Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Reopening-- What to Expect

It's finally time!

One Love Nail Salon will be reopening July 1, 2020.

However, Maggie (me,) will not be returning to the salon until July 15, 2020.

The salon has some new policies in place and it's vital that everyone who chooses to book an appointment be aware of them:

1. Yes. Face coverings are mandatory. For you, for me, for everyone in the salon and for the entire duration of the time we are in the salon.

I understand that many people have strong feelings about face masks so you need to understand that this is a non-negotiatable issue for receiving services. 

It's one of the requirements we have to follow in order to reopen without risk to our professional licenses and just a good idea.

If it's a deal breaker issue for you-- I will not be able to accomodate you at this time. 

2. We will be taking your temperature when you arrive.

This is something my co-workers agreed on as a precautionary measure for the protection of everyone in the salon. 

Again, there is not opt-out. If you are uncomfortable with this, you should not attempt to book an appointmentn with me or any of my salon colleagues.

3. Wash your hands: There will be hand santizer gallore! But if you want me to touch your hands, you'll need to wash them with soap and water for 20+ seconds before we begin your service.

On that note-- I will not be wearing gloves while I work. It is not a requirement for reopening and it's been a point of serious consideration for me through out my career, not just in the face of the pandemic: I have long held the opinion that if it is not safe to touch my clients (and vice versa) then neither of us have any business attempting a nail service. Full stop. 

I will-- of course-- also be washing and santizing my hands between each client. However, if you are not comfortable receiving services from a nail tech not wearing gloves, again-- I will not be able to accomodate you at this time.

4. No Guests! There can only be one person per nail tech in the salon at a time. Do not bring anyone to your appointment with you, they will not be able to wait inside while you are getting your nails done.

5. NO WAITING INSIDE! We cannot have people waiting inside the salon. When you arrive for your appointment, please text me to let me know you are here and I will let you know when I'm ready for you to come in. 

6. Sign the Waiver! It's just a basic form that says you understand that no matter how hard we work to protect your health and safety, there are no guarantees that you won't get sick. 

You've probably seen them posted on the entrance of about every business that's open. We're just going one step further to make sure you can't say "I didn't see that."

Online booking is currently not available. All appointments will have to be scheduled directly with me. Text me (or leave a voicemail, but really, text me) at my business number: 559-640-7319 for appointments.

I am not currently taking new clients! If you have never been to me before, I will be happy to take your information and put it on a wait list, but at this time, I am choosing to reopen slowly and will be keeping my availability to a minimum.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Non-Essentail Nail Tech is Busy Being Non-Essential

The Art of Nailz by Maggie is currently closed!
I am taking the stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19 down seriously. 
I will not be offering services during this time.

And here's the long-winded, slightly manic rant that I know you all expect:

First off-- I never wanted to be an  "essential" worker. I've always said that I love that no one's going to die if I miss a day of work.

I never thought I'd be in a situation where someone might die if I DON'T miss a day of work!

I love that over the years, I have had so many wonderful, loyal clients who feel that I am essential to them but let's face it-- if the worst thing that happens in all this is that you need a new set the next time you see me, we're gonna call that a win.

You are not going to die if you don't get your nails done. However, we are currently dealing with a situation where you might die if you do get them done.

Or you might kill your nail lady.

Or you might kill your nail lady's mom.

Or your nail lady might have forgotton to wipe down the gas pump when she filled up on her way into town and then I probably touched my face before I got around to washing my hands.

The point is-- the world does not need me right now.

I know you want me, but let's not get confused.

I am busy chillin, staying healthy, and helping others stay healthy too.

No. I won't be doing nails on the sly at my home or yours.

I've considered the risks all along the way and continue to re-evaluate my personal opinions on a daily basis.

At this time, the risks to myself, my clients, my loved ones, and my community are just too great for me to justify.

OK. That wasn't very long or manic or even terribly rant-y. That's the advantage of having backspace and delete buttons.

Believe me-- I've gone on 30 different rants and shouted several curse words while calling nearly everyone on the planet a variety of creatively insulting names and declaring myself the ultimate authority on all things concerning wisdom and truth.

I know my clients, colleagues, and personal friends are deeply saddened by the edits.

As much as I miss my glitter and rhinstones, it should surprise no one who knows me well that the part of social distancing that is most challenging for me is the lack of a captive audience.

I miss you guys!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

I Interrupt This Apocalypse to Bring You an Important Message

Honestly, I'd prefer one of these...but it looks like somone delivered Corona by mistake.

So, in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, online scheduling is currently unavailable.

If you need to get ahold of me, text me at 559-640-7319.

Sorry folks,
Stay well.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New Online Booking in Progress

You might notice that some of the online booking links are broken and if you end up at Square Appointments, it won't let you book there anymore.

That's because I hit a snag with that service and have opted to go with a different online scheduling provider.

Online appointments are now being booked on Shedul! If you're an existing client, you'll have to register with the new service. If you have any trouble, you can always text me at (559) 640-7319 and I'll be happy to help figure it out with you.

Bear with me, folks, updating all the links on every page takes some time! I'm working on it!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Now Seeking New Victims I mean-- Clients!

These are my nails. It's been a very long time since I had product on my nails at all and I've been working as a ranch hand for the last 8 months.

Over all, I've been really proud of how well I've managed to care for my hands, but there are few more calluses than look good in photos and my cuticles are are far from model-worthy.

Not to mention-- I'm still helping on the ranch and I have a lot of typing to do.

My own nails are not my best advertisement.

I'd love to do some more long nails...and some more coffin nails...and some more of these rhinestone clusters...and some more...

You get the picture.

Or rather, you could BE the picture!

I recently expanded my available hours and I'm accepting new clients now. So click on the "Book Now" button (it might be at the bottom of the page if you're on your phone) and help me expand and update my portfolio!


Friday, January 18, 2019

Did You Notice my Name Changed?

Don't worry, it confuses me too!

No. I did not get married and, no, I did not get unmarried.

"Maggie" has always been a nickname-- it's short for "Marjorie."

It's a bit of an unconventional nickname for Marjorie but it's traditional as "Marjorie" is the French version of the name "Margaret" (which is English-- and my spelling is the Scottish spelling, just FYI) so I'm totally allowed to use any of the nicknames associated with Margaret.

When I went into nails in 1992 I was 22 years old. For a long time I just went by "Marge" because it was really easy to tell people "Marge, like Simpson."

But what would peoples' first image be of a nail tech named "Marge" when they asked someone "who does your nails?"

Well the first image that popped into my head (in 1992) was Madge, the Palmolive lady.

Remember her?

I was a 22 year old newbie with lots of energy and passion for my new career. I was all about acrylic talons and loads of nail art!

The last thing I wanted people thinking of when they heard my name was a dish soap commercial from the 60s!

So I decided to go with "Maggie." Hoping it sounded younger, more fun, and more artsy.

It seems to have done the trick.

But how did my last name change? That's slightly more complicated:

Mom took her maiden name back when she got divorced, but she didn't want to pay to have my name changed so she never did.

I grew up using her last name and through a series of "things were different back then" circumstances with the Social Security Administration and a replacement SS card in my teens-- I ended up with her last name on all my documents...except my birth certificate.

So, in 2016, when my BFF and I decided to take a trip to Cartagena, Colombia (Like in Romancing the Stone-- we might be 80's girls) and I finally applied for a passport-- I hit a wall of post 9/11 Patriot Act bureaucracy that forced me to change all my paperwork back to my legal name.

For consistency's sake, I continue to use my known name (Maggie Franklin) as my working name (also, it's what I recognize and answer to,) but for legal reasons-- I am officially Marjorie Hare to the State Board of Cosmetology.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I Think I'm In Love (with Hybrid Gels)

Polygel extensions sculpted on forms in a variety of colors.
They come in a variety of names: "Polygel," "Acrygel," "Hybrid Nails," and all of the names are a little misleading when it comes to the true chemistry involved with the products.

For Nail Nerds like me-- that can trigger a nervous twitch.

But the companies that are making them call them what they call them and I'm kinda stuck with that.

No matter what they're called-- these high viscosity sculpting gels are my new favorite toy!

I'm still experimenting with the variety of brands and colors available before choosing a favorite, but so far these things have stood up to some abuse.

They can be sculpted very thin-- or not so thin-- to meet your needs.

They're lightweight, more flexible than acrylic and stronger than thinner gel products.

They're also odorless and less dusty to file than other products.

They aren't officially on the service menu yet, since I'm still in testing mode, but if you want to give them a try, shoot me a message (559-640-7319) and let me know!

Text me: (559)640-7319