I do remove others work as I have gained a few clients this way!
It takes ages but I charge £10, I debulk with my e file and a extra course bit, dunk them in super strength acetone -99% one - you can grab from savers its 79p! - I use a soak mani tub from ebay - you can store very warm water in...
I would ask them to ask the nail bar they go to, to show them their certificates and explain what products they are using. If they can - great! - If they cant.... just let your friends find out for themselves.
Hey - I ask after doing nails if they prefer oil or lotion - if they choose lotion I give a nice hand/arm massage.
Waxing I use a really lovely wax oil to soothe their skin.
Make up - a glass of fizz, choose their own playlist?
Hiya, I agree, I do find gel nails a bit bendy.... I do use the gel pot by the gel bottle. I also use biab from the gel bottle and also flubber by ink London, but only for small repairs when doing a gel polish manicure just to get that one broken nail in line with the others :)