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Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

1614 East 53rd Street, Ste 19, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

5.0 Great

(63)

Dip Acrylic

1h 30min - 1h 45min

$50

Princess or Prince Pedicure (for children 12 and under)

30min

$30

Repair & Gel Polish

35min

$25

Acrylic soak off/removal

1h

$50

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Sleek Beauty Studio

Sleek Beauty Studio

5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

5.0 Great

(579)

Acrylic overlay over natural nail

1h 30min

$35

Acrylic ombré full set no polish

2h 30min

$55

Brow shaping

30min

$18

Mega Volume Set

3h 30min

$175

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Cynergy Nail Spa

Cynergy Nail Spa

1308 West 52nd Street, Chicago Back of the Yards, 60609, Illinois

5.0 Great

(62)

Med/Long Acrylic Fill-In

1h 30min

$60

Princess No Chip Pedicure

35min

$25

Spa Pedicure

1h 20min

$50

Princess No Chip Manicure

35min

$20

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Butterflynailz29

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

5.0 Great

(80)

Luminary nail systems overlay. No design

1h 20min

$50

Acrygel nails full set+ no chip color. No design

1h 45min

$65

Acrylic overlay+ no chip color. Color acrylic overlay. No design

1h 30min

$50

Acrylic fill in+ no chip color. No design

1h 30min

$45

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Lee nails

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

4.8 Great

(12)

Small length tips

5min

$5

Extra Design

1h

$20

Gel x fill in

1h

$50

Valentino powder overlay

1h

$55

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Shear Luxe Beauty Bar
Women only

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

6704 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago Montclare, 60634, Illinois

5.0 Great

(27)

Acrylic Overlay

1h

$30

Acrylic full set

1h

From $25

Extension pull up

1h 45min

From $100

Nail repair

1h

$5

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Skyla Beauty

Skyla Beauty

5701 West Irving Park Road, Suite 2, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

5.0 Great

(20)

Acrylic overlay

1h 30min

$35

Acrylic fill short

1h

$30

Acrylic nails

1h 30min

$40

Art 101 course

4h

$150

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Deidra’s Forty40 Nails

Deidra’s Forty40 Nails

1614 East 53rd Street, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

Acrylic fill In

1h

$45

Acrylic fullset

1h 45min

$60

Acrylic overlay

1h 30min

$45

Removal/Gel Pedicure

1h

$65

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Dae Dae Nails

Dae Dae Nails

2 East 107th Street, Chicago Roseland, 60628, Illinois

Acrylic Set

1h 15min

$45

Color Acrylic Overlay

1h

$40

Acrylic

1h

$26

Color Acrylic

1h 15min

$45

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Top Reviews

4.94

Average of 668 reviews of 6 venues.

Cynthia M.

Cynthia M.

Jun 04, 2022

Maria works hard to give me the color and style that I ask for! The results are always beautiful, I am always excited for the next visit!

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

6704 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago Montclare, 60634, Illinois

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar
Brenda G.

Brenda G.

Apr 13, 2021

Jenny is the best nail technician in all Chicago hands down

Sleek Beauty Studio

5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Sleek Beauty Studio
Ana M.

Ana M.

Apr 22, 2022

I love coming to get my Nails done.. Lina is great n friendly..

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

Lee nails
Linda D.

Linda D.

Jul 22, 2021

I highly recommend the services of Nails by Mechelei. Michelle's nail work is excellent! She's very professional, quite meticulous, pleasant and thoughtful. But wait there's more.... will go the extra mile for her customers. You couldn't ask for more from a nail salon experience!!!!

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

1614 East 53rd Street, Ste 19, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)
Adriana G.

Adriana G.

Jun 23, 2022

The best in Chicago!

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Butterflynailz29
Chyna L.

Chyna L.

Jun 05, 2020

Michelle was very kind & professional. She’s new to the Acrylic game so expect longer service times when booking this vs her natural nail services. Overall pleasant experience.

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

1614 East 53rd Street, Ste 19, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)
Jasmin B.

Jasmin B.

May 07, 2022

Awesome! She can even work with Nails Girl!! 😄 Thank You!

Sleek Beauty Studio

5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Sleek Beauty Studio
Ana M.

Ana M.

Apr 08, 2022

Love that I can come early n get pedicure... N Lina always makes my nails looking beautiful...

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

Lee nails
Tricia A.

Tricia A.

Feb 24, 2022

Jennifer is the absolute best! She definitely knows how to do nails well. She can file perfectly. Such a great nail tech artist.

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Butterflynailz29
Nina R.

Nina R.

Feb 04, 2022

In love with my nails!! Jennifer is the best Gracias!

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Butterflynailz29
Adriana S.

Adriana S.

Nov 04, 2021

If I could give them 10 stars, I would!! The entire staff is sweet, kind and talented! Mary is a sweetheart, an amazing business woman! She offers so many services. You can't go wrong! The star there, in my opinion is Jeniffer! Talk about talented!! I've been going to her for 3 years and I have never walked out disappointed! The compliments I've gotten my nails done by her are insane!!!

Sleek Beauty Studio

5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Sleek Beauty Studio
Debbie Y.

Debbie Y.

Jul 07, 2022

Excellent service and attention to detail.

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

1614 East 53rd Street, Ste 19, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)
Mimi S.

Mimi S.

Mar 19, 2022

My daughters and I went in for a spa day. The staff at Lee nails is friendly and professional. I had my pedi and full set done by Tatiana. I showed her a picture of what I wanted and I got exactly what I asked for. I love it here!

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

Lee nails
Debbie R.

Debbie R.

May 05, 2022

Michelle and Anna were both great!

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

Lee nails
Nina R.

Nina R.

Jan 05, 2022

Love my nails! Jennifer did amazing

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Butterflynailz29
michelle t.

michelle t.

Sep 28, 2021

Ombre no chip and brow lamination all in one visit. I was extremely satisfied with both. Mary is the only one I trust with my eyebrows. I've done regular waxing and microblading with her, but this was first time doing brow lamination and I loved it. This was my first time doing my nails with Jennifer and she did an amazing job.

Sleek Beauty Studio

5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Sleek Beauty Studio
Jovanna M.

Jovanna M.

Sep 07, 2021

Jennifer is so nice and she’s very friendly. Her work is amazing. I love my nails..

Sleek Beauty Studio

5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Sleek Beauty Studio
Mimi S.

Mimi S.

Apr 16, 2022

They always do such an amazing job.

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

Lee nails
Adriana G.

Adriana G.

May 19, 2022

Always perfect and extremely happy with every fill in/ set.

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Butterflynailz29
Larry C.

Larry C.

Mar 18, 2022

Outstanding service and Mimi was great and I highly recommend her.

Lee nails

4700 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Old Irving Park, 60641, Illinois

Lee nails
Jessica M.

Jessica M.

Apr 19, 2022

Jennifer always does a great job!

Butterflynailz29

Sleek Beauty Studio, EE. UU., 5701 West Irving Park Road, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Butterflynailz29
Metztly C.

Metztly C.

Jul 06, 2022

Skyla Beauty

5701 West Irving Park Road, Suite 2, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Skyla Beauty
Madalyn D.

Madalyn D.

Jun 17, 2022

Skyla Beauty

5701 West Irving Park Road, Suite 2, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Skyla Beauty
Maribel C.

Maribel C.

May 14, 2022

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

6704 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago Montclare, 60634, Illinois

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

RP

Roxana P.

Jul 08, 2022

Skyla Beauty

5701 West Irving Park Road, Suite 2, Chicago Portage Park, 60634, Illinois

Skyla Beauty

MT

Madeline T.

Dec 18, 2021

Maria was amazing! She was so sweet and professional! She sat down and had a consultation with me and made sure all my needs were met. I was not disappointed and left with the prettiest hair color and nails. I would highly recommend her!

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

6704 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago Montclare, 60634, Illinois

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

GR

Guadalupe R.

Jan 09, 2021

Maria is amazing. I love the way my nails look. I also had my hair shampoo and styled 💖. I left feeling gorgeous. Thank you!

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

6704 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago Montclare, 60634, Illinois

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

WM

Willa M.

Apr 08, 2022

Efiicient service and Awesome nails !

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

1614 East 53rd Street, Ste 19, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

GR

Guadalupe R.

Dec 12, 2020

Thank you so much. The place is beautiful and we loved our nails. Cant wait to do my hair next

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

6704 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago Montclare, 60634, Illinois

Shear Luxe Beauty Bar

DY

Debbie Y.

May 26, 2022

Relaxing high quality pedicure. Highly recommend.

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

1614 East 53rd Street, Ste 19, Chicago East Hyde Park, 60615, Illinois

Nails by Mechelei LLC (Hyde Park @ Sola Salon)

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For knockout nails, it’s got to be acrylics. They can give you the length and shape you've always dreamt of.

Choose to paint them dramatic colours for maximum impact, or ask your nail technician to make them look natural. Acrylic nails are super strong and hard wearing, so they should last for 2 to 3 weeks. They won't crack and splinter as natural nails might, so they're a great option if your nails are prone to weakness. Acrylic nails take around 1 hour 15 minutes in Chicago, and cost between $25 and $70.

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Acrylic Nails FAQs

Acrylic nails generally cost less than than gels.

Acrylic nails may contract and tighten after application and this can cause discomfort; however it shouldn’t last longer than 24hrs. If you’re experiencing pain after that, it could be a sign of damage or infection, particularly if your nails were filed down too low or your cuticles were pushed back too far pre-application. To avoid infection, damage and discomfort, we always recommend having your acrylic nails applied, filled, and removed by an experienced nail technician.

No, leave it to the nail technician - they will trim your nails to the optimum length and shape for you.

They don’t. Human nails grow at around 3mm (1/8”) every month whether you wear artificial nails or not. Acrylic nails don’t make your natural nails grow faster, but because of their length, they can give the impression that your own nails have grown more quickly.

Acrylic nails, like gels, are artificial - which ones you consider better is really down to personal preference.

Gels give a more natural, glossier finish than acrylics, but acrylics tend to be stronger. Gel nails cure under a UV lamp; acrylics start curing as soon as they’re exposed to air. They can both be used to lengthen nails. Gels last for 2 weeks and should then be removed; Acrylic nails last 6-8 weeks, but will need fills after 2-3 weeks to hide regrowth. Both can damage your natural nails, so it’s always best to seek out an experienced nail technician who can do the application, filling and removal for you.

Quite a lot - we’ve listed the main points below:

Nail strength - if you’ve got weak or brittle nails, wait to get them in optimal health before you get acrylics. You can boost your nail health by moisturising them daily with a natural nail strengthening oil, like jojoba.

Shape - decide on your shape and length pre-application. If it’s your first time, don’t plump for super-long nails; begin short so you can get used to the weight and feel.

Prep - perfect nail prep helps prevent discomfort, lifting, and breakage. Your nails must be filed (but not overly) and sanitised before application.

Infections - prevent infections by ensuring that the acrylic manicure instruments used are properly sterilised first and that your nails are applied and removed by an experienced acrylic nail technician.

Fills - you’ll need fills to touch-up regrowth every 2-3 weeks. It’s advisable to only have one set of fills before removing the whole set of acrylic nails.

Popping-off - acrylic nails can pop off if they hit hard surfaces and if you tap your hands repeatedly (e.g. if you do a lot of typing). They can also pop off if your nail wasn’t properly prepped.

Time - application and removal of acrylics take around an hour each. Make sure you book a professional to minimise damage.

Costs - prices vary, but as a rule of thumb, the more colours and greater intricacy of design you go for, the higher the cost.

Acrylic nails can damage your natural nails, so it’s always best to minimise any damage by seeking out an experienced nail technician to apply, fill, and remove them for you.

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