1. jenny b

    Job opportunity Manchester

    SHAINDY’S STUDIO We’re a professional Hair and Beauty salon based in Manchester we pride ourself with our customer satisfaction. A position has become available for a full / part time beauty therapist / nail technician level 3 on a commission basis We have a large client base that has potential...
  2. H

    Nail acrylic brand

    What’s the best brand for acrylic ? That has a range of colours ?
  3. S

    I need some help

    Hello everyone, new here. I stumbled across this place while browsing google, looking for a solution to my problem, which is overgrown cuticles. At least that's what I thought. But the more I researched, the more I was convinced my problem was unique...
  4. K

    Mixing gel brands?

    Hi! I just started doing my own gel nails at home. I went to a nail tech who did my full set, and she used the Orly builder in the pink jar to build the nails. My question is, when I go to do my fill, can I use IBD gel to build the nail back up or will it lift? I'll also be using the IBD...
  5. S

    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...
  6. 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 (, but I'm a bit...
  7. N

    Mobile nail business for newbies

    Hi all, wondering if anyone could offer some advice? :) I'm currently going through training to be able to offer shellac and acrylic nails. I was hoping to start this up as a small mobile nail business on the side of my full time job. I will be travelling to clients and wondered whether others...
  8. Soph_beauty

    Glittered acrylic

    Hello, I have just started acrylics using NSI nail brand. I have recently been looking into nails and a lot of younger girls like to have coloured acrylics and glittered acrylics. I know that NSI is a good nail brand and can be trusted as to why I chose it however they have very little colours...
  9. J

    Nail tech filed through my nail plate!

    I got my nails done at a home salon, and when she was filing the acrylic down the sides of my nails, it was super painful and started to bleed on 2 fingers, so I asked her to stop. Low and behold, after further inspection, I realized she had literally filed through my nail! There was a raw hole...
  10. Amelia Rose

    Can I sell nail glue with press on nails?

    Hi, I’m starting up an online business in the UK selling handmade/custom press on nails. I’m wanting to include sticky tabs and nail glue with every order but I’m unsure if I’m allowed to do this! I’ve googled and looked online for ages and can’t find any information regarding selling glue...
  11. K

    NSI Secrets gel?

    Some experience with this gel?
  12. V

    Gel polish recommendations?

    I have a gel polish course next Tuesday. The starter kit comes with Halo gel polishes. Just wondering if anyone has used this brand and if it’s any good for beginners? The starter kit is optional so if the reviews aren’t great I won’t bother. Any other affordable gels for beginners would be...
  13. Adrienne Hagen

    Advice on vertical splitting?

    Hey everyone, I've got a couple of quick questions. My grandmother has a couple of nails that split vertically from the free edge, and nail treatments and moisturizing has only done so much for her. (I would upload an image, but apparently it's too large.) My first question is: Should I go with...
  14. Domine

    Ireland, self employed

    I have searched the forums but can't find an answer. Is there anyone in Ireland who has gone self-employed? Did you have to register as a business/get an accountant? I'm hoping to start renting a booth or setting up at home in the next few months. I'm fully qualified in Nails/Beauty but plan to...
  15. B

    Acrylic nails advice

    Hello! I’m a newly qualified nail technician (March) and was recommended a few company names for products to trial once qualified, but I wanted to know what your thoughts were. I’m still really struggling with the process and although the end product looks good, I’m finding that my clients nails...
  16. K

    Loose glitter over The Manicure Company gel not working

    I’ve tried to add loose glitter from A&A onto the manicure company gels but it’s just working! I put it on the colour coat after curing but it’s not sticky enough! I’m not really sure what other product to use. I’ve put a top coat on after the colour and put it on the tacky layer of that which...
  17. K

    How to put “no refund” politely

    I have recently switched brands and I use the entire The Manicure Company hard gel collection including lamp. Client wanted v long extensions which would already make them less stronger. She knew I was testing a new brand which was why they were cheaper. Her nails also were not in the best...
  18. brybeex

    Lifted acrylic

    Hi all, :) I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on the following and point me in the right direction. I have a particular nail client who's nails either break or lift in a matter of 5 days. Other clients nails lasts weeks on end! She likes to have stiletto nails, small/medium...
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    Additional training?

    Hi I’m just wondering what people would recommend with regards to acrylic nail courses. I have 3 options: 1 Do I take a course via college and get my level 3 NVQ with VTCT. 2 Or do I learn through a private training company where I pay out.. Or 3 hope that an employer will want to teach me...
  20. Jades Nails

    Taking non refundable deposits

    I’ve just become self employed, renting a nail table from a salon. Lately the salon including myself have had no shows, some won’t even bother to give a text to let me know they cannot make the appointment. I was talking to the owner and she said she is going to start taking deposits for all...