1. Lillyb

    Nail courses

    Hello, I have always wanted to do beauty and recently had a baby so I think it's the best time to start now. I want to do a course in nail extensions, acrylics, powder etc. I cant seem to find a good course however I have come across the beauty academy but the reviews are a little mixed could...
  2. 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...
  3. E

    Gel nails sticky residue

    Hi Friends, i need a little advice. I am doing my own Gel nails at home but when I tried to remove the residue using some alcohol wipes. But it removed the shine and the nail became matte. Any advice?
  4. abbymayy

    Insurance recommendations?

    Hi all, I've recently qualified as a nail tech and I'm feeling overwhelmed by all of the insurance providers out there! (Not to mention choosing products, equipment, etc) I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? My qualification is Guild accredited so I am tempted to go with them but...
  5. R

    MyLee Gel nail polish?

    Hi I’m just beginning my training however I’m looking in to what brands are best. I’ve come across Mylee Mygel and I want to know your thoughts on the product. Thanks :)
  6. Annie1991

    UV/LED combined lamp

    Hi everyone, I’m wanting to get a better lamp that is broad spectrum and so will cure a few different brands. I currently have a UV lamp but have been reading that combined lamps can be better as they will tick more boxes. Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent sized lamp (can fit...
  7. C

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. K

    NSI Secrets gel?

    Some experience with this gel?
  10. Jades Nails

    How long did it take to build a good client base

    Wondering how long it took to find and keep enough clients to have s successful business / income.
  11. Jades Nails

    Worst nail clients

    Hi ladies, just want to know about your worst nail clients and how you deal/ dealt with them. were they rude, or complained. And some of your biggest pet peeves ( mine is when they use there phone during a treatment or book in for a gel polish without letting me know they also need a gel...
  12. Dazzlingnails

    Pedicure help!

    So I just started out with pedicures and wondering time limits and extra costs If they want a gel polish. So a pedicure with a regular polish I thought should take a hour so do we add more time for a gel polish. And when they come back for a reapplication do you charge to remove the gel polish...
  13. 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...
  14. K

    Shellac UV LED burn?

    I have a question for any shellac manicure technicians/ gurus.. I got a shellac manicure on Saturday and before my nail tech brought out the lamp, she told me to wash my hands. I used soap and water and proceeded to get my nails done, after I got done, I heard another technician tell their...
  15. msophie

    Must have OPI colours?

    Hi, I’ve got my nail course booked, and I’m set on using OPI products as I’ve always loved them. I’ve got my selections for must have colours but of course not everyone’s taste is the same!
  16. R

    Nail tech working for Steiner cruise ship

    Hey All, New to this salon geek! Hope someone out there can help me, I’m in need of a change and I am currently working as a beauty Theripist the last 8 years, I’ve always had itchy feet to see what it is like to work on a cruise ship. I have an interview with Steiner on the 24th of feb this...
  17. R

    Online nail technician training?

    Wondering if anyone cam help please. I would like to train as a nail technician, and my loval college doesn’t have any courses . Are there any courses I can do online that would result in my being able to practice professionally? I’m only interested in doing gels at this stage, as already do...
  18. M

    Gel range without nasties!

    Hi ladies I’ve just qualified for nails but would prefer to use a brand for gels that is less chemical & free of nasties! The same for cuticle softeners etc & maybe a low odour acetone but realise this may not be possible. Can anyone recommend please? X
  19. S

    Nail training with Advanced Learner Loan

    Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advise on how to get started on a new venture into nails. I seem to be searching into it and but just getting nowhere. I have recently found out about the advanced learner loan and was wondering if anyone has gone through their training with the help of this and if...
  20. B

    Nail technician training

    Hi guys, I am just looking for a bit of advice. I am currently doing my level 3 vtct nail technician training and finish in November. At the moment I am also full time employed, and am looking for advice as to what the next steps are best when I am qualified. I’ve been reading around and a...