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  1. 'chelle

    A warning to be on your guard - theft from salons

    Hello all. I hope everyone is well and that business is good at the moment. The owner of another salon nearby to mine was kind enough to visit me yesterday and share some information, which I am now sharing with you. The salon in question was visited by two women who were asking to book...
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    Thinking of entering the Nailympics this year

    Hi, I really want to push myself this year with training and development and I am thinking of entering the nailympics in September, and was wondering if any of you have done it previously and can share your stories about your experience? Do you have to be amazingly brilliant at nails? I'm...
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    Pinching - why?

    Hi, I've been a nail tech for 8 years. All my training was/is with CND, so I've had a good solid foundation to my career in nails. I was never taught to pinch a nail, and when I came across pinching and asked my educator about it she said that it's purely for appearance and is a method...
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    Nail tech and therapist, apparently! How was your day at work?

    I just thought I'd start a thread where we can share how our day at work has been even if nothing amazingly exciting has happened. I come home and talk to my husband about how my day at work has been and I'm sure he's got one ear on me and the other ear on Top Gear :lol: Today I had a client...
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    Big dogs - yay or nay?

    A random topic I know, but it will be interesting to garner the views of a larger audience than my immediate family. I'm wondering how people feel about big dogs, as people tend to be very much for or against them and rarely sit on the fence. We have a german shepherd (pictured in my avatar)...
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    What's your favourite way to break a nail?

    I always give my customers the relevant after care advice, and I try to warn them of the most common ways to break a nail, for example pulling wet washing out of the washing machine or on the car door handle. I know you cant give them an endless list but its nice for them to know what the most...
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    Do men ever grow up?

    ha ha, I know, it's another "man bashing" thread, and I just want to state two things before I get to the point. 1) I'm not accusing all men of being childish, I realise there are some mature well balanced men out there (or so I've heard!!) and 2) this is meant to be a light hearted thread...
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    Politics!

    There's a thread at the moment discussing our different religious beliefs, and I must admit, when I saw the OP I groaned inwardly, because I thought it was inevitable that it would quickly degenerate into fighting and be closed, but I was pleasantly surprised (to date!). Its gone really well...
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    How's your week at work been?

    I've had a fantastic week in the salon this week. It's been ridiculously busy, I've been starting at 7.30, well, 7.15 actually, my first clients have been arriving at 7.30, and finishing at 8 or 9pm. I am exhausted, but so satisfied. I've had a few new clients this week on referral from...
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    Gel tech required in Bradford/Halifax

    Hi, A lady came into my salon today asking if I do gel nails (and we did establish that its gel enhancements she's after, not gel polish). I dont do gels any more because there's not much call for them round my way, but I said I would take the lady's name and number and see if I can find a...
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    Help, my nail is falling off

    Hi, I woke up today with my little fingernail feeling really sore, so I decided to soak off my nail on that finger to see what was going on with it, and discovered that I have, what appears to be, the worst case of onycholysis I have ever seen (picture below). The picture isnt great and you'd...
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    Shellac: Why isn't it a gel polish?

    Is it just me, or is anyone else uncomfortable with this "it's not a gel polish, it's a power polish" stuff? I'll tell you why it doesnt sound right to me. Firstly, "power polish" is just a name given to it. It's not a scientific or technical description of the product, in real terms it...
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    Feeling a bit deflated - made a big decision

    Hey all, I havent been around a lot recently, have had lots going on. I had to make a big decision yesterday, and I'm happy with the decision but also feeling a bit disappointed with it at the same time. I'm in the second year of my linguistics degree at the moment, however since term...
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    Not getting great results with Spectrum Shimmer additive

    Hello peeps, Just a quick question to run by you. I'm absolutely loving additives, except for spectrum shimmer. I'm not getting a very nice effect with it. It doesnt look shimmery at all it just looks powdery and uneven. I've tried applying it very sparingly, and also a bit more...
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    Why won't people listen?

    Good morning geeks. Hope you dont mind but I just need a rant. I left a pile of business receipts and paperwork on the dining room table, giving the family strict instructions not to touch them as I need to deal with them this weekend. One of the things in there was a 20% off your next...
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    Perron Rigot or other good hot waxer in/near Chesterfield?

    Hi, I was doing my usual plugging myself on facebook and a friends friend contacted me regarding female intimate waxing. She's looking for someone who uses hot wax but as the conversation developed it turned out that she lives a couple of hours away from me so I cant help her. I told her I...
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    I came very close to assaulting a client today

    Never in my life have I been so incensed. Please tell me if you would feel the same in my shoes... A "gentleman" rang me yesterday asking for a single nail enhancement to try and resolve a problem he has with a splitting nail. I was at home when I took the call and as I was chatting with him...
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    What product is best for covering a split nail?

    Hi I got a phonecall today from a very pleasant elderly man who is coming to see me tomorrow to have acrylic or shellac on one nail. He has one nail that has a split running down the centre of his nail lengthways and would like to try having some sort of product over it to see if the split...
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    Men

    I just need a quick rant before I set off for work. My husband is turning into a right Victor Meldrew!! He's driving me up the wall. He never used to be like this, he was really laid back and easy going when we met but middle age is not agreeing with him. I cant wait to go to work for a bit...
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    Here's one to get the old cogs ticking over-Zombie nails

    I've got a real thinker for you here!!! I have a client who is going to a halloween party at the end of October and apparently it's a really big deal and her costume has to be amazing. Anyway, she's decided she's going as a zombie and has booked with me to have her nails done to complete the...
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