I use a Swedish brand called Lilly Nails, but it may not be available where you're based. But I also used to use CND, both shellac and Creative Play gel polish, and found the gel polish good coverage for the most part, easy to apply and harder wearing than shellac. But I don't know what would be best for you. It depends on how you remove gel polish. Shellac soaks off quicker than tel polish. But If you've had training to remove it with an E-file, then the soak off time doesn't matter since you'll be filing anyway. But if you'll be mostly doing gel polish manis and your method is soaking off (I mainly sculpt, only do gel polish only, a few times a week) then you should take into your timings how much longer you'd spend on each client with a gel polish rather than Shellac. Having said that, not a single one of my clients would be very happy if they only got barely 2 weeks out of theirs. The general consensus is that shellac is ideal for strong healthy nails. None of my clients have that either, I'm afraid, and most are now ex nail biters after I sculpted their nails, let them grow out, remove and convert to only gel polish. I can only give you my POV, I can't advise what you should do, since it's very individual what works for each person.Thankyou for your reply. I am just starting out so don't really have a client base yet can i ask which gel polish you use?
Mainly home based but go out to a couple that don’t drive/can’t get to me. Loving it, but it’s a bit of a hobby more than anything at the moment as I also work part time. But this works well evenings/weekends as i have a 2 year old daughter! Done manicure, pedicure and gel polish qualifications, want to do hard gel then E-file I find it really relaxing doing nails lolAre you mobile or home-based? I'm just starting to. How are you advertising?