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Gelish vs coloured acrylic? - 27-09-13, 09:22 AM

I've been doing nails (acrylic) although can do gel for 13 years ....I have over 500 colours.
Thinking of introducing gelish but concerned that I will end up doing acrylic extensions then gelish over .. Therefor ending up doing 2 treatments and don't think clients would pay much extra ...
Has anyone else considered introducing gelish whilst having coloured acrylics?? And if so what issues did you encounter?
Do you think I would be targeting new clientele as can't see my acrylic ladies going with out acrylic ?? And don't want to end up doing 2 treatments and have to charge a minimal fee xx
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27-09-13, 09:55 AM

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27-09-13, 10:01 AM

I do enhancements and often do shellac or Gelish over I just add 10 to the enhancement price, never had any worries.

People arnt going to normally have coloured acrylic if having Gelish over, I do colours and 3d art and I've only ever done clear then, shellazc or Gelish.
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27-09-13, 10:09 AM

Just get the feeling people wouldn't pay as we have so many coloured acrylics!!!! Just love the idea of it but not sure if worth the investment xx
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27-09-13, 10:26 AM

For many years, liquid and powder/gel enhancements or traditional polish were pretty much your only options if you wanted to have your nails done.

Clients won't pay for coloured acrylics and then gelish on top, but now there are so many more options and a LOT of clients really want the perfect long-wear manicure without the commitment of having to wear enhancements. It is obviously your call, but it was fantastic for my business.
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27-09-13, 10:42 AM

It may being you more clients! Not everyone wants acrylics Adding Gelish to my treatment list was the best thing I ever did. They are so much more popular than acrylics in my salon now. Quicker for us too!
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27-09-13, 11:27 AM

Gelish bought my a whole load of new clients which is always a good thing. I have only done a couple on natural nails but I always do them over extensions. It does take me 2 hours for l&p and gelish but the clients pay for it. I only charge 5 extra for gelish or shellac over the top but it means every infill they can change there colour. It also takes me 90 mins to do an infill and re-gelish, I'm not the quickest but it's all the filing. I have a collection of 50 ish acrylic colours & glitters but I never use them only for glitter tips which for my customers went out with the ark. Xxx
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27-09-13, 01:02 PM

Thanks ladies .... Think it's time to invest xxx
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27-09-13, 02:25 PM

You won't regret it, you'll probably find some client graduate over to natural nails and also pull in new clients
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27-09-13, 06:10 PM

Thanks again......going to give it a whirl xxxx
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27-09-13, 08:40 PM

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Thanks again......going to give it a whirl xxxx
Let me know how you get on . In my area whoever I ask they want colour acrylic not polish on top of acrylic enhancements .dont know why . I tried to explain its easy to change colour but no one wants it . And customer are not happy to pay extra for gelish on top of enhancements x
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27-09-13, 08:58 PM

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27-09-13, 09:02 PM

I think I may have to target new clients .... Think it's gonna be a risk to be honest xx
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27-09-13, 09:15 PM

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I think I may have to target new clients .... Think it's gonna be a risk to be honest xx
I think it will do amazing for you! Most of my clients are gelish ❤ and I charge half price over enhancements people love the zero dry time ❤ I just love working with acrylic but I think they will just sit in my box trust me you won't have that problem with gelish Hun x
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27-09-13, 10:30 PM

More than half my customer base are gelish clients! I think it's amazing, and I don't know what I'd do without it now! The customers you have that have acrylic enhancements will probably never change from what they are used to and like, but that doesn't mean you can't have a completely different client base for gelish, I always offer a gelish upgrade to anyone booked in for a normal mani, once they have had it they never go back! It's a very profitable service! Hope it works for you
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