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  1. Perls Beauty

    To polish or not to polish? Re-growing toenail

    Hi fellow geeks - a bit of an odd, possible 'silly' question for you all..... I have a lady who lost her big toe nail a while ago, and I succesfully built her a temporary one from acrylic a couple of times so she could continue to have her Minx on! She now has around half of the nail grown...
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    'Loose' toe nail

    Hi Geeks I have a lady who has regular pedis and Minx etc. who is also a fellow runner. After running a recent 10K, and against my advice with longer than usual toenails.......... she had traumatised one of her big toe nails to the point where it has separated from the nail bed over...
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    Wax burn, is it?

    Hi Geeks I have been waxing for a few months now, and haven't encountered any problems with burns as I always test the wax on my inner wrist as trained. I waxed a ladies eyebrows on Monday with warm wax, and the first one was fine, the second made her shout a bit but was more hairy, and then...
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    GIGI wax pot heater

    Hi I have just qualified in waxing and purchased the starter kit which is a GIGI wax pot heater. The instructions aren't fab and I really can't see how the applicator rest bar fits onto the pot - am I being blonde?? Does anyone else have this heater and know how they fit please? Thanks :hug:
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    Waxing course in Kent

    Hi skin geeks I am a nail geek but I am currently looking to do a waxing course to add to my services as I seem to get endless questions about whether I do it! Can anyone reccomend a SE Kent training facility for waxing? I have searched generally and have come up with The Kent Beauty Academy...
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    Anyone know any tattooists in Thanet or Canterbury?

    Hi Skin Geeks I am a nail geek on this site, and thought I would turn to your wisdom on this! I am getting my husband a tattoo for his birthday, and as we still don't know the area very well, I wondered if anyone knew of an artist/shop in the Thanet or Canterbury area that they would be...
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    PEPing & PREPing

    What are the differences in your PEPing and PREPing, and for which services? Just wondered what you all do that defines one or the other, as I always seem to be PREPing everything!?
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    Broken vein?

    Hi skin geeks I am a nail geek with a question about skin for you all. When I first started doing nails, I over-exposed myself to lots and lots of dust and have ended up with a red splodge on the end of my nose which I think is a broken vein from all the sneezing I did. Is there anything...
  9. Perls Beauty

    Where to post????????

    Hi I'm a nail geek but I am wanting to post and ask about finding a new hairdresser in my area and any recommendations? Where can I post this message please? Thanks Lorraine
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    Taking off the shine

    Hi Geeks I apologise in advance for what couold be a bit of a blonde question.............. but........... I know I was taught to remove shine on tips when I did my training but is it absolutely necessary to remove the shine from tips for L&P application? I know it is definitely for gel...
  11. Perls Beauty

    Cutting smiles into welled tips - can I?

    Hi Geeks I seem to have accumulated rather a lot of french white tips with quite long wells/contact areas. I want to make use of them even if just for practice and use on myself, but even with my long nail beds they are still a little too far down if I position them using the full contact...
  12. Perls Beauty

    How long between.....

    Hi Skin Geeks........ I'm a nail geek, but I have a question I'm hoping you can answer about waxing?????:hug: I had my legs, bikini line and armpits waxed 2 days ago and I have not really been happy with the outcome - lots of hairs still remaining and generally a poor job IMO - sooooo.... I...
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    Help - how to tell.......

    if your new client is wearing gel or L&P ?! I have a new lady coming for a rebalance, and when I asked she said that the salaon (which I am pretty sure is an NSS!!) she had been going to put her hand in a blue lamp and cured the product, but then she went on to say that they put it in there to...
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    Diabetes....... too cautious?

    Hi Geeks I have a diabetic client booked in for a set of enhancements this coming week, and I know that diabetes and it's medication can lead to rejection of enhancements, and that I need to be very very careful not to 'nick' her sensitive skin! A previous diabetic client of mine was an...
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    Onycholysis - safe to treat?

    Hi Geeks Firstly I need to know if I am right in thinking that my mum had onycholysis. Her big toe nails have a 'fuzzy' smile line - not too dramatic, but definitely not as they should be. My first thought was onycholysis as in basic terms it looks like the nail plate is slightly separated...
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    Deformation in natural nail

    Hey Geeks I have been to a BBQ today and got chatting to a lad there who has had her nails painted (art) by a recommended freind who is apparently a qualified nail tech. When she first started talking to me I was checking out her nails (as I do with everyone I chat to) and I thought that...
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    Custom blend - how do you do it?

    Hi Geeks I am wanting to know how to create a cover custom blend from my basic products. I don't get many 'bad' nails thank goodness, but ther have been a couple in the past which I thought that I would have preferred to use a cover colour in zone 2 and sometimes 3. I have tried mixing...
  18. Perls Beauty

    Paint On Gel White Tip or Not????

    Hi Geeks I was just wondering what you all thought of the paint on white gels available for creating the french finish on a sculpted gel set? Obviously you can sculpt with white, but I am still perfcting my smile lines and just thought that as an interim I could offer this instead of tips...
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    Introductory discounts??

    Hi Geeks I have recently relocated from Warwickshire to Kent, and so I am having re-start my business. As this move has taken me about 180 miles from home, I don't know a single soul in the area, and have just started to prepare some adverts, and flyers etc. to re-launch my nail services...
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