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Do You Bring Your Own Polish to the Nail Salon?

It’s safe to say that those who wait-list for a $20 nail polish are probably just as meticulous about their manicures. Demanding perfection, they're likely regulars at the polish station and won't settle for just any old color. Still, nail salons often stock multiple brands of professional products, perhaps for those less Type-A of us. Which camp do you fall in?


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fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
never had my nails done
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Totally depends on my mood. I usually have the color chosen ahead of time, but if I see something in the shop, I'll go with it. If I chip, I either touch up with something close, or go get a bottle if I love it. It's nice for test-driving a color without committing to another bottle in my polish box!
lemamike lemamike 8 years
I bring my own color if i absolutely want to be sure i can get that color also i can fix it. Sometimes i cant help myself from buying nail polish but i never do my own nails so to get my moneys worth i bring it with me!
meeangelzz meeangelzz 8 years
I have always thought about bringing my own but I always see a color at the Solon I want to use.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I never thought of using my own.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I bring my own so that I can repair chips at home.
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
If there is a particular color that I want I'll sometimes bring it, especially if it's a newer color or one that's hard to find.
Sugie Sugie 8 years
Always use polish at salons, never have thought of brining my own. Can't plan ahead that much to bring my own color
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
normally I just use the salons... they carry OPI and China Glaze hich are two of my faves so I just pick a new color each time. Sometimes I will bring a color if I have a desire for that shade or need it for a certain look/event.
emalove emalove 8 years
I've done both, but I usually just use one of the shades that they have there.
mlen mlen 8 years
usually i use the salons cause they have so many to choose from but on occasion i'll bring my own- like i just bought one of the OPI ones for sephora that i liked so i brought that last time i got a mani and pedi
vitisva vitisva 8 years
Sometimes I have the color I most prefer
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i use the polish that they have at the salon, but i always use the same color - so i do get upset if for some reason they don't have it. i've yet to bring my own polish with me, but i know that my mom does - so i can understand how some people do it.
swertygirl swertygirl 8 years
I always choose my color from the salon. I am picky about the brand of nail polish (I hate OPI - too many chemicals!), and my salon only carries the brand I like - Zoya. If I like the color, I go to the salon supply store and buy it for cost. But I do like all the purty colors they have!
blinkypink blinkypink 8 years
For my wedding, I had a specific shade picked out from MAC, so I gave it to the girl when she got to my house. Otherwise I just pick one from the plethora of colors at the salon.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I hardly ever go to a salon to do my nails - I consider it a waste of money and I change my nail color like twice, sometimes three times a week (I love painting my nails - it's like therapeutic to me or something), but when ever I have in the past, I'll use the salon's and then buy it - they guy I sometimes go to has great stuff that you can't find in stores and he always lets me buy them...
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
Yes I do, if I want to use a particular colour I have, usually my dark chanel shades. Most of the time I just experiment and use the wide array of colours the salon has.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
Thanks for the good idea.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'll do both.
bananie726 bananie726 8 years
I bring it in if I had a specific color in mind and I know if the salon doesn't carry it.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
This sounds weird to me, but your points are good. chips are awful!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
Depends where I go and if I want a particular color. The spa I go to has a great OPI selection but my smaller strip mall nail place doesn't have too many (I have more to choose from than they do) So I bring my own.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I usually use what is there but for my wedding I brought my own, since I had a specific color picked out.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
I bring my own for the same reason--I can do repairs if needed. Plus, I don't have to worry about what colors will be available. A few times I have used the salon polish, to experiment with colors I would normally not buy.
Katharine Katharine 8 years
I use the salon colors. It gives me a chance to use something new and experiment a little.
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