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    Hello :o) I think I'm back??

    :eek: Hi all, Just wanted to come and say hello AGAIN! Brief history: I did my manicure, nail enhancement & nail art VCTC (or is it VTCT?) in 2002 at college (night school). Thought (at the time) it was fabulous and went mobile, creating nail exensions to anyone who'd av 'em! After a...
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    vtct v's creative

    I did a VTCT course at college 12 months ago and i gotta say i feel completely lost in the world of nail techs. The course teaches you the very bascis of acrylic and gel application and then the rest is up to you. (We didn't do anything on sculptured nails!) As i am VERY determined person i am...
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    The worst Celeb nails

    All i need to say is DEIDRE BARLOW in coronation street......my god they're awful!
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    Best business builder

    I find the best source of advertising is wearing the nails myself with nail art, also word of mouth. As for freebies....lets just say sometimes i feel like tattooing MUG on mi forehead! :oops: HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY GLORIA :flower:
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    advice needed please

    The salon owner really doesn't know anything about the business...he is a property developer! Anyways i have decided that i'm not going to take up the position... I shall keep doing mobile nails and get more training (sculpting etc) i also need to find a a systme that i am 100% happy with using...
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    Learning to sculpt??

    thanx for the advice.....the ceative sounds best and the number you gave me peppercorns is just down the road! Thankyou again i shall be ringing and keeping you up-to-date :D
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    Sidewalls (split from green nail topic)

    He he.....your nails look great, as for side walls and under arches i'm gonna concentrate on keeping the nails on! Reading Mrs Geeks competition constructive critisism....I didnt realise just what went on at these comps (don't think i'll enter them for at least 20 years in the business) :oops:
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    new nail art

    Hiya Christie, i just wanna say how fab your artwork is! I have copied (hope you dont mind) the hibiscus flowers from your "fantastic" tutorial.......they didn't look like hibiscus flowers when i'd finished with them...he he. I shall keep trying. I think i would have more inspiration if i...
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    Anyone used Nail Solutions?

    Has anybody used the Nail Solutions L&P? Or the quitissence (soz spelling!) Can anyone give their opinions on this product please :D
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    Learning to sculpt??

    Can anyone give me any info on where i can learn to sculpt? I live in the manchester area. I would laso like to do a class on P&W's. The course i did was a VTCT (or was is VCTC, TVTC??) LOL and unfortunatley it only taught me the basics of liquid/powder, gel & fibreglass. The rest was practise...
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    advice needed please

    Thanks Fiona, It sounds ok....I know the manicure products he is going to use is Jessica (i know they are great) So hopefully the Acrylic & Gel will be of similar standard. I'm not sure though i am happy with £15 a set.....I can get £25 (less stock used) as a mobile tech although the clients are...
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    advice needed please

    i beleive the best way to advertise is to keep my own nails nice. Today i went to the local sunbed shop and was offered a job. The fella asked me who had done my nails (how nice it was to get praised) Anyway...he and his friend have just bought the shop and know nothing about the beauty...
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    what brand do I change to?

    thankyou for all your replies.....i shall be giving the trial size stuff a whirl!!!
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    what brand do I change to?

    At the moment I use acrylic "the edge" by alida, this is what i trained with at college! I am looking to change brands but dont know where to start! Each website i look on claims their brand is the best. Here is what i am looking for........ * A similar setting time to what i am using *...
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    Nail Art Brushes

    I like the v-rush pens, they cost about £15 for 3 (short, medium & long length)....i do nearly all my artwork with these three brushes! I clena them just with water and put them back in their little cover, they last for ages.
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    worst nightmare

    I love to hear of other peoples mis haps! They are so funny, Keep 'em coming!
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    worst nightmare

    Would love to here of peoples little "Ooopsies" in this business. Here's my most embarrassing moment! I had not long finished my course in acrylic nails and a friend of a friend wanted infills.....GREAT, My first mobile nail technician job! I was really nervous and packed my case with all my...
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    What is your prefered system?

    What type of system does everyone prefer to use? I find that most of my clients like acrylic which is what i tend to stick with! Although i would love find a soak off gel and convert them all (I prefer the look of Gel)....Any (uncomplicated) advise on gels would be appreciated!
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    I made a tutorial for flowers

    Great Job, I LOVE flowers......you are very talonted!
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    A piccie of my sister damaged nail

    Copied from a website on MEDIAN NAIL DYSTROPHY:- :rolleyes: The condition was first identified in 1928 and is similar to habit tic disorder or onychotilloma. If a client's fissure seems to begin at the cuticle, an unconscious habit of rubbing or picking at the proximal nail fold area may...