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    Nail file maintenance and recommendations?

    Hello, I am a nail technician in training and wanting to cover certain things before I divulge into doing them on other people. My main question is about nail files and their sanitisation, I have been to a salon where they spritz the nail file with disinfectant before use. Presumably between...
  2. Jade.246

    Acrylic nails and gel polish issues, help

    Hi, I have recently been learning how to do my own acrylic nails, although I have come across a few issues. I have done them around 20 times now and still struggling to figure out where I’m going wrong so just wanting a bit of advice. I have watched a lot of videos and it seems I’m doing it...
  3. 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...
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    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...
  5. LinnF

    Damaged nails

    Hi again, I also wanted to ask about applying acrylic to damaged or naturally weak nails. The acrylics lift and there's the danger of damaging the nails further by buffing and removal right? I know some of this is inevitable but surely there must be ways to manage it a bit? Do you think I...
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    Run away client

    Hi all, looking for some advise on how too deal with a bad experience. So, today I had a client in for a full set of acrylics. I qualified almost 7 weeks ago and my prices reflect this. She is fully aware I am new qualified and why I only charge £15. She agreed this was fine and we booked it...
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    Young Nails Protein Bond and IBD

    Hi all, I have recently been advised to use Young Nails Protein Bond to prevent lifting on my gel extensions. I am currently using IBD hard builder gel. Does anyone have any experience in hai g this particular combination. I’m not sure if I should be mixing brands?