With my 8 years of stay here in the US, I have never been to any nail salon here. I don't even go to a hair salon anymore after the very experience I had when I arrive here. I just cut my own hair and clean and paint my own nails. I am not comfortable having other people work on my not-so-attractive feet lol.
I don't do a really good job in painting my nails but it is good enough to have my nails pampered a little bit sometimes. See my big knuckles? Hahaha that's part of my being as I grow up planting rice before. I had fun memories of it though so I have never regret it. I learned so many things that many people have never experienced.