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  1. M

    Best gel polish?

    I am newly qualified in gel polish and currently looking into what gel brand to purchase, I have narrowed it down and the ones that have caught my eye are: - glitterbells - DND - miss u - candy coat - halo If anyone has used any of these brands it would be great for your feedback on them :)...
  2. Charlottehana

    Classic lash extension feedback please?

    Hi all!! I’ve been practising lash extensions on family members but due to COVID I haven’t been able to branch out and practice on anyone else. I just wondered if anyone could possibly give me any feedback on the sets I’ve done? The top two were the first sets I ever did and the last two are...
  3. Gs Nails and Beauty

    Directions with colour correction

    So hair is not my area of expertise but I’m really hoping someone can help me! I had blonde ombré that, during lockdown, I stupidly decided to dye Purple using Directions dye. It has now washed out but left my hair a pale Green and Yellow. I tried to use a hair colour remover but it didn’t do...
  4. N

    Business advice needed

    I’ve been doing hairdressing for almost 4 years. I’ve recently felt as though I’ve fallen out of love with it. Especially during lockdown I’ve just dreaded going back to work. im currently employed and I’m really struggling to build my client base I’ve probably only got around 7 clients.My boss...
  5. K

    Half head colour

    Hi my friends daughter has asked if I could colour her hair. She has base shade of 6 which is virgin but wants to part her hair down the middle and have half her natural colour and the other half koleston 12/81. I haven’t done colour for quite some time as I now only cut so a bit rusty. I...
  6. R

    Nail art clean up with The Gel Bottle

    I've recently got a few colours from The Gel Bottle which I love but am finding them a little harder to work with for nail art. I usually use CND shellac and trained with them so am used to using isopropyl alcohol to neaten up any edges on my nail art - tried this with TGB and whilst its okay...
  7. F

    Hair extension courses!

    Hi everyone xx I’m hoping someone can help me! I want to do a hair extension course and I’ve been trying to research the best one. There seems to be a lot of mixed reviews about most courses (and lots of fake positive reviews it seems) so it can get really confusing! I’ve chosen Maxwell Malia...
  8. E

    Acrylic nail starter?

    Hey all, Wondering if anyone would care to assist. I was booked in to start my Acrylic nail course a in March but due to Covid-19 it has had to be pushed back ( totally understandable) I have completed all my online training but have yet to do any practical. I am looking for an Acrylic kit...
  9. S

    Massage lower back

    I’ve recently started massage and have a routine I use loosely between clients. I’m just unsure of working on the lower back. I work on the shoulders and over the glutes however i feel I’m slightly missing the area of the back (kind of where the kidneys are) as I’m worried about hurting the...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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