1. S

    New to gels, recommendations greatly appreciated!

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to gels although I have been doing nails for several years. Can you all post your favorite brands? It's overwhelming at all the brands that are available out there. Any advice would be appreciated especially on specific brands! Thanks in advance!
  2. D

    Sally’s nail training?

    Hi I have been wanting to start nails and all things beauty for about 5 years and keep on putting it off for not being able to afford to buy a lot of products, scared I won’t be good enough, jnow that ALOT of people are now in this industry. when I saw the cost of the Sally’s ASP manicure and...
  3. J

    Starting mobile technician business

    Hello everyone, I’m due to start my mobile nail technician business next month and I was wondering what people’s set ups are. Do I need to buy a usb nail lamp and plug it into a portable charger? Or do people just plug their lamps into a wall? I also need advice on how to promote my business...
  4. AphroditeNails

    Naio gel polish removal

    Hi this is my first post I am a newly trained nail technician and am using naio gel polishes however am struggling to get it off.. I am prepping well and using dehydrator, base coat, gel polish and top coat. I have tried using 100% pure acetone and even more than 20 minutes and still not coming...
  5. LinF

    Speeding up gel extensions

    Hi, I'm training in gel extensions but I'm really struggling with timeing. Does anyone have any tips? I use ibd clear and builder with tips and gel polish
  6. K

    IBD Just Gel polish lifting issues!

    So I’ve recently qualified to do gel nail applications, and started off my mobile business. My first few clients while getting started have obviously been friends but I’m concerned to note that out of the 6 people I’ve done 4 have had lifting on the corners of their nails. I’ve followed the prep...
  7. Abbiegolland95

    Am I able to offer gel polish?

    I recently passed in Acrylic overlay with nail tips. Looking at getting some additional training in Mani/Pedi there is an option to add inc gel polish but quite confused as on my course I did put a top coat on and use the UV Lamp so would I be able to offer gel polish as a service ? If not I'm...
  8. K

    Rubber base questions

    Hey! I lately found out how you use rubber base. I have a few questions though... How do you remove it? Can you soak it off? Can you use it on anyone or just on weak nails? Lastly, I heard that there is such a thing “hard gel” and you use it like you use rubber base except this is for long and...
  9. A

    Best gel for a student?

    Hi sorry this is my first post, I’m studying beauty therapy right now and we were advised to get our own gel for practising at home. I just wanted to know what some good brands were? Ideally not super expensive as I can’t afford to pay loads and I’m only using them on myself and family. As I’m...
  10. K

    Slow gel removal

    Hi, I need help.. I’m using Trugel gel remover and it takes 2 hours to take the gel off the nails! I guess it’s the brand I’m using but still what can I do? Should I use pure acetone?
  11. M

    Anti fungal treatment before applying Polygel?

    I've watched so many videos about applying poly gel to nails. But none of them applied anti fungal to nails before applying bond coat and base coat. Is it because it's not needed with poly gel? But technicians working in Tehran, Iran do! Is it also because poly gels in America don't need anti...
  12. 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...
  13. lashedbyamber

    Polygel slip solution

    I know you can substitute slip solution with isopropyl alcohol, but what percentage is best? I can only find 99.9% on amazon, is that too strong??
  14. J

    Starting Polygel?

    hi everyone, I was looking into doing polygel on myself, and have a couple of questions! firstly, are the polygels on amazon "safe"? I was looking into the Gershion polygel kit (, but I'm a bit...
  15. K

    NSI Secrets gel?

    Some experience with this gel?
  16. Dani3300

    Needing help with gel application

    Hello all, This may very well be on a forum somewhere but whenever I search it’s telling me that the words were not included because of the length of them or because they’re too common. Anyway... long story short... I qualified as a nail tech a few years ago but didn’t really do anything with...
  17. K

    Loose glitter over The Manicure Company gel not working

    I’ve tried to add loose glitter from A&A onto the manicure company gels but it’s just working! I put it on the colour coat after curing but it’s not sticky enough! I’m not really sure what other product to use. I’ve put a top coat on after the colour and put it on the tacky layer of that which...
  18. K

    Gel polish brands

    I am in the process of moving away from CND j just think there is many other cheaper options out there that are just as good. I’ve dwindled them down to two companies The Manicure Company and Ink London. Has anyone used these and got any feedback on them both? For gel polish/ hard gel/...
  19. 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
  20. J

    Which should I use, gel or pomade?

    My hair is quite thick and curly. I cannot hold it in perfect shape. In this case, which product can give me better-holding capability with ultimate shininess gel or pomade?