I've not heard a lot just lately on how you're all getting on with Brisa and as I'm considering it I would love to know what you guys think of it.... if you've had any problems with it..... the good points etc.
I know this is going off topic but that's interesting Ruth. Can you please give some more detail about that?Nailsinlondon1 said:I cannot use, due to London City Council Regulation, L&P in my Salon.......
I rent space in a Tanning Shop and we dont have adequate extraction for L&P, their regulations specify certain things and the owner is not willing to install extraction to the shop.............My table is not near a window, where I could use a protable extraction unit with a vent that leads to the outside.........Jane said:I know this is going off topic but that's interesting Ruth. Can you please give some more detail about that?
Would just like to clarify a little and say that Debs' problem seems to be pretty unique to her and that as a normal thing you do not have to work with any kind of shading device for Brisa Gels. I'm sure everyone who has ever used any gel has had the experience of curing a pot or 2 by mistake!!Debs said:I have always preferred the gel system over the others and couldn`t wait for the Brisa and was just so excited when I got it you would not believe (how sad is that)
I was equally disappointed with the problems I was encountering when using it in the salon, the gel kept curing in their pots.
I work in a bright shop, although not in direct sunlight on right in the window or with any lights directly on me either, which I don`t need because the shop is so bright.
I have with loads of perseverence and stubbornness if you like.....sussed it. I have moved my desk to a somewhat darker area and I have found something I use as a marquee for my pots so they are in a dark area while the lid is off. Its also a talking point too and puts a smile on everyones face when the marquee comes out.
Having done all that and insisting on not giving up on the product (and I come pretty close too) I found it just the best gel product I`ve ever used and am extremely glad I have it
Please please please don`t just jump on me for voicing how I feel about this but I have to add to what has been said here.geeg said:Would just like to clarify a little and say that Debs' problem seems to be pretty unique to her and that as a normal thing you do not have to work with any kind of shading device for Brisa Gels. I'm sure everyone who has ever used any gel has had the experience of curing a pot or 2 by mistake!!
I live in Spain and my 'salon' is always bright and I have never had this problem of Brisa curing in my pot. I do work carefully (as with any gel) to ensure that I do not leave the lid off the pot for longer than is absolutely necessary - this is how I have always worked with gels - and how I have always taught others to work with gels.
However it does show that when you have a problem it is good to use your initiative and to solve it!! So well done to Debs on that front. But I didn't want anyone to think from this post that they have to work under a 'tent', in a dark room, or put an umbrella over the pots to work succesfully with Brisa. You don't.
Oh Debbie, well done you !!!!!Debs said:Please please please don`t just jump on me for voicing how I feel about this but I have to add to what has been said here.
I can`t see that I`m the only person in the world that has problems with the pots curing, in fact, I know I`m not.
While I`m extremely glad I have found a way to work with it, I think there are probably techs out there that may have been experiencing the same problems but are too worried to bring it up because they don`t want to be made to feel inferior and I have shown them a way to work round it.
I also feel personally that putting the lid straight back on after loading the brush isn`t at all practical and letting go of the clients hand continually to do so just doesn`t sit right for me so to find another way was crucial to me.
If Creative decide to bring out gel in a flip lid pot forcing me to let go of clients hand to load brush every time then thats when I`ll have to give up on it because I do like to maintain contact with my clients therefore making them feel they are being pampered.