I absolutely love Russian mani and pedi , my clients love combi, I personally prefer full Russian . With good qualified tech it’s harmless. Once had it done on vocational in Moscow , and nail techs are top there , they actually on top with all beauty industry . Just need to make sure nail tech is qualified in that type of service
All right, everyone's got an opinion on everything, so my 5 cents.
Beauty and fashion standards change across time, but there will always be people who love some particular style. You may hate it or love it, but a professional Russian manicure looks very nice, with nails rarely "about to fall off" as well as no damage to the client's cuticles (to be fair, this technique is riskier and depending on safety standards and attitude may not be liked by everyone at first sight!). I can share a link to an Instagram profile with many nice examples so that all haters and lovers could make their judgement. You can PM me if you wish.
Whilst the aesthetic of this method is unimportant to myself, it is something that clients ask for repeatedly, even after educating them that it is a risk I am unwilling to take due to inexperience and lack of training in this type of dry manicure.
I will continue to read up on it from trusted sources and remain open minded, but my decision will be based on the health of a client foremost.