We've all left the nail salon being less than thrilled with the results -- poor color payoff, smudged polish, chipped edges -- but one woman's nail art fail is perhaps the most cringeworthy we've seen.
MammaMia first reported on a Facebook post from Angela Blemmings, which highlights her niece's tragically botched manicure. When Emma Jones asked for "round nails," a common style, the technician apparently took the request literally.
The post has since been deleted, but Blemming's viral photo showed Jones's acrylic nails covering her entire fingertip -- cuticles and all. "This is what happened to my client when she went into a different local nail bar without doing her research," Blemming's wrote. "I couldn't believe my eyes so I had to get a picture." The post, which served as a warning, was shared over 10,000 times.
Presumably, when Jones asked for a round shape, she meant she wanted the nails filed into rounded tips. Somehow, the nail technician misconstrued that to mean something she had never seen before. So how did it go unnoticed? Jones explained to MamaMia that she was distracted during her manicure and didn't realize what the technician was doing until it was too late.
"I was completely distracted at the salon because we were talking about my experiences in Turkey, as I have just come back from a holiday," she said. "So I headed out the salon and got in my car and thought what on earth has he done! I was mortified."
While the photos of this nail art fail are admittedly amusing, if Jones hadn't gotten her nails fixed as fast as she did, she could have easily gotten an infection. The cuticles are crucial in protecting nails from bacteria, and as you can see from her red and swollen fingertips, the area is incredibly delicate. By covering the cuticle with an acrylics, the cuticles could have become dry, damaged, and infected. Besides, acrylics always pose the risk of fungal infection, so it's also important to research any nail salon you plan to visit.
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