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  1. S

    Mini treatments

    Hi :) I’m thinking of offering mini treatments so mini arm massage, mini leg massage and mini face massage etc. I was thinking £5 for both arms? So roughly 5 mins on each and same for legs, do you think that’s reasonable or too cheap? Also could I go straight into the face massage? No cleansing...
  2. S

    Facials position backache

    Hello, I’m just looking for some advice please. Since doing facials, especially during the massage part of the neck & shoulders it’s killing my back! I think it’s because I must be leaning over too much, can anyone give any advice on how to stop this? I’ve tried raising my couch but nothing has...
  3. S

    Face massage routine

    I’m adjusting my face massage routine for facials ( going by my professional book which has the moves in) so many college teach to do each move 3 or 6 times. I was just wondering if doing each move 12 times is too much in massage? I’ve had good feedback so far but wondered is there a genuine...
  4. C

    Is this normal for a nail salon?

    Hey! My name is Christina and im a new nail tech, I've been doing my own nails for years but recently started doing others and graduated manicuring classes a little less then a year ago. Nails are my passion and i recently started working at a salon and I've been there around almost 6 months...
  5. Luxury Lashes - London

    Waxing course advice

    Hello, I am L2 VTCT qualified and absolutely love everything beauty related and done multiple training courses but i'm not working in beauty at the moment (always in and out due to finances and being scared to leave a stable job to pursue my dream!) I want to get back into it again and have...
  6. S

    Capping Gel Bottle Inc?

    Hi, I’m testing out some gel bottle inc colours and am going on a course very soon. Just wondered if you cap the free edge first or last when painting? I used to use gelish and they always taught first but just wondered if this was different with the gel bottle? Also if it still only a thin...
  7. S

    The Gel Bottle Inc

    Hello, I’m looking to change brands to the gel bottle inc as I have heard so many good things about it! I currently use gelish and am thinking of getting a few of tgb colours and base & top and trialling on my clients. Then if I really like it to go on the course. Can anyone else share their...
  8. L

    Mobile therapist tips

    Hey everyone! I’m quite new here and also new to the business aspect of things. I’m currently transitioning into aesthetics as a registered nurse and I have a few courses lined up (dermaplaning and microdermabrasion). I plan to do mobile services for my clients and I’m based in Kent but not to...
  9. Adrienne Hagen

    Advice on vertical splitting?

    Hey everyone, I've got a couple of quick questions. My grandmother has a couple of nails that split vertically from the free edge, and nail treatments and moisturizing has only done so much for her. (I would upload an image, but apparently it's too large.) My first question is: Should I go with...
  10. F

    Lauren’s Way tanning wholesale suppliers

    Hi, does anyone know where I can source Lauren's Way tanning. I stocked it years ago and I understand there was a dispute. are they still trading? Any one know of any wholesale suppliers please to buy in multiple units? Looking to stock retail tan. Any recommendations for a dark self tan mousse...
  11. N

    ASP In Control Gel

    I’ve just bought the ASP in control gel and I’m just wondering if it is classified as gel nails or acrylic ? I’m qualified in gel nails but usually use Indigo products so I know what I’m buying but a little clueless this time! Thanks
  12. N

    Aesthetic therapist?

    I’m currently studying level two beauty therapy which I will complete in July. I hoping to do level 3 in Sep and then level 4 after. My aim is to be an aesthetic therapist eventually but not too sure how to go about it... any advice or guidance would be much appreciated. Thankyou
  13. S

    Gelish toes

    Hello? I forgot to apply ph bond before foundation when doing gelish toes! Silly of me, do you think they will be ok with out it? Has anyone ever forgot before? I just went from cleanser to foundation. I’m hoping because toes are more hard wearing it’ll be ok. Any reassurance would be great...
  14. X

    Electrolysis machines advice needed

    I am looking at buying a Stetex SXB BLEND machine. What are your thoughts about this particular machine?
  15. M

    Need hair color advice involving stubborn Goldwell Elumen dye!

    Hi! I need advice, this is long overdue so I really need to finally figure out what's possible with my hair. I'm allergic to hair dye, and the only one I have found that doesn't cause a horrible reaction is Goldwell's Elumen line. I've had BR@6 applied to my hair for a long time but right now...
  16. S

    Gelish 18g lamp?

    Can anyone help with hand placement in the 18g lamp please? I worry that the hand is too far in or not far enough in to be cured properly. How do you explain to the client to put there hand in? I feel like it hard to see if it’s in the right place as you obviously can’t see inside the lamp...
  17. S

    Gelish chipping

    I am qualified in gelish and have done a lot of nails since and I’m getting mixed results. Some people come back with 2-3 weeks no chips and others they only last about a week! My routine is - Remove any polish on the nail File nails Dry cuticle work Then buff the nail very lightly Then brush...
  18. Pauline.za

    Training in Cape Town for nails - kindly advise

    Hello, I am wanting to do a nail course in Cape Town, South Africa; and have seen so many options and standards. I kindly need some advice on which standard to go for and does anyone recommend any training courses please? I need guidance, thanks so much. My goal is to open my own work-from-home...
  19. Z

    Going gray

    I’ve been out of the hair game for a while so I’m not up to date on new trends. I have a question on coloring a client’s hair color gray. She is currently a level 7/8 and has been coloring her hair once a month with kenra color. She wants to go gray so she doesn’t have to keep covering up her...
  20. Dollarsy

    Where to start, nails and hair extensions?

    Hello ladies x Hope you’re well. I’ve recently completed the following courses with certificates: - Complete Nail Technitian - Nano and micro ring extensions - Fusion (keratin) extensions - Individual, 2D and 3D eyelash extensions and facial (not sure if I want to offer it as don’t feel it’s...
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