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    Lash lift vs eyelash perming

    Regarding shield/rod & size ..... Very short lashes = small shield Short / medium = small/ medium shield Medium/long = medium shield or medium/large rod Long = large rod This is a rough guide that I find works quite well
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    Lash lift vs eyelash perming

    I have elleebana & Lashus. Elleebana is quick - but strong - so be careful with your timing..... LASHUS is definitely my preferred when dealing with more fragile lashes as its strength diminishes, so the chances of over developing are removed I have also used Ellisons ‘Mylash’ and had great...
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    Lash lift vs eyelash perming

    Both are ‘perming’! The end result differs depending on the medium used to wrap the lash around. Curling the lashes is the old way - lifting the new! Nowadays a ‘shield’ is used to wrap the lashes around, and the perm lotion is placed at the root to create a bend at the base, enabling the...
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    Worried about ageing!

    Non of us should think ourselves so special that we are entitled to ‘Eternal Youth..... just Enjoy the journey.......
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    Supercuts

    The problem we all have in this industry is saturation. Folk wanting ‘cheap as chips’ Minimum wage..... yes I said it! Back in the day our wages were sh*t - but our commission / our ‘incentive’ was HIGH! We worked our arses off to please the client to keep them coming back to us - to ‘our salon’...
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    Set up in bedroom for lashes & brows?

    Neither courses are ‘cheap as chips’ You cannot expect folk to pay top dollar to have their treatment carried out in someone’s bedroom Sorry to be blunt - but friends and family will expect to be paying ‘mates rates’ and you will find it hard to recoup your training costs- let alone make a...
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    Lashus step by step

    No different to the steps of other brands The main difference is usually timings LASHUS say you cannot over process there product
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    Lash lift shape

    Shield!
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    Cashmere or Mink lashes

    I think you’ll find there’s no such thing as real mink! It’s just a different ‘weight’ I think ‘cashmere’ are considered softer
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    What percentage is fair for renting a room?

    25% for renting a room is mental! What if your takings are low..... The salon owner- imo- should set a daily room rent.... If you decide not to work - they get nothing!
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    Beauty chair or beauty bed?

    Don’t by a chair! I did , and they never recline enough to Comfortably carry out a lash lift
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    Client wants refund

    I had a client who let her husband (not a hairdresser) colour her hair. She did however push the boat out for her wedding and ‘allowed’ me to do the colour - lucky me! Next time round - you guessed it - hubby had decided to FULL HEAD FOIL via a YouTube tutorial!!! It was as a mess “How much...
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    How to get clients in south east London spray tanning?

    Flooded market .....also there are such good home products, it’s no longer necessary to get a spray tan
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    Self employed staff member caught complaining about owner

    I cannot see the benefit of self employment within a salon. As has been said many times before - you are just their landlord - the rent collector! The amount you receive for a daily chair rental versus the sh*t you often end up in is a no- goer for me! I work alone, with just an assistant, good...
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    Entertainment licence for nails!

    Just to add - it’s nothing to do with the actual services you offer - that will be another license all together
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    Entertainment licence for nails!

    You need an entertainment licence if you are playing music in your salon, it’s to do with royalties for the performers It’s around £150 for the year
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    Make up brand suggestions

    Jane iredale
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    I got let go

    Chin up - onwards & upwards.... We all made mistakes - and if we’re honest - still do on the odd occasion Keep going - practice makes perfect
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    Lash extensions/spray tan

    Thank you
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    Lash extensions/spray tan

    Hi Folks What should be done first Lash extensions then a spray tan - or the other way round?
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