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Experimenting with coloured acrylics

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I have been given a whole heap of coloured acrylics especially the Eziflow range, I have been having great fun using them on myself and think it is a good way of showing clients that they can have more than just French and Pink and white, what do you think?
 

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Ooo your so lucky, I can't wait to get to experiement with coloured acrylics.
 

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Have fun by all means especially on yourself (as that is where most coloured powders end up ... on YOU ... not on your clients).

Sorry, I do not mean to burst your bubble but apart from simple applications like coloured tips, most clients do not want permanent coloured applications and most won't pay you the extra they should be paying you to do it.

Pretty to look at, fun to do, but nail art is not the core of many nail businesses in the UK unless you have marketed yourself very successfully to that niche of clients who like it.

Ask MOST working nail technicians for a really honest answer and they will tell you that their coloured powders sit on their shelves gathering dust most of the time ... probably why someone off loaded them onto you ... because they were not using them.

Peeps complain about the cost of nail products and then spend wildly on stuff they will hardly ever use and which brings them no return on the money they have spent. :rolleyes: FAR BETTER to invest money in good retail products that will earn extra revenue for your business ... that is why we are in business.
 

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Yes, it's a good way to show your clients what alternatives are available if they are brave enough!

I mostly wear coloured glittery acrylics & lots of my clients comment on them.
I have about 25% of my clients wearing glitter acrylics.
Of those, they are usually french glittery whites (CND 'City of Peace' or 'Twilight' & normal pink beds or normal whites & glittery nail beds (Ezflow 'You should be Dancing' or 'Party Train', CND 'Glimmer')

I'm wearing a 3 coloured glitter french (it's in the critiques - about 2 weeks old) and I have had lots of comments, I tend to wear 'loud' nails to attract attention to my business by having the public ask me where I had them done etc.
I love classic P&W and to be honest you can't beat it for classy style that goes with everything, as long as they are done proportionally correct & not looking like a porn star lol!

Have fun with them - at least they have not cost you anything!

Just be aware of not mixing different products like one brand monomer & another brand powder. EzFlow coloured Boogie Nights can be used with other monomers i beleive though.
 

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Hi Hun,
I am a fan of coloured acrylics. The salon I used to go to before I trained as a tech, knew before I even arrived to get the baby pink with sparkle ready for me. I am a pink freak.........They used to give me a small pot of the colour they had used for me to keep. I used to take in my own box of diamontes for them to put on, so if I did ever break one, I had the exact match for them to use. I would hand it back, they would then mix that in with the new mix....or if still enough carry on with that little tub. If your clients liked the colours you can always keep the one you used on them separate until their next visit, or in case of a breakage, if they change to something else you have it to use on someone else. I always put some on the lid, and put some gel topcoat on it, set the sample under my lamp, then they can see how the finished colour will look. I rarely have traditional pink & white.........if I do then I have pink diamonte gems on them. Have fun experimenting. Lotsa luv x :hug: :hug:
 

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i'm all for it !!!!!!!!!!

so many salons these days, you can get a set of pink and whites on every corner. clients are begining to seek out those technicians who offer more than forever french enhancements.

i am known in my area for doing not only the standard french, but being able to set my clients nails apart from all the others that are churned out.
colour and embelishment plays a big part in my business, in fact a bigger part than pink and white.
 

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i have loads of clients that like the coloured powders there is so much you can do with them and people are really starting to notice they we can do more than a good french, i think it depends on the client you have hun my clients like to experiment with their nails but i do have some that like having a lovely french all the time as well i always have something different on mine and 9 times out 0f 10 i have at least 4 people have the same :green:
 

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First off, no one ever gives me anything.:)
To be honest, Im fair with my prices and do charge more for colored/glitter/spangles/nuggets/ all that fun stuff.
(Just yesterday I gave my nail distributor a good sized list to update some colors)
I am proud to share that I have clients that travel up to an hour to give me the opportunity to provide nail services.
Here in California there are 1-2 nail salons on practically ever single block(larger cities of course).

Thinking.... I have a (very)few rare clients that get regular l/p french or natural look nails.
Give em time and I will give them color.:)
 

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My girls must be weird then, because 70% hate P&W and always have a different coloured tip or a colour blended with white/softwhite.

P&W's found on any street corner - for sure thats correct here

thats why I have business I offer something differnt... want something out of the ordinary come to me - and they do! in this day and age with McNail bars on every corner in every mall you have to offer something different to survive.
 

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I also have alot of clients who have coloured tips, be it glitter, or a colour mix. Id probably say about 50% of my clients.

Have a go on yourself, and then your clients will see your work, and maybe they will be interested!

xxxxxxx
 

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when i started 3 months ago all the customers had only natural and french but since i always use color and designs on mine i have seen drastic changes. Many like to try out glitter french, flower designs, embeded nail art etc.... The previous nail tech never wore colors so nobody had ever been introduced to it.
I think there is a market for it, but i think a lot depends on how the nailtech promotes it. If you aren't a big fan of it yourself i think it doesn,t really rub off on the customers either.
 

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Ooh, this is all making me v. excited to learn all of this - I wanna see pics. Lots and lots of pics. Lol

x
 

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why not look in the gallery hun there are loads of pics in there i regularly put stuff in xx:green:xx
 

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