Hi. First time posting. Need help. Dont know how to use site to look up answers so decided to just post. I am a new cosmetologist since April. Potential for large nail clientele from other two stylists hair clients in salon. Feel like I dont have a clue. Manicures with Creative wont last, chip in two days. Pedicures with OPI can't get rid of calluses and can't id fungus. Acrylics, nightmare. Used Creative retention, Tammy Taylor, EZFLow, all lift. Take forever with shaping free edge, cuticles, sizing tips, filing, don't know how to use a drill without it burning someone when the demon inside lets the drill "get away from me". Should a use a drill and if so which one and how to learn to use it? I take forever if filing by hand. Everyone agrees this town needs a good nail tech but I am competing with 3 Asian chains that are cheaper and the nails stay on longer. Had client with other nails that were completely yellow, worked on her for two hours (for $20.00), soaked down, drilled (then burned her twice) and couldn't get product down to no yellow but filled anyway with Creative clear and white since her tips had grown out. I was upset and disappointed and she wants to soak off in awhile and do a new set with tips and clear like what I have on. All are needing a fill before two weeks. Can't get fill lines from showing. I am about to cry. I enjoy the world of nails but am I fooling myself? Should I stick with hair or go back home with my two kids? Invested too much to quit but hate disappointing others and myself everytime I do a nail service. Have a very picky client Thurs. and she has stuck it out with me for the past three nail services but I spend so much time on all my nails. Manicures and Pedicures 1 hour each and acrylics 1-2 hours depending on fixing or if I sculpt. Should I lower my prices til I get better? Any words of wisdom are appreciated!