wanting to do this for.

The service is great, the girls very friendly (as much as they can be given the language barrier) and they are very accomodating if you come in with kids. They are quick, efficient and the results are well worth going again and again. Only for quality of work and service, this place gets my highest recommendation. A lot of other salons down East Greenwich who may look better have a lot to learn from Fashion Nails. Booking is essential as they are busy.

Fashion Nails
Tel: 020 8858 6281
169 Trafalgar Road,
London, SE10
Opening Times: Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm

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