Like the other girls, I'd recommend you train in all three systems rather than just one. I initially trained in L&P but also did some training in Gel so that I'd be able to offer it should I be asked. I have only ever been asked for Gel nails once, everybody else wants L&P, so you might want to rethink your plans. That didn't stop me from trying about 8 different Gel trial kits to see what was out there.
As for Allesandro, I have never tried their products, and after witnessing the totally unprofessional behaviour by their UK distributor, I never shall now. Their product may be the best thing since sliced bread, but I wouldn't want anything to do with their company now - and I'm sure you must know what I'm talking about. I've looked on their website and they don't seem to do a 'trial kit' like most other companies, so that would put me off too. There's no way I'd be spending hundreds of pounds on a product if I'd not had a chance to work with it first.
However, if your interest IS
actually genuine, I would point you towards some Gel company's I HAVE
dealt with and found the people involved with these companies to be totally professional in their behaviour, very polite, full of helpful information, and NEVER
have I heard them try to drag down another company's product just because it differed from their own.
These three companies I have dealt with in the past and would highly recommend them to others. They all provide a number of Training Courses. Nails Plus Beauty sell a gel called 'Akzéntz' which I have heard numerous good reports about and am about to buy a trial kit myself to try.
Then of course there is NSI who have their 'Balance' Gel and Creative who have just launched their 'Brisa' Gel. I haven't tried Brisa yet as it's like goldust.
I would advise anyone who was new to the 'nail game' to try different companies and have as many 'try before you buy' sessions to see which product suited you best. I trained with Creative (and wonderful training it was - I am constantly surprised by questions from Nail Techs who received their training elsewhere and yet are asking the most basic questions about things that should have been learned on their foundation training, yet for some reason, wasn't taught!), once I passed my Foundation course I tried other L&P systems because I wanted to know what was out there. I eventually settled for EZ Flow, just a matter of preference and nothing against Creative's products.
Now, I've given my opinion as 'un-biasedly' as I can, and I have included Creative along with the other Companies I have given praise to, because I believe praise should be given where it's due. Can't say fairer than that - huh? :twisted: