View Full Version : Acrylics "pinging off" a 16 year old
17-07-12, 03:53 PM
I did a set of acrylic nails for a girl's prom on the 6th July. She said last weekend that a few days after they started to "ping" off so she had to take the others off. She said she expected them to last longer, about 2 weeks.
I've been doing nails since last Sept and have not had this problem before.
I feel terrible and wonder if anyone else has had the same problem?
I asked her what she was doing that weekend and she was a bit vague.
I'm wondering if she was a bit heavy handed with them and just wants a new set for this weekend????
17-07-12, 04:23 PM
maybe a little to long for her ?? Or maybe if lifted she picked them ?
17-07-12, 05:13 PM
Dont worry too much. I know we shouldnt stereotype, but it amazes me how many 16 year olds have nails that ping off!! It seems to be a phenomenon!! You already said that you dont have this problem with your other clients, and provided you are confident that you did everything the way you should I dont think you should worry. 16 year olds tend not to look after their nails, and its likely that once she had worn them for her prom she didnt feel the need to look after them any more and started picking at them. If she genuinely had a problem with them she should have come to see you rather than picking the rest off. I actually think that the fact she was quite happy to pick the rest off gives you an indication of how well she looks after her nails.
Advise her that she should have come to see you with the rest of the nails still on so that you could have sorted the problem out for her, and that there's nothing you can do now that she has picked the rest off which is contrary to the after care advice she was given.
Hey girl, she probably had a few lifts and lifted and chewed. If she was vauge maybe she got hammeref on the weekend or something and recked them. If it makes you feel better do the new set. Tell her if it happeneds again to call the first time onr "pings" off then you can see whats really going on :p
17-07-12, 08:18 PM
Definitely agree! Don't feel down heartened about it, if it's not happening to your other clients there's no need to lose confidence in your abilities!
I did my boyfriend's sister's nails (she's 15) And within 2 days 3 had miraculously come off, I told her it's because she was too heavy on her hands (she works in a cafe and is often made to wash up for 2 hours straight) and she didn't like that one bit. Now her boyfriend has her booked into a 'proper' salon to get them done 'properly'. I expect a text when the same thing happens again!
Sorry about that, had to have a little whine!
If they started to lift she would have probably picked them off, or wanted a length longer than she could handle. Do whatever you feel is right about resolving this issue for goodwill with this client, but after that I'd explain that if she doesn't follow the aftercare there's not much that can be done about the breakages and that she will have to pay to get them fixed or have a shorter length, shape etc..
17-07-12, 09:12 PM
I really wouldn't let it upset you. When I was training the only person I practised on was my 15 year old daughter and by about day 3 her enhancements had disappeared?!! She admits to picking a bit (yeah right, a lot I think!)
I thought I was just useless until I did my own and other peoples and they were still pretty perfect looking after 2 weeks!!
I think a lot of teens are pickers and don't follow aftercare at all!!