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  1. josheardown

    Natural nails peeling after 2 Shellac treatments

    Hi geeks, I've had a new customer come to me with perfectly healthy nails which I have applied shellac to. When coming back for her third set her naturals nails had started to peel terribly on her right hand only - peeling so extreme that it created a step down to her free edge. I advised...
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    One week sick and scared of losing customers

    I'm self employed and have been working from home for 2 years. I'm busy and have a good repeat client base. In 2 years I have only had one day off work due to sickness; however I am now 17 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with a kidney infection. I've been instructed by my doc and...
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    Politely sacking a nice client

    I have an elderly client who I've been doing regular mobile manicures for since starting out. I now no longer offer mobile, but still do her treatments at her home for her. Long and short of it is I don't want to do her treatments any more, I virtually work at a loss and am turning away...
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    Nail art pricing

    Hi Ladies, Just wondering how you price your nail art? I'm never sure what to do. Usually clients just have it on a couple of nails and I don'ty charge extra for it coz I'm push over! Have recently updated my website though and priced it from 50p per hand painted nail, 20p per gem and 40p...
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    Customers requesting discounts for multiple treatments

    Recently I have had a few potential new clients enquire about discounts for multiple treatments. E.g. discount for having hands and feet done or for a package of treatments. What are your geeks thoughts on this? Do you oblige, do you not oblige? If you do oblige, what is a reasonable...
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    Bikini wax then Veet?

    A prospective new client has enquired about having her first bikini wax. She has explained in an e-mail to me that she wants only a basic bikini wax but then plans to veet the rest of her bikini area to 'tidy it up'. I just wanted to ask you geeks advice before I respond. My initial thoughts...
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    Full set of toenail extensions

    Hi nail geeks.... have any of you ever been asked for a full set of gel toenail extensions? I've had an e-mail requesting this... well I think they mean a full set and not just the odd one? Also, the name is definately that of a man's. I assume he is cross dresser / transgender as he wants...
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    Help setting up CND UV Lamp please

    Hiya, I've just received my Shellac kit (hooray!) training booked for next month, can't bloomin wait..... one prob though I can't for the life of me work out how to remove the top of the CND UV Lamp to fit the bulbs?! I feel so daft..and my thumbs hurts! The instructions say hold bottom of...
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    Repairing other tech's work

    Hiya, I'm interested to know if you geeks do/don't offer nail repairs for clients who have had their nails done elsewhere? I've repaired other techs works before, but generally don't get many requests for repairs - think people mainly go back to the place they had them done. But then I do get...
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    Renting space in a hair salon - Keeping a Diary / Advertising

    Hi Geeks, I have another (different) question regarding renting space at a hair salon. I'll be renting space at the hair salon (nails only) for one day a week in addition to my home beauty business. Are there any geeks who do something similar? If so, how do you work the booking...
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    Renting space in a hair salon - how does it work?

    Hiya, I have been offered space to do beauty in a Hair Salon for one day a week (Saturdays) for £25 a day. I currently work from home doing beauty, but am only recently going full-time so am building up a full-time client base at the mo. I plan to take on the work at the salon alongside my...
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    New wax - application probs?!

    Hi Geeks, I've been waxing for almost a year now (only trained in strip wax) and have been using 'hive' wax. Started to build up my confidence and clients seem pleased with their wax treatments and I have returning business. Now and then though I do struggle a bit with legs still - the wax...
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    Charity Event - asked to do nails for free

    Hiya, would like your geeks advice: I Have been asked to do nails at a Pamper Evening Event at a primary school which is for charity. Only thing is they want me to come for the whole evening and do nail treatments for nothing. ALL proceeds go to charity - which means I will have to pay my...
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    Opening Times Advice

    Hi Geeks, I work from home offering beauty treatments on Friday & Saturday all day and then evenings as requested. I now have the opportunity to offer an additional day for treatments to my clients -which day would you suggest I am best to offer? The options are Monday or Thursday...
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    SP Eyelash Extensions - Lots of stickies!

    Hiya, I am new to lashing and would really like your opinion please. I'm starting to get a bit frustrated with the glue I use... or perhaps it just me?! As I'm getting faster I notice that the glue doesn't seem to be drying quick enough and so when putting in another lash I'm catching a...
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    Gel overlays lifting (millenium system)

    Hi there I trained with the millenium gel system 5 months back and have been doing about 1 - 2 sets of gel nails a week since then. I mainly do french overlays on natural nails, when I've done them I'm pleased with the results and so are the clients, however some of them are lifting within...
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