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    Clothing store with nail salon & acrylic odours?

    Hey everyone. I am planning to open a clothing boutique sometime soon and I would have a beauty station in the same hall(the beauty station would be separated from the boutique with a glass divider) The beauty station would offer make up, lash extension and nail extension services but I am quite...
  2. I

    Ink London or Ikon.iq?

    Hi everyone! I’ve posted in here a few times recently looking for advice on nail brands. I think I’ve narrowed it down to 2 - Ink London or iron.iq currently I’m using CND, not finding the longevity isn’t there anymore. I’m looking for something that is straightforward to use, easy to remove...
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    The Gel Bottle (converting from CND Shellac)

    Hi! I’m looking at converting to the Gel Bottle. Currently I’m using CND shellac but I’m finding it just isn’t lasting as well as it used to :-( After a lot of research I’m looking at picking up just a few key colours from the gel bottle to start - what would you recommend? What have you all...
  4. 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...
  5. N

    Becoming a nail technician?

    Hey all! I want to start my journey into becoming a nail technician however I have done so much research on courses and qualifications and cannot seem to find a clear indication on the best qualification / training provider. I am currently living in Dartford (NW Kent/SE London/Essex) - could...
  6. N

    Nail technicians wanted

    looking for Nail technicians wanting to rent a chair in salon in Birmingham (Erdington)
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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 :)
  12. 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...
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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...
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    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...
  15. K

    NSI Secrets gel?

    Some experience with this gel?
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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