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09-11-08, 11:36 PM

I would offer them as a service because I am the one getting paid, They are the ones wearing them. If they leave the salon loving them, mission accomplished. I worked in a clothing store selling f@*k ugly clothes that I never would be seen in, however if people want to buy, they will buy. I'm not saying they are my preferance because they are absolutely not. They are preferances of clientele to which I offer services to. This isn't a "Come get your nails done but, only get what I want you to get" salon. Women have come in requesting ghastly nail art to be serviced (although you try to consult them in a similar but tasteful choice) they want what they want. I have gone into a tattoo parlor and some artists want to put on you what thier vision of what you want is, and that is frustrating. Although nails aren't permanant like tattoos, if I wanted ugly ass flare tip nails and was paying for them, I would be discouraged to be turned away when there is someone who is capable of doing them declines because "they just didn't want to" or because it isn't thier personal taste.
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09-11-08, 11:41 PM

giddy goodness dont let the trend come over here no no no
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09-11-08, 11:49 PM

I would not put my name to those nails, they arn't right! They are not flattering and I would feel embarrassed if anyone knew they were done by me.

It's a fair comment though about being paid to do what the client wants & if your happy to that then that's your business, nobody should criticise you for that, it's just that they arn't pretty!

These nails always cause a stir! (maybe cause they look a bit like spoons!).
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10-11-08, 03:21 AM

"These nails always cause a stir! (maybe cause they look a bit like spoons!)"

LAWL!! Bustin a gut here!! I have noticed that in any forum these do create a "stir". As I also said they remind me of coke shovels (pimps that kept their pinky nails long so they can shovel powdered drugs of choice up thier noses) But, I am going to offer them as a service after a few attempts. If I am able, then I am willing to my clients. If people want to look at them like ..... even though I did them, I will have the same expression.
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10-11-08, 03:54 AM

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Having just spent the week with the some top professionals from the US I can tell you that this shape is not now and never has been what you would call popular and is not spreading like wildfire across the USA. There are pockets where it has some appeal and amongst certain groups but universally popular?? PU-LEESE!!

When nail technicians start thinking this kind of thing is attractive?... they will need their heads examining.
Aaw, But Gigi, I was about to post how much I just lurve these sorts of nails !
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10-11-08, 07:34 AM

Show us your artistic Flair

There are also some examples on this thread,my opinion on them isn't needed hth's
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10-11-08, 07:58 AM

I'm no fan of flare nails, but in all honesty, with economics how they are, I wouldn't refuse to do them. If I was going to do flare nails this is what I would be aiming for.
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10-11-08, 08:05 AM

A lot of people added their comments in this thread
Ugly duck nails
I haven't seen anyone wearing them in the UK so far.
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10-11-08, 08:25 AM

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I would offer them as a service because I am the one getting paid, They are the ones wearing them. If they leave the salon loving them, mission accomplished. I worked in a clothing store selling f@*k ugly clothes that I never would be seen in, however if people want to buy, they will buy. I'm not saying they are my preferance because they are absolutely not. They are preferances of clientele to which I offer services to. This isn't a "Come get your nails done but, only get what I want you to get" salon. Women have come in requesting ghastly nail art to be serviced (although you try to consult them in a similar but tasteful choice) they want what they want. I have gone into a tattoo parlor and some artists want to put on you what thier vision of what you want is, and that is frustrating. Although nails aren't permanant like tattoos, if I wanted ugly ass flare tip nails and was paying for them, I would be discouraged to be turned away when there is someone who is capable of doing them declines because "they just didn't want to" or because it isn't thier personal taste.
I hear you and you are absolutely right!! It would go against the grain of my personal taste but if I was getting asked for them I would do them for sure ... I wouldn't want anyone to KNOW I was doing them ... but I would do them!! But I don't have to LIKE them!

I think these nails shout BIG ASS Attitude ... AGGRESSIVE attitude ... LOOK at me attitude ... DON't MESS with me attitude ... I'm BIG and lovin it attitude ... YOU don't like it, you know what you can do about it attitude ... IN YOUR Face ... etc. and I think it is those kind of women with cojones who would ask for them ... not LADIES .

Not to mention that if that type of person asked me to do these nails I would be scared to say NO to 'em!!
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10-11-08, 02:19 PM

While I'm not a fan of the duck bill, the lip stick or the stiletto, there are some very nice examples of them out there, and I enjoy seeing them. BUT I would never presume the nature of the wearer's personality, or size of their cojones just because they choose to be different. I'm pretty sure that women of all sizes and types have worn them.

I'm also wondering about the definition of 'Lady' here, I thought it pertained to the way a woman acted, not the type of nails she wears. Granted clothes/nails can make a difference but I believe we've all been taught not to judge a book by it's cover.

Over here in states, we tend to be a bit more 'showy', I guess, and since the pink and white nail has been the thing for the last 20+ years, I'm finding people are ready for something different, less safe and 'ladylike'. The demand for color, glitter, embellishments, and glitter is what's selling here, and in our depressed economy, whatever it takes to get the client to part with their money is what I'm going to do.
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10-11-08, 03:30 PM

They are all the rage on Wall Street and you know where Wall Street is taking the world ........

Is that a flushing sound I hear ?

If the flare girls told you to stick your head in the oven ......... would you?
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10-11-08, 04:17 PM

Well said Gigi and nailadee55.... And Nailzoo, I'm not putting stock into these nails now am I? I'd just be getting paid, and I don't have to claim my tip.
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10-11-08, 04:19 PM

SORRY! Here is the Original pictures I sent..... NOT DONE BY ME DONE BY JAMIE...MYSPACE.COM/NAILSBYJAMIE
















Also....I wanted to add that this thread was about How she could not find pictures of FLARED nails and I'm letting her (everyone) View them with out my comments....
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10-11-08, 06:31 PM

The key problem with this shape (apart from it is design-wise mega unflattering) is that it exaggerates the look that beginners naturally get before they develop their application and finishing skills.

I am not saying that the people doing them cannot create beautiful nails, I am merely pointing out that this design exemplifies the look that beginners get naturally.

I suppose this would be like scissor marks coming into fashion. A scissor mark is a 'line' in a haircut made when sections of hair are not properly cut and blended together. It is usually left more frequently by beginner hairdressers and usually seen in scissor over comb cuts. They are usually a tell tale sign of a bad haircut like flares are usually a sign of a bad nail job. There may be some people that like them, there may be some great hairdressers that will do them as a design, but more frequently than not, they are simply seen as a bad hair cut.
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10-11-08, 06:40 PM

OK, after having seen the pix, I've got to say I likethe artwork, I especially like the first three, but now that last one, it's over the top with the shape, that very DRAMATIC shape is not what's being sold most of the time over here by the ones who choose to sell it. I believe there was one tech that posted some like that and we all pretty much decided they resemble horse teeth.

Luckily, in nails as well as Wall Street, not all of us follow ALL the trends.
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