gel nails

  1. abbymayy

    Best lint-free wipes?

    Hi all, Having tried a few brands now, I'm still struggling to find truly lint-free wipes. I've tried some cheap brands from Amazon and most recently, the Hands Down ones from Salon Services - seemed pretty good to start with but I've noticed tiny bits of lint still appearing now and then! Any...
  2. F

    Client said nails all broke?

    I qualified in gel manicure a few months ago and have been doing nails regularly. Most clients are very happy with my nails, had a few that have had chips but admitted it was probably due to them being too harsh on hands and I’ve also had several clients with chip free nails for 2/3 weeks! So...
  3. R

    Some sort of infection in my nails/cuticles, please help

    Hi, About a month ago I had gels on and i noticed lifting on one of my finger nails. I saw all this sort of peeling and debris under the nail, so I cut it down and it looked horrible - photo attached when I removed the gel, the nail was like chalk way past the end of the free edge, it was just...
  4. Pearlmoonnails

    Halo top coat lid broken?

    Hi, I have started using halo top and base coat for my services and I can't nock the products they last really well. My issue is I am not a very busy tech as I have only been open around 2 months and only have 2/3 regular clients at the moment and I have noticed that my halo no wipe top coat lid...
  5. K

    Mixing gel brands?

    Hi! I just started doing my own gel nails at home. I went to a nail tech who did my full set, and she used the Orly builder in the pink jar to build the nails. My question is, when I go to do my fill, can I use IBD gel to build the nail back up or will it lift? I'll also be using the IBD...
  6. L

    Post gel allergy advice

    Hi everyone, About two and a half years ago, I developed a gel allergy due to applying (cheap) gel polish myself at home (badly!) I know, stupid mistake, and lesson learnt! I stopped doing that altogether, and have been using regular polish since then, and my nails have been in good shape...
  7. CassieYPN

    French gel nails advice

    Hello Just a little question about French gel nails as I am new and just starting out... How long does it roughly take you all to do a full set of French nails 1, With tips ? 2, With forms ? And if possible for more experienced techs how long when you 1st started and how long as fully...
  8. B

    Premier Gel lamp recommendations

    Hiya, I have recently swapped gel polish brands to Premier Gel, but do not know what lamp would be compatible? On their website it says to use a 48w lamp, I have had a look at the Sun UV Lamps so far. I haven't received a response from Premier Gel themselves on what brand they recommend? I...
  9. A

    Nails help

    I have been getting gel nails for 4 years now but lately the skin on my fingers are starting to burn while the gel is getting cured. My skin is hard, red and has white dots, on some areas the skin in so dry and keeps peeling off in small patches. Do I have uv burns or something? What do I do and...
  10. S

    Gellen gel nail polish

    I have recently qualified as a nail tech, I am looking to build my kit. Has anyone used the Gellen gel nail polish and would you recommend it?
  11. S

    Gel on 5 year old?

    My sister and her daughter are going on holiday for 2 weeks My sister really wants me to do gel polish nails on fingers & toes to my niece so they last Surely she is waaaay too young she’s only coming 5 years old Any advice?
  12. B

    Gel nail lamp recommendations?

    Hi, Could anyone recommend a good gel nail lamp to use? Currently using a Sensationail one however it seems to be on the blink. The polishes I use are: OPI, Gelish, Sensationail and Halo Gel therefore the lamp needs to be compatible with these polishes. Thanks Lizzie
  13. C

    Issues with lifting and breaking gel nails

    Hi everyone, I became qualified to use ProNails products last year and gave up after a few months as my confidence took a huge knock. All of my clients would lose nails or they'd all end up snapping off and I just felt that I couldn't produce a good enough set and I wasn't getting any better...
  14. S

    Gel nail brands and lamp

    Hi everyone so for Christmas my auntie got me a gel nail lamp from amazon (48w uv/led), the brand is gustala.... I understand you are supposed to use the same brand products (like polish colour, base and top coat) but is it okay to use different brands with my lamp as long as I use that brands...
  15. M

    Akzentz gel nails

    Hello, I thought I would reach out to you. I’ve become Licensed Nail Technician in july, doing gels nails, acrylic no chips etc. I have a problem with gel nails with some clients. Some nails been lifting from cuticle? I do prep nails the same for all the services and I know how this is very...
  16. N

    Using different brand builder gels for infills

    Hi all, I have been using Cuccio cool cure self levelling gel for my gel extensions for quite some time now but recently have started using IBD builder gel which i find so much easier to use. When it comes to my client's infill appointments, can I use the IBD gel over the top of the Cuccio...
  17. BecxBeauty

    Cruelty-free & vegan gel polish

    Hi everyone, Can anyone recommend a gel nail polish that has been confirmed as not tested on animals and is vegan by the company? Thank you ☺️
  18. Princessintraining

    Help, can I offer forms for extensions?

    Hello, so I have just completed my Nail Technician Professional - Gel Diploma level 2. I am awaiting my results however even though the course stated it covered extensions it only went over the application of tips. My question is will i be able to offer my clients extensions via forms? Or will i...
  19. J

    Oppertunity to rent space in a large salon for nail bar

    Hi Guys, I’m in the process of taking on the lease for a shop next door to my beauty salon which is situated next door to Sainsbury’s, huge footfall and traffics flow. I’m looking for someone that would like to open up their own Nail Bar, I’m located in High Wycombe, Bucks. Give me a call...
  20. J

    Looking for a business partner in Bucks - High Wycombe

    Hi Guys, I’m looking for a business partner! I have been in the beauty and tanning industry for almost 18 years, I’m just in the process of hoping to take on the shop next door to my beauty salon which is situated next door to Sainsbury’s on a main road with fantastic passing trade footfall...
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