I was very sad to hear of her passing on Facebook today. I remember her from back in the day when this was 'nailgeek'. She was a valued contributor to these forums and to the industry and she will be missed!!
There is no such thing as "most effective soak off gel polish". Just as there is no such thing as "most effective acrylic" or uv gel, or shampoo, or soap.
Different strokes for different folks.
I'm a CND Tech. I don't use other systems. I've tried many, and found what I love. I would...
Ok, "fixed the one that broke"
Did you bend/break your natural nail?
If yes, there's your answer.
Shellac is NOT an enhancement system. It is UNIQUE. Other 'similar' products are thinner viscosity uv gel with colour. That is NOT what Shellac is.
It's a Power Polish, so it doesn't offer...
nail plates do not have sebaceous glands, and so aren't oily.
HOWEVER, they could have oil on them from the surrounding skin.
BUT there aren't any sebaceous glands there either as sebaceous glands are found at the bottom of hair follicles.
If there's oil, it's from elsewhere, or touching...
NO ACETONE... it'll eat away at the finish.
Even acetone-free remover HAS acetone, it's just buffered/diluted.
Think about it: enhancements (gel or l&p or shellac or similar) all contain acrylates and are 'plastics' and acetone MELTS that....... The lamp is PLASTIC.
Any alcohol based product...
I have every last one of them, and will continue to buy every colour as it comes out.
Sometimes that slight difference in shade or hue makes ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the difference to the client.
It also dramatically changes layering effects.
Client's can be funny birds. They sometimes want a...
I don't know where they get their numbers, but I'm inclined to think they don't know how to use a calculator.
Nail art is on the UPSWING becoming more popular and mainstream than ever. 70-80yr old women are wearing it now.
I'd venture to say that for the last several years, 95% of my clients...
I get my Flex Wrap aka 'Vet Wrap' aka 'Sports Wrap' from my Veterinarian for less than I'd pay anywhere else. I order it by the case.
It's also available at sports stores, and pharmacies (at least in Canada it is) and marketed under the brand 3M but that's MEGA pricey and about 3x the cost.
LMFAO I soooo have to giggle at this one. They all have ONE face... the SAD face LOL
Ok maybe two, the 'duh' face ROFL
We always laugh at our Willow, and say in a funny voice "awwww who killed my cat???" because she always looks sad! hahahaha
YUP, walks and busy bones...
Ordinarily, I usually see "challenge" clients have trouble with any sort of gel product and they improve with Acrylic.
HOWEVER recently tried an experiment. She had already told me ahead of time about lift issues, so I didn't even look at the Gel (because of previous experience with other...
It can be done.
If you feel you can put the time in to get him settled, and you have a strong enough relationship with clients that the occasional disruption (of dealing with him) wouldn't add upset, GO FOR IT.
I have two medium sized dogs (60lbs) a Boxer and a Husky/Doberman/Rottweiler...
I have seen this 3 times with Thyroid sufferers.
I still have two clients with Thyroid issues, and they have lifting constantly. It's a battle.
Especially compared to other clients that will go 3-5wks with zero lift...
I've always figured that the health issue and/or medications cause a...
Business and Personal are separate.
The dangers of having 'clients' on your personal space are them perhaps not liking something 'personal' about you and then you've lost business.
The other risk is that they don't respect the lines of business and will harass you in the middle of the night on...
I use pigments and additives by the bucketload,to customize services for clients.
They LOVE that they can have their 'own' colours.
I use them with Shellac, Gel, and Acrylic.
Great investment and worth every penny