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Gel polish ruined my nails, really? - 14-10-12, 02:53 AM

Just had a person tell me gel polish ruined her nails. She didn't know that I did nails. I asked her how they were removed. "Oh, they used a drill" ! It makes me sad someone thinks its the fault of the product. I did my best to inform her one is never to use an e-file to remove gel polish. But I doubt she will give it another go.
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14-10-12, 03:37 AM

Yikes!! There are too many unqualified people pretending to be nail techs!! Ugh.
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14-10-12, 04:14 AM

What dismays me is that in my state you need to have 500 hours with an accredited school to obtain a license to do nails.
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14-10-12, 04:28 AM

Oohh dear...that is painful
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14-10-12, 09:52 AM

I had someone say much the same thing about Shellac at a child's party yesterday, so as she is a parent at the school, I have offered to do her a free set over a cuppa to prove that it is the technician not the product that caused her problem! Not that I have anything to prove, but hey go good networking with other parents is always a plus!!
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14-10-12, 10:01 AM

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I had someone say much the same thing about Shellac at a child's party yesterday, so as she is a parent at the school, I have offered to do her a free set over a cuppa to prove that it is the technician not the product that caused her problem! Not that I have anything to prove, but hey go good networking with other parents is always a plus!!

We all have something to prove and the opportunity to prove it on many occasions during the day, because like it or not, the public perception of the women (and men) in our profession sucks.

We are perceived by most not to be professionals at all, but to be a bunch of cowboys that make money from ruining other people's nails, and this is not unjustified because, largely there is an abundance of 'messers' and cowboys doing just that very thing. I for one resent it.
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14-10-12, 11:01 AM

I have had loads of people saying to me shellac ruins their nails. I know it's because of the removal. I can't wait to educate my clients once I've done my course. It is actually far better for their nails than what I'm using just now but they think what I'm using is better! But it's because of the service they are getting from other therapists. It's shocking!
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14-10-12, 03:00 PM

I resent the low standards the general public are accepting in discount salons. They think its the norm for nail services. I can spot discount nails across the room. I manage a restaurant in the wealthiest city in my state , Scottsdale Arizona. I do nails part time because I love it. I do see quality work on some. But I see women daily that have new boobs, new lips and taut faces and discount nails!!!!
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14-10-12, 07:18 PM

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I have had loads of people saying to me shellac ruins their nails. I know it's because of the removal. I can't wait to educate my clients once I've done my course. It is actually far better for their nails than what I'm using just now but they think what I'm using is better! But it's because of the service they are getting from other therapists. It's shocking!
I can honestly say that I have never had one single solitary person come to me and say Shellac ruined their nails ...
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14-10-12, 07:27 PM

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I can honestly say that I have never had one single solitary person come to me and say Shellac ruined their nails ...
I haven't had that yet but I constantly hear "oh it doesn't suit my nails it only stated on a couple of days" & I think, it can't be all down to incompatible nails, I hear it all the time. It must be improper application/fake products and/or hyped up expectation! Xx
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14-10-12, 07:27 PM

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I can honestly say that I have never had one single solitary person come to me and say Shellac ruined their nails ...
I have!

But when I quiz them about it, I realise that it's not Shellac that they are talking about at all - it's always another brand and the word 'Shellac' is used by so many salons as a general term for gel polish. This drives me mad, as CND Shellac is a Power Polish and not a gel polish. It doesn't require any buffing of the surface of the nails, or any primer and removes from the nail in less than 10 minutes flat with absolutely no damage to the natural nail.

I have been wearing CND Shellac for two and a half years, with no break at all and my nails have never looked so good.

This is why it's so important, that all CND Shellac service providers sign up for the CND Shellac Certification programme, so your clients will know that you have the CND seal of approval.
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14-10-12, 07:41 PM

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I have!

But when I quiz them about it, I realise that it's not Shellac that they are talking about at all - it's always another brand and the word 'Shellac' is used by so many salons as a general term for gel polish. This drives me mad, as CND Shellac is a Power Polish and not a gel polish. It doesn't require any buffing of the surface of the nails, or any primer and removes from the nail in less than 10 minutes flat with absolutely no damage to the natural nail.

I have been wearing CND Shellac for two and a half years, with no break at all and my nails have never looked so good.

This is why it's so important, that all CND Shellac service providers sign up for the CND Shellac Certification programme, so your clients will know that you have the CND seal of approval.
I have too, just this morning. A friend of a friend complimented my nails at brunch and asked me what it was. When I said Shellac, she scrunched up her face and said, "Ew, gel. That stuff ruins your nails." I explained to her what Shellac actually was and showed her a set of pictures I carry on my phone, which are of my nails: first with the 14day wear (showing growth), then with the wraps on, then before using the orangewood stick, then after using it, then after the final wipe off and then with solar oil. That usually convinces them.
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14-10-12, 07:52 PM

It's funny - my nails used to be thin and bendy and very flaky and now they look great, thanks to Shellac.

They have actually improved and I'm really proud of them now and constantly have to file them down, as they grow like mad. My nails were so soft before and used to wear down so much, that I felt they never grew and they were always short, so I had to wear enhancements.

Now I'm enhancement free and loving my beautiful natural nails. Yaaaay!!!

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14-10-12, 07:56 PM

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It's funny - my nails used to be thin and bendy and very flaky and now they look great, thanks to Shellac.

They have actually improved and I'm really proud of them now and constantly have to file them down, as they grow like mad. My nails were so soft before and used to wear down so much, that I felt they never grew and they were always short, so I had to wear enhancements.

Now I'm enhancement free and loving my beautiful natural nails. Yaaaay!!!

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Same story for me. Three years with Shellac and I'll never look back.
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14-10-12, 07:59 PM

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Same story for me. Three years with Shellac and I'll never look back.
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