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  1. C

    Gold rim nails

    Hi, does anybody know what other alternatives I can use to create gold rims on nails with foil? I’ve seen that a lot use “stick it” which looks good but I can’t afford it just yet. Is there anything else I can use that works just as well? Thanks xxx
  2. A

    Help, nails advice

    Nail files to thin and acrylic gel put on top and now they hurt so bad wondering if I should remove the gel and if so how do I go about it ?
  3. S

    Bio Sculpture French white problems

    Hi everyone, I trained with biosculpture many many years ago and so happy with them I wouldn’t use any other gel brand. I use the Bio LED lamp and never normally have problems except for when I do all white nails using no.1 french white. It always takes me double the time to get a streak free...
  4. C

    Allergic reaction

    Hi everyone! My first time posting here and I am in desperate need of some advice for allergy itch relief and allergy causers. Tuesday morning I did an infill on myself using acrylic products I’ve used plenty of times before and gel polishes from 2 brands I’ve used plenty before but colours...
  5. N

    Acrylic brands help please

    Hi, just wondering if any nail techs can comment with the brand and/or supplier of acrylic you use professionally please. I've just recently qualified in acrylics and have been looking at different brands and am so confused as a lot of what I'm finding is available to the public but I would have...
  6. njnails

    Looking for advice

    Hi, all! I'm currently studying level 3 nails (I'm from the UK) but have a level 2 qualification in nails. So far, I have no experience, my confidence levels are next to none and my anxiety is through the roof. I've been searching for jobs and the adverts will say that they're looking for...
  7. O

    Part time nail technician, where do I start?

    Hi all, I'm currently taking the Nail Technology City & Guilds Level 2 Award. I have a full-time job (Mon-Fri) and would really like to start doing nails in the evenings and weekends. My uncle has a hair salon and has offered me a space at the back for Saturdays and I was hoping to do it from...
  8. Z

    Gel nails help

    Hi everyone I’m looking at starting to offer Gel as an add on for manicures and pedicures but struggling which brand to choose. Ideally I’d like to have a gel system that matches normal lacquer such as the Shellac/ Vinylux , The Gel Bottle/ Peacci, Gelish/ Morgan Taylor and Cuccio. But I’m...
  9. M

    Top coat not curing!

    Hey everyone! I’m new here and I had to resort to a forum to know what’s going on with my top coat. Im not a professional, I’m a nail enthusiast and i only do my nails. Recently I bought a topcoat and I did my nails and I sealed my color with it, but it looked cloudy instead of glossy. And I...
  10. M

    Best gel polish?

    I am newly qualified in gel polish and currently looking into what gel brand to purchase, I have narrowed it down and the ones that have caught my eye are: - glitterbells - DND - miss u - candy coat - halo If anyone has used any of these brands it would be great for your feedback on them :)...
  11. C

    Zuca bag or Roo Beauty Lolabelle mobile bag, which one to buy?

    Hi Salon Geeks, I would like to buy a new bag as I work mobile doing mani/pedis and tans. And currently using a tool bag from Homebase (it is awesome and sturdy but doesn’t fit my tanning kit), a supermarket bag for the pedi bowl and a mini suitcase. I have a Belava pedi tub for pedicures. My...
  12. Elrose

    Work Showcase Stilll not back at work so here’s a throwback

    This client love, love, loved pink and would have a new pink set each month without fail! ♡
  13. B

    Opening salon information

    Hi, Me and my friend are opening a beauty salon, we have found a location but I wanted to find out a few things. Are we able to do semi permanent make up and fillers in the same space as nail extensions , we where thinking to get a divider to separate the space? What licensing do we need...
  14. J

    NVQ vs. regular accredited & insurance covered courses?

    Hi, I'm looking to do a complete nail technician course but there are so many options available with a range of prices. I understand certain qualifications are not insured and some are, but what is the difference in doing an NVQ over a full nail tech course (which is accredited and insurable)...
  15. M

    Advice for nail tech/eyelash tech training in Ireland

    Hi all, bit of background - have worked for many years as a hair extensionist, mainly out of a family hair salon in Spain. I have been back in Ireland since the Covid and am planning on staying here until early next year when I will return to Spain. I love my job with hair but I have always...
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    Bruising or fungus?

    Hello, I have a client that has bruising on her toes after removing her acrylic overlay. Or what I believe to be bruising after she explained she had previous trauma from dropping something on her big toes primarily. I am wondering since clipping away the damaged portion should I deny service...
  17. A

    Help! Mobile beauty?

    Hello - I am looking for a change in career. I have always been interested in Beauty! I am from Birmingham and moving to Loughton, London for a university course. I was hoping to spend these last couple months training in Beauty. This would be natural nails + gels / holistic facials. Can I ask...
  18. KatieL3321

    I’m just here to vent!

    It’s recently come to my attention that there is another girl local to me that is newly qualified in lashes and nails has been working all throughout lockdown from home and doing at a heavily reduced price. She’s been advertising all over social media that she’s working “but no need to worry...
  19. Jade.246

    Acrylic nails and gel polish issues, help

    Hi, I have recently been learning how to do my own acrylic nails, although I have come across a few issues. I have done them around 20 times now and still struggling to figure out where I’m going wrong so just wanting a bit of advice. I have watched a lot of videos and it seems I’m doing it...
  20. E

    Self employed in salon and taking deposits

    Hello, I’m looking for advice with regards to taking deposits by card/BACS. I have self employed girls in my salon, all using their own card machines/cash pots. I would like to start implementing a strong deposit policy and am wondering if anybody can give me any advice on how I could do this...