1. T

    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. Blackxs

    Acrylic extensions or gel extensions?

    Hi I am starting out in Nails and can't decide which course to do first. Would you recommend Acrylic extensions or gel extensions? I eventually want to offer both but at the moment can only afford to go on one of the courses. What do clients prefer coming to you for? Thank you so much for your help.
  3. S

    Online acrylic and gel nail course

    Hi all, I booked to do a 3 day fast track gel and acrylic course with glitterbels, but due to the COVID the dates are on hold. They have now said we can change to an online course which is cheaper, they will be using Skype and zoom so you will still be watched ect. Would you say this wil still...
  4. L

    Beginner nail tech help

    Hi! I’m hoping someone will be able to help me out with a few questions I have about becoming a nail tech :) I have enrolled in a level 2, 2 week acrylic nail course with Candor Professional Beauty Academy (CPBA) which is a government funded course. Once qualified it will give me the...
  5. E

    Acrylic nail starter?

    Hey all, Wondering if anyone would care to assist. I was booked in to start my Acrylic nail course a in March but due to Covid-19 it has had to be pushed back ( totally understandable) I have completed all my online training but have yet to do any practical. I am looking for an Acrylic kit...
  6. thenailsandbeautycoven


    Hi guys! Just looking for some advice really - I’ve been asked a few times recently about doing 1-1’s in nail art. I have no idea how to get into this, it’s something I think I’d like to work towards offering. Just wondering if any of you have any kickstart advice! Thank you!
  7. L


    Hi all, I have just started my own business and I’m renting a room in a holistic/ lash training salon. I have existing clients already (not a lot) but I am trying to find as many ways as possible to promote, I have done leaflet dropping, Facebook and Instagram ads but I am now thinking of going...
  8. Loulaaxx

    Halo gel polish

    I was looking at getting some halo gel polish ... I currently use gel by gel nails and it is fab ... halo gel have soo many colours but I don’t want to buy a few colours if they are not going to last ... I would still be using my gel by gel nails base and top coat ... please let me know your...
  9. nirvanawalsh

    Help, issues with gel extensions

    Hi I’m newly qualified since October 2019, I took a course in gel polish and gel extensions, gel polish I’m great with and don’t have any problems, although gel extensions I’m struggling with a little, I’m confident with how to do them and in the end they look great, although they aren’t staying...
  10. 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...
  11. AphroditeNails

    Naio gel polish removal

    Hi this is my first post I am a newly trained nail technician and am using naio gel polishes however am struggling to get it off.. I am prepping well and using dehydrator, base coat, gel polish and top coat. I have tried using 100% pure acetone and even more than 20 minutes and still not coming...
  12. N

    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...
  13. C

    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...
  14. 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...
  15. E

    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...
  16. C

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. K

    E files

    Just wanted to ask, which e file are you using?
  20. D

    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'...