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    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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  6. 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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    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...
  8. M

    Echos/Echosline lightener, which has better lift?

    Im very new to the brand Does anyone use it? Do you find you get more lift from the blue or violet on quite a dark base?
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    Nail crisis, please help!

    I recently got acrylic nails, I have hand then on 3 days now and the 4th finger on my right hand was caught on something and it really is painful! It's oozing with pus and was bleeding when I caught it. I have it cut down and taped up at the minute but how do I get the acrylic off without...
  10. L

    Start up mobile beauty

    Hi all! I am in the process of setting up my own mobile beauty business (UK). Just wondered if anyone had any hints/ tips and any personal experiences. Thanks :)
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    I’m allergic to nail products

    Yerr ❤️ Hi, my name is Zarati. I am 24yrs old & from Bronx NY. I am currently enrolled in school to be an esthetician as well as lash/nail certified trainings. I have always loved getting my nails done growing up and was popular for having nail art/designs way ahead of the trends, crystals...
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    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...
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    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...
  14. S

    Lash & brow tinting

    How do you all prep the brows or lashes for tinting? Is wiping over with oil free makeup remover, then water with Cotton pads damp, dry & proceed with tint enough? Thank you
  15. S

    How to clean facial bowls?

    Hello, I’m starting facials and just wondering how everyone sanitises bowls? Wouldn’t want to use anything too strong but still want to make sure they are clean? Is boiling water enough? Thank you
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    Help, difficult client!

    Hello, I'm a mobile tech and went to a client's house a few months ago to do a full set. Nails were fine but I had to repeatedly ask her to tell her child to stop taking things out of my beauty kit/opening pots of gel etc. She didn't seem that bothered (she even said "oops" when he picked up...
  17. K

    Eyelash extensions

    Hello all I am looking for advice I have my eye enhancement qualification which included party lash extensions Would this cover individual lashes or would I need another qualification Thanks
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    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...
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    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...
  20. 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 (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07NWKBSM7/ref=crt_ewc_title_srh_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1TW5YI33MULC5), but I'm a bit...
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