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    Walsall Salon rental opportunities

    Hi all, I’m currently in the process of taking over a salon in Walsall. The salon is a chair/room rental salon. The upstairs area has 3 stylist and 1 beautician. I will be changing the downstairs area from sunbed stations to nails/make up/ lashes/ wig maker stations. I have 5 stations...
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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...
  3. Abbiegolland95

    How to infill?

    So when I did my course in Acrylic Overlay she said she didn't need to show me how to do an infill which at the time didn't worry me so much. Now I am at the point where I am wanting to start trying working on clients but the one thing I don't know how to do is this.... I have tried to find...
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    Builder gel removal, what am I doing wrong?

    Hi, newbie here.. So I got my certificate a few weeks ago and as I’ve been adviced, I went to my local capital hair&beauty. When I asked if they have any soak off gels (builder gel, not gel polish) they recommended the soak off UV builder base gel, also referred to as “builder in a bottle” by...
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    Doing nails on a cruise ship?

    so ive been wanting to work on a cruise ship since my beauty school days. It seems like you have to be hired through a third party to work for the spas. so far I only know of steiner(the most well known) and canyon ranch. I hear a lot of mixed reviews for steiner. some love it and some...
  6. Abbiegolland95

    Am I able to offer gel polish?

    I recently passed in Acrylic overlay with nail tips. Looking at getting some additional training in Mani/Pedi there is an option to add inc gel polish but quite confused as on my course I did put a top coat on and use the UV Lamp so would I be able to offer gel polish as a service ? If not I'm...
  7. 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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    E files

    Just wanted to ask, which e file are you using?
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    Newly qualified nail tech looking for brand reviews!

    Hi all, Very newly qualified nail tech deciding what brands to choose to offer my clients. Currently using 'The Edge' acrylic and 'MyGel' gel polish that I used during training but not a fan. What are the best acrylic companies? For liquid and powders, my tutor got me 'The Manicure Company'...
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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...
  11. K

    Komilfo gel polish

    Hi, I lately heard of a chip gel polish brand calld Komilfo. Had anyone heard of it? Is it good?
  12. K

    OPI Gelcolor problems

    Hi everyone, Last week I started using OPI gel color and every thing was good. 2 days later air bubbles started forming in the corners of the nails. After that, the gel started to come off the nails. Help?
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    Is this normal for a nail salon?

    Hey! My name is Christina and im a new nail tech, I've been doing my own nails for years but recently started doing others and graduated manicuring classes a little less then a year ago. Nails are my passion and i recently started working at a salon and I've been there around almost 6 months...
  14. K

    Slow gel removal

    Hi, I need help.. I’m using Trugel gel remover and it takes 2 hours to take the gel off the nails! I guess it’s the brand I’m using but still what can I do? Should I use pure acetone?
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    Some sort of infection in my nails/cuticles, please help

    Hi, About a month ago I had gels on and i noticed lifting on one of my finger nails. I saw all this sort of peeling and debris under the nail, so I cut it down and it looked horrible - photo attached when I removed the gel, the nail was like chalk way past the end of the free edge, it was just...
  16. 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...
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    Nail acrylic brand

    What’s the best brand for acrylic ? That has a range of colours ?
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    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...
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    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...
  20. 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...