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  1. Stefm80

    Nail files for natural nails

    I am looking for recommendations for decent nail files to shape the natural nail, and ones that I can also retail to my clients. Any suggestions would be fabulous.
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    Retail from home salon

    I'm thinking of starting up a home salon doing beauty and nails including acrylics and hard gels. What I would like to know is, is it worth having some retail products? If so, what for example, cuticle oils, skincare products. You opinions/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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    Nail art tools

    I'm starting to get in to more nail art. I have a cheap eBay set which is ok but not that brilliant. Is it worth investing in decent tools? If so, which ones do you recommend?
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    Product recommendations

    Hi, I've just qualified as a Level 2 Beauty therapists. I will be providing treatments from home as well as working part time in a salon. I will be offering the following treatments: Manicures Pedicures Facials Waxing Lash/brow tint Gel polishes So I was wondering what products you...
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    Coloured acrylic powders

    Morning! I've not long completed my acrylic course using The Manicure Company products. Hey are ok but they don't have much in the way of colours (clear, white and a couple of pinks). I'm looking at getting some colours but I'm unsure which brand to try out. Who do you all recommend bearing in...
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    Lash extensions or lash lift?

    Hi everyone, I'm struggling to decide on doing either lash extensions or lash lift. I've nearly completed my level 2 Beauty Therapy course at college and they are doing short day courses on the above. I want to do more nails than anything else but I'm wondering if it worth having one of the...
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    Acrylic training

    Hi, I'm starting my two day acrylic training this week. I was wondering what's everyone's tips for successful application of acrylic and what to master first (if you get my meaning). I know that practice is the key and when I think I've done enough practice then I'm to practice even more! I'm...
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    Nail art supplies

    Where's the best place to get nail art supplies from i.e. Glitters, foils and brushes? Is it worth looking on eBay or should I steer clear? Thanks Stef
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    Manicure knowledge exam revision tips

    I have my manicure knowledge written exam (Vtct) in 4 weeks and I was wondering if anyone has any tips/advice on what I should be reading up on. I know it’s a long shot but any advice would be awesome.
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    Waxing brand

    Can anyone suggest a cheap but half decent waxing brand? I am studying level 2 Beauty Therapy and we will be doing waxing soon. I would like to get my own small pot for home to practice on friends and family. There's so many different waxing kits out there I don't know where to start. Any...
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    Salon trolley

    What trolley does everyone use when performing beauty treatments? I was practicing a manicure last night and I had to put everything on my little coffee table as there wasn't much space on the manicure table. Also does anyone use the ikea raskog trolley?
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    Gellux mini LED lamp

    What's everyone's opinion on the Gellux mini LED lamp? I am studying beauty therapy level 2 and we are using Gellux for the gel nails part of the course. I've never used Gellux, is it a brand worth investing in or shall I just stick with the basic kit and look at changing to a different brand...
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    Beauty couch?

    I'm currently studying my level 2 Beauty Therapy and I'm looking at getting a couch so I can practice my facials, waxing etc at home on family and friends. Can anyone recommend a good quality but not too expensive as I'm just starting out. Thanks
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    Facial mitts

    Hello! I've started my level 2 Beauty Therapy course at college. We've started doing basic facials and we are using mitts which have been warmed up in a cabinet. So I was wondering as I am to practice facials at home. How do I go about warming up the mitts? Do I place them in a bowl of hot water?
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    Insurance for students

    Hello, I've noticed that Salon Gold provide insurance for students so that they are covered for when they are practicing on friends and family at home. I was wondering if anyone has taken this out and who is the best to go through? Thanks Stef
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    Starter wax kits advice

    Hello! I start my L2 beauty therapy college course next week and I was just looking for advice on a good but not overly expensive waxing kit to use. Hubby wants to buy me one in a couple of months. I have trade accounts for, Ellisons, Salon services and Capital hair and beauty. There's so many...
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    Lash extension course

    I am about to start my L2 beauty therapy course at college and I would like to do lash extensions at some point (the college doesn't teach this). Which brand/company would you recommend to train with. There's so many out there and it's getting a tad bit confusing.
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    Level 2 beauty therapy training

    I am about to start my L2 Beauty Therapy training at college. I'm 38 and have decided in a career change after having my little boy 3 years ago. What advice would you give to someone who is about to start the course and any tips once qualified, i.e. Salon work, spa or self employed. Thanks x