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    Do you charge extra for French polish?

    I never used to, but the place I work at now charges an extra 10$ (US) for it, and I'm thrilled because it takes me longer. (I'm super picky and perfectionist about it) They also book me an extra 15 minutes for it, so long as the client remembers to mention it when they book their appointment.
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    Why I Am Not An Artist

    *I posted this in my blog, and I like how it turned out, so thought I'd post it here :) I was an art major in college. During my third year, one of my TAs, whom I loved and greatly admired, told me that while she thought my work was very innovative and skillfully executed, she felt it was...
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    Difficult questions from clients

    I just moved thousands of miles away from my home and got a new job in a spa right away. I did not leave under the best of circumstances (left my husband after he hit me) and I am really unsure how to respond when clients ask me personal questions (ie: What made you move here? Are you married...
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    client asking inappropriate questions.

    I have a client who comes in about once a month for a mani/pedi and she's always asking questions or making comments about the lack of business, and the spa closing. The spa *is* struggling a little, but is nowhere near closing it's doors, and it's none of her business anyway. I've tried just...
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    Mixing Business with Pleasure

    Do you ever become friends with any of your clients outside of the salon? I've been invited to go clubbing with one of my good clients and I'd like to go. She's a very nice girl and a wonderful client. Is this a bad idea?
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    What should I do?

    Hi everyone. Things are not going well and I need some opinions. For the last three months I have been steadily trying to build my clientele at the gym/day spa where I work. I no longer have that ability. I need a reliable income *now*. My sister, who used to watch my daughter for me when I was...
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    The nieghbor's cat threw up on my doormat...

    but I'm still happy because today a photographer came during my 1 o'clock pedicure appointment today and took photos for the Albuquerque Journal. They are running a story in about a week about Women's gyms with day spa services for their business section, and I am going to be featured in it! Yay! :)
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    What products do you retail?

    Which ones sell the best?
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    L&P Backfill questions..

    Ok, I did a L&P backfill today for a client today and was really unhappy with how it turned out. I could see kind of a "ghost" line underneath the white where the previous white line started on most of the nails. It may have been because she had gotten her set somewhere else and the white color...
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    Do you play music?

    I just got a CD player for the treatment room as many of my clients complained it was too quiet. What sort of music is good to play?
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    Running over

    If despite your best efforts a service winds up running over (say the client had some small bits of acrylic on their nails when they came in for a manicure and you had to spend time removing it before doing the mani) and the next client has to wait ten minutes for you to finish the service, what...
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    I'm just getting started and so far only have a few clients, but I've been getting lots of cancellations. What's worse is that they almost always cancel less than half an hour prior to the appointment. The front desk girl calls to confirm the day before on all appoinments, but if there's no-one...
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    Plantar's Warts?

    I've had a few plantar's warts on the soles of my feet for the last five years or so. My first question is, is it ok to get pedicures (and for that matter, is it ok to do them on other people with warts)? I don't recall my textbook mentioning warts at all. Secondly, most of them don't bother...
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    What to do with old polishes?

    Ok, I've decided that I'm going to switch over to a single brand of products including polishes within the next couple of weeks and I'm wondering what I should do with all my current polishes, most of which are still nearly full and none have gone gloppy yet (Nicole, OPI and Orly). In particular...
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    Stupid question about pink and white L & P fills

    Ok, is there anyway to do these without using a drill? How do you re-do the white when it has grown out? My textbook from school just says to paint the tip on with white polish.
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    Building clientele in a day spa?

    Ok, I started full time two weeks ago in a gym with day spa services (I was available for a few hours during evenings for the previous month but only ever got one client during that time, then the manicurist who was available during the day quit, so I took over). I am the only nail tech and I...
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    CreativeSpa exfoliating crystals and activator

    How do these work together? How do you use them?
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    Where do you purchase supplies?

    Ok, I'm convinced. I'm switching over to CND products for my manis and pedis, and thanks to everyone who recommended them. I picked up some Super Shiney topcoat at the beauty supply store and it's still going strong even after hand-washing dishes with no gloves. This is good stuff. So, do...
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    My first website

    Well, not the first one I've ever made, but the first one for nails. http://www.angelfire.com/art2/cr_weixelman/index.html It's parked here right now while I finish it up. I'm going to get the domain name lined up tomorrow, and I'm going to try and get more pics on it too. Let me know if...
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    Use one line of products or several?

    I have a question. Is it better to have all of your products from the same company, or to use what you think are the best products even if they're from several different companies? I'm not talking about acrylics or anything, just manis and pedis. Ideally I'd like to stick with just one line...