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  1. R

    Help, Bio sculpture Galaxy collection

    Hey, I know this might be a reach... I have used bio sculpture in the past (when I was doing my mani & pedi training the instructor was also a trainer for Bio sculpture). I have not done the bio sculpture training and well to be honest, I am not really planning to do it.. However I would...
  2. E

    Ellisons/beauty wholesale

    Hi fellow geeks 🤗 I’ve recently passed six online beauty courses... nails, pedicures, lash lift, waxing etc... i’d really like to set up a trade account with Ellisons or Sallys, but as i’ve only done online courses i’m unable to register as i don’t have a beauty nvq. has anyone got around this...
  3. K

    No access to my schedule - USA based

    Hi! im a stylist at a salon, I have worked here for two years, we use square appointments. Each stylist has access to their own schedule via their mobile device, this means we can book appointments and change them if necessary. Recently we had a couple stylists get fired and one quit, the owner...
  4. Fjo3

    Green crazy colour help!

    Hi I recently put purple crazy colour over my blonde balayage (I have naturally dark hair) and it’s gone a horrible green colour with some bright blue bits. I really want my blonde back and I have no idea how to do it. I’ve heard baking soda, ketchup (??), dish soap, but I don’t know if these...
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    Hair extension models, feeling nervous!

    Hi All, I'm currently undergoing online training course with Maxwell Melia to learn 5 different methods - LA Weave, Nano bonds, Micro bonds, Fusion bonds and tapes. I'll be honest I'm not feeling overly confident because the mannequin head is so difficult to use, I can't get straight lines...
  6. B

    Courses advice

    Hi, I have recently qualified 5 months ago in SPMU, but I really want to do more, I currently offer Ombre brows, brow treatments, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion. I feel like I am not receiving the client base, I want to purchase a course that offers 14 qualifications and a free teaching...
  7. nichuntr

    Level 5 red toned to a level 7 ash

    Hi, I have a client who currently has a Milkshake 5.87 (I think, but definitely at a level 5) and she's wanting to go to Affinage 7.2 which is very ash. How am I going to do this? Lift to higher than a 7 and tone down? Do I need to use colour remover before hand to make it easier? Any help would...
  8. B

    Gel nails popping off, ready to give up and quit

    Hi everyone, I'm a nail tech in BC, Canada, who had graduated in December and is now working in a wonderful salon since March. When I was in school, I had the occasional nail fall off but nothing crazy. However, ever since I started at this salon, almost all of my gel sets have been falling...
  9. 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...
  10. B

    Client list

    I would like some advice please....... bare with me while I give the back story...... I’ve worked in a salon for 2.5years now on a self employed basis.....being paid commission for the treatments I did. Around 60% of the clients were already going to the salon when I started, and approximately...
  11. L

    Beginner nail tech help

    Hi! I’m hoping someone will be able to help me out with a few questions I have about becoming a nail tech :) I have enrolled in a level 2, 2 week acrylic nail course with Candor Professional Beauty Academy (CPBA) which is a government funded course. Once qualified it will give me the...
  12. E

    Returning/starting after 6 years

    Hi, I qualified as a beauty therapist about 8 years ago. I never ended up doing anything I did want start up as self employed but ended up starting a family. Now I’m a stay at home mum and I been trying to find something to do for ages but having trouble with childcare and husbands work...
  13. S

    New lash technician needing help

    Hi so a few months ago I did a vtct classic lash course and since then I’ve not done anything with it besides practice of family and friends,I currently work doing hair but it’s not that side of beauty I want to do its lashes,nails etc,I’m currently doing a course in nails aswell so I can offer...
  14. 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...
  15. N

    Help from fellow experienced hair extension technicians

    Heyy everyone, Bit apprehensive about posting my own thread lol but I've scoured the internet long enough and getting absolutely no where so here goes. I qualified in hair extensions fairly recently and to be honest struggling to get clientele as I am not currently a hair dresser or work in...
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    Beauty therapists of 15-20 years experience, help!

    Good Evening All..... I’m seeking some assistance from any therapists out there who have a BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy. I trained in London between 1998-2000 and was awarded my BTEC ND in the summer of 2000. I’ve never had trouble with insurance but I’m now working for a salon and...
  17. nirvanawalsh

    Help, issues with gel extensions

    Hi I’m newly qualified since October 2019, I took a course in gel polish and gel extensions, gel polish I’m great with and don’t have any problems, although gel extensions I’m struggling with a little, I’m confident with how to do them and in the end they look great, although they aren’t staying...
  18. B

    Salon waste!

    Hi everyone, just wanted a little advice, I currently work in a salon, (renting a room) I have to get rid of the waste I.e take it home and dispose of as we haven’t got a salon bin! I do aesthetics (fillers, micro needling) and also do Dermaplaning, in terms of getting rid of the waste for...
  19. C

    Training advice

    Hi There, I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice regarding training. I have been thinking about this for several years but always talk myself out of it i think because im a little frightened, feel too old etc but my current work is so unfulfilling, I would love to do a job that I...
  20. jen1989cuttie

    Wax pot bucket

    Heya I was wondering if anyone can help me please, I have a Lycon wax pot and it didn’t come with the wax bucket that goes in the wax pot I rang them and they said it’s discontinued and they aren’t getting them in again...the lady said I can get one from Sally’s or Ellisons... i ordered the...
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