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  1. girlie

    Insurance costs

    Yes,but before going through all that palarva,thought I'd put the feelers out on here! [emoji16]
  2. girlie

    Insurance costs

    I am self employed doing nails and some beauty and work from my external home salon. I have been insured with abt (full coverage) for around 5yrs and my renewal has just through for £73 and I'm wondering price wise how it compares to other insurers? Many thanks xx
  3. girlie

    Glitter & gels

    I always put another coat over glitters,foils etc,but not if just colour or painted designs and cure topcoat as per brands recommendations.
  4. girlie

    Glitter & gels

    I do as you do,using a separate top coat for glitters,so as not to contaminate my topcoat. I finish with a second coat of topcoat though,to give a smoother finish.
  5. girlie

    Cancelled treatments/appointments

    Hi Geeks, So today I had client in who booked for her nails and facials for her and her mum...value of booked treatments would be £79. Two days before appointment I text client an appointment reminder to which she replied "great we are looking forward to coming!" This morning client arrived...
  6. girlie

    Onycholysis and pseudomonas

    This is said nail...
  7. girlie

    Onycholysis and pseudomonas

    Hi Geeks, So one of my clients with long natural nails who has gel polish, recently stubbed a nail middle finger) this has caused Onycholysis down the sidewall and partly around cuticle area,it has also grown bacteria and is sore and a little hot...I have gently removed all product and length...
  8. girlie

    Lash lift help please!

    I already use a small sheild,but was only ever taught to apply solutions at root,will try applying a little higher too,makes sense as the sheild curves a little higher up! Thank you! Xx
  9. girlie

    Lash lift help please!

    Hello, I've got a client who I eventually talked into removing her badly applied lash extensions (done elsewhere) and she is now having me do her regular lash lifts. She has fairly short and sparse lashes,which are starting to improve,she is preferring a lash lift but has mentioned she'd prefer...
  10. girlie

    Lash lift shields

    What do you use to remove tint? I'm currently using a damp/wet cotton pad,worried now it might be causing problems!? XX
  11. girlie

    Salon System lash lift

    I always use the sachets as found the bottles went off pretty much after first use!
  12. girlie

    Gel wrinkling over acrylic

    When I apply gellux over acrylics,I rough the surface up a bit so not smooth,wipe with prep to remove any dust or oils,THEN I apply a coat of fast bond,before two thin coats of colour and top coat.....if I don't apply the fast bond,they peel off in hours!! [emoji16]
  13. girlie

    Desk light for gel polish manicure?

    I use an ikea lamp,looks like a white nail desk strip light,so perfect and only £15! Led bulbs only cure if the are UV led bulbs I believe! Mine doesn't cure!? Xx
  14. girlie

    What to say?

    Thanks all,sent her this...hope mostly correct!? Hi hun,glad your nails are good :) Just be careful buying cheap non professional products on eBay,as sadly in China and some other countries,they do not undergo the thorough industry safety testing as pro products we know and trust here...
  15. girlie

    What to say?

    Hi all,wonder if you might be able to help me with something?? I have been a mobile nail tech the last few years,but will be opening my home salon (garage conversion) in September and working school hours.Due to this I will be losing a few clients who are unable to come to me. Anyhow,a few...
  16. girlie

    What to charge? Advice please!

    Great,thank you! Xx Sent from my Hudl HT7S3 using SalonGeek mobile app
  17. girlie

    What to charge? Advice please!

    Hello, I currently charge from £20 for Gellux on natural nails & £25 for a full set of nsi acrylics.I have a Gellux client,who has broken two of her natural nails and wants me to apply acrylic to those two to give her an even length set for a wedding she is attending...what extra do you think I...
  18. girlie

    Acrylic yellowing

    Ahh polish it was then!! Didn't use primer over acrylic.Valuable lesson learnt! Thanks ladies xx Sent from my Hudl HT7S3 using SalonGeek mobile app
  19. girlie

    Acrylic yellowing

    Hi...all newly opened products,clear acrylic.On first set,I applied a pearly/iridescent (spell check!?) Coat of polish on top...is it possible if this was not completely removed,it could have caused the problem? Xx Sent from my Hudl HT7S3 using SalonGeek mobile app
  20. girlie

    Acrylic yellowing

    Hi all,I qualified in acrylics around 6yrs ago,but only really did a few sets of acrylics here and there after,before giving up work to start a family.Last year I returned to nails part time around family commitments and have solely been offering the Gellux service,which has been very successful...
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