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About Anna

Anna Lajourdie is a world-renowned nail technician, international educator, and competition winner. She has been featured and published in an array of magazines (Beauty Cosmedica, Nailpro, Scratch, and Nails Magazine---to name a few). In addition to working with her valued clients at Polished, Anna works closely with top industry distributors and travels to beauty shows in Singapore, Poland, Spain, Germany, the US, and Malaysia to host workshops and classes, and judge nail competitions.

10 reasons why gel polish chips.

By | 2017-11-08T03:59:10+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

PRO/technical version for the nail nerds. #1. Improper curing times. Check the instructions on how long each coat needs to be cured. If you over-cure the product- it might chip (too brittle). If you under-cure it- you might get peeling [...]

How I made $400/hr painting nails

By | 2017-08-19T23:21:31+00:00 July 29th, 2017|business|

I'd like to tell you this story to illustrate how sometimes what seems, is not really what is. It was 2010. At that point in my career I was an experienced nail tech, I had great clientele, I educated internationally, [...]

View our 2016 Health Inspection

By | 2017-05-22T18:03:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News, Polished|

At Polished, we don't just guarantee cleanliness, we can verify it! Please view our 2016 Health Inspection forms below. Click here to view our 2016 Health Inspection Page 1 Click here to view our 2016 Health Inspection Page 2   [...]

We are gonna have a bad time.

By | 2018-03-31T20:52:33+00:00 September 26th, 2016|natural nail care, services|

In the last couple of weeks I have noticed a little epidemic happening. Although I often explain- we, as nail techs can only work on healthy skin and nails, somehow, some people think that their situation is special. Sure, life [...]

View Our 2015 Health Inspection!

By | 2018-03-31T20:56:56+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|News, Polished|

At Polished, we don't just guarantee cleanliness, we can verify it! Please view our 2016 Health Inspection forms below. Click here to view Page 1 of our 2015 Health Inspection. Click here to view Page 2 of our 2015 Health [...]

“Dear Client, Please Stop Asking Us To Cut Your Cuticles”

By | 2017-08-19T23:21:31+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Polished|

Our friend Katrina Lassey (BeautyFX managing director, international educator, 2015 New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards' NZ Nail Technician of the Year, and all around awesome person) wrote a hilarious article recently about what clients commonly refer to as "cuticles." We share her [...]

All About Anna

By | 2017-08-19T23:21:31+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Polished|

My career started with a dare. In the early 90's, I complained to a friend about my nails and how unsatisfied I was with manicurists in general. She laughed and said, "Why don't you do them yourself, then?" I [...]

All About Gel Polish

By | 2017-08-19T23:21:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|Polished|

What is Shellac and why is there so much confusion around it? One thing that most clients don’t know is that Shellac is not a type of service but a name of product created by company named CND (Creative Nail [...]

Why We’re Different

By | 2017-08-19T23:21:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|Polished|

We take sanitation very seriously at Polished. In accordance with the requirements of Halton Public Health, all implements are washed with soap and water, and then placed in Accel CS20, a hospital-grade disinfectant and chemosterilant that utilizes accelerated hydrogen peroxide. [...]