Polygel Review | Vlog

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing my latest vlog from my YouTube Channel. As you might have seen from my last vlog, I purchased the super popular Polygel product from Cosmo Prof. I’ve been testing it out on clients for the past three weeks and I have a lot to say! Let’s get started!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

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Helpful Salon Tips From a Nail Tech

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I wanted today’s post to be helpful for anyone who visits a salon. If you’re getting your makeup, hair, or nails professionally done, there are a few rules to go by that will make your beauty professional fall in love with you! These are ways to ensure your salon visits are enjoyable, relaxing, and go by smoothly each time. Besides, don’t you want a great relationship with the person in control of your hair, face, or nails?? Here are my top tips:

  • Don’t pick off your enhancements! Book an appointment to get them removed. This will save your natural nails from unnecessary damage. 
  • Prebook your next appointment before you leave. This ensures you have a slot in the books for your fill in or touch up!
  • If you have to cancel, give them AT LEAST 24 hours notice. This gives them time to fill your spot so they don’t waste that time for potential work.
  • Tip, tip, tip! You wouldn’t believe how much a nail tech/hairdresser’s income depends on tips.
  • Don’t use your phone during your manicure. This slows down our work and it’s also a bit rude..
  • Let them know your nail/hair concerns or goals. We want you to be happy!

That’s it for today! Thank you all for stopping by! If you have any other points to add, please leave them in the comments below. I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy

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Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Polished by Amy Nail Spa

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Today I wanted to share the story of my nail salon, Polished by Amy Nail Spa. I’m currently going into my sixth month in business and I thought it would be a great idea to share the story of my salon and the mission behind it all. First, here’s a little background to catch you up to speed:

I received my nail technician license in 2014 and immediately began working in local salons. I worked as a booth renter and employee of three different salons, as well as traveling as a mobile nail tech for an on-location company. After a few years of experiencing the industry in these different ways, I realized I would thrive the most in my own environment. Because of this, I decided to open my very own nail studio in Lafayette, Georgia which was the birth of Polished by Amy Nail Spa!

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The main aspect of my business model is to align my salon with the health conscious client. I opted for providing only natural nail services with an emphasis on natural products and steering away from acrylics because of the harsh chemicals and fumes involved with those enhancements. This creates a more inviting, relaxing, and safe environment for my clientele as well as children or expectant mothers. It’s my goal as a nail technician to improve, perfect, and maintain the natural nail so you don’t have the need for enhancements!

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Another one of my favorite aspects of my studio is my pipeless pedicure spa. Typical jetted foot spas contain an element of risk because of the difficulty of disinfecting the pipes and drains. This can leave you open to infection. However, in my salon I opted for an electric foot spa with disposable liners for each client. This ensures the foot bath is completely safe and sanitary for each client!

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Lastly, I wanted to share a quick list of some of the major aspects that make my nail salon unique. I strive to promote healthy and beautiful nails in a healthy and calm environment!

  • Private nail studio
  • Natural nail services
  • No harsh chemical and fumes
  • Relaxing spa-like environment
  • Appointment based
  • Organic and vegan polish options
  • More natural products
  • Complimentary bottled water and treats
  • Pipeless pedicure spa
  • Aromatherapy manicure and pedicure soaks
  • Essential oils
  • Organic sugar scrubs

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I’m so excited to see what the future holds for me and my nail business. I want to thank every one of my readers and local clients who have been so supportive! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nail Art and Vegan Polish!

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Today I wanted to share some nail art designs that I created this week. I’ve been really inspired to pump out new looks that you guys can easily recreate. I used a dotting tool for the first two looks, and a brush for the last design. I think my favorite part about these is the fact that they are all done with vegan/organic polish! SOPHi nail polish is my current favorite brand that provides 5-free and vegan polish choices. They’re expanding their color range all the time, and I’m excited to share the whole line with you guys soon. I have each shade linked if you’re interested in any of the colors. Let’s get into it!

Nude: Skinny Dip & Chips

Light Pink: Beach Cruiser

Dark Pink: #nofilter

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Nude: Skinny Dip & Chips

Grey: Eiffel of Love

Dark Purple: Incogni-Toe

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Dark Grey: Date Knight

Yellow: Sun Upon My Skin

Orange: Stoked to be Soaked

Brown: Foie Gras

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Which look is your favorite? Also, let me know if you’d like a tutorial for any of these. Thank you guys for stopping by! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Nails Of The Week!

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Today I wanted to share some of the nail work I’ve done in my salon over the past week. All of these manicures are on natural nails with gel polish or regular lacquer. Summer is my favorite season for nail art and fun polish shades. I’ve been having lots of fun with nail art on pedicures lately and my clients seem to be loving it also. Here’s a look at some of my favorites!

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Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Favorite Nail Supplies, Organizing | Vlog

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I’ve had tons of requests to show some of my favorite products that I use in my nail salon. So today I’m taking you all along with me while I organize my space and go through my manicure supplies. I hope you enjoy!

Thank you all so much for watching! I hope your day is awesome; love and light! :)

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy

Tips For Improving Your Salon Business

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Today I wanted to share some tactics that I personally use to ensure my nail business runs smoothly. As you may know, I’m the sole nail technician in my nail suite and I’m always looking for ways to improve my business and make it more successful. These tips would be helpful for anyone working in the beauty industry, so I hope you enjoy. Now let’s get started!

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Set up an online booking system for your clients. I’ve found this tactic to be extremely successful for my new business. I personally use Setmore for my salon booking page, and I’ve linked it to my Facebook. This allows me to create a “Book Now” button at the top of my Facebook where clients can book appointments themselves. I’ve gotten create feedback on how convenient and easy to use it is. I also enjoy that my clients can book an appointment 24/7 without having to wait on business hours to speak with me.

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Create salon policy and implement them for everyone! I cannot stress the importance of having “rules” or policies for your business. I didn’t have anything in place when I opened my salon, and I have issues very quickly. I’ve since learned that I needed policies for payments, tardiness, and no-shows. After having clients show up 10-15 minutes late to appointments I decided to share the new rules. If any client is 10 minutes late to 2 appointments, I will no longer book them in my salon. This may seem harsh at first, but as a nail technician or hair stylist your time is money. If you see that you have a problem with lateness or no-shows, it’s time to let that client go.

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Get all of your clients information about their service beforehand. I’ve ran into the problem of clients booking a pedicure and not telling me they have gel enhancements on. This poses a problem when I allot a 45 minute slot for them, but have to spend an extra 25 minutes on removal of old gel polish. To remedy the problem, I now have clients tell me what they have on their hands and feet at the time of booking. This allows me to adjust their time and price accordingly.

Thank you all so much for reading! I really hope these tips were helpful and gave you some inspiration for your own business or salon. If you have any of your own tips to add, please leave them in the comments below. I hope your day is awesome; love and light!

XX, Amy


Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com

YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy

Instagram: @polishedbyamy