When you need a mood boost or just a little "me time," few things top a trip to the nail salon. For me personally, just the hand massage is worth the cost. Having a go-to nail place or a tech who knows you and your preferences makes the experience even better. But there are things you might be doing to annoy your manicurist that you aren't even aware of, and if you value your relationship with them, you need to stop doing those things ASAP.
Good nail techs are there to help make your hands look and feel their best, and their best advertisement is a happy client who comes back often and recommends their salon to friends. Like any professional, they deserve respect for their time and services, and they appreciate customers who show it to them. When clients show up late or not at all, or walk in during a busy time and request an elaborate design, it doesn't exactly make a manicurist's day. But there are other, more unexpected habits or slip-ups that make it difficult for a nail tech to do their job, or for you to get the results you want. We've all done at least one of these at some point (so at least we're in good company).