I "was" taking 2.5/3 hrs as well but I think 1.5 is an acceptable time - I wouldnt worry too much about the time though, if you doing a good looking set of nails that lasts id say that was waaaay more importanthi how long does it take everyone to do a full set of gels from start to finish using tips you have to blend please, i havent done a full set for a while and was feeling really crap as it took me 3 hrs:sad:
Well i wouldnt be putting it on your price list yet if your not completely happy with the service you can offer, you need to do them regularly to quicken your time. Why not advertise on gumtree for models? or rope in some friends and family and just charge them for the cost of your products? The more you do the quicker you get! xxthanks for the replies, these were done on my neice just for practice, i'm afraid to offer them as a service on my price list because of the time it takes me, but i'm not doing them regular either, so i cant get faster
When pre blending tips you do it infront of the client...or else it might not be tailored for that specific client if you see what i mean. You need to measure the tip against the clients side walls etc before tailoring. I tend to sculpt more because i dont enjoy tip application but its something i'm going to work on. Generally the bulk of your enhancement clients will be rebalances and not full sets.. so i'd concentrate on doing the full set and not worrying about time. Your timing will come down naturally as you become more confident xI take about 2 hrs or so, sometimes up to 3, and tell clients that book in the timing may be a bit longer. The wierd thing is that I have been practicing tip blending on my own nails (have been qualified a year) and I can blend a tip in about 4 minutes per nail, but that's on me..I'm not sure whether that's a good time or not, but when I do it on my daughter, it takes longer! She reckons its because I am being 'softer' on her nails as a 'client' than my own?
I have heard some geeks pre-blend their tips, and I may do that, but deep down I think the clients may think that I'm using tips that have been 'out of the box' (not second hand as such!!) before?? Or am I just overthinking things?? lol
I don't lie. If I say CND Velocity tips are easier and quicker to blend then they are. I have been giving advice, nail tech to nail tech, for 10 years on Salongeek.com. If it was not truthful advise then believe me I would have been exposed by now as there are some who would just love to do it .. Lol. ASK for a sample and try them .. They are the best tips I have ever used. Xare they much easier then to blend i have the nsi elation and they seem really bulky at the well area? next question i am not trained in cnd products but can i still open an account and buy tips and things?
geeg,your even making me want to buy these tips LOL xI don't lie. If I say CND Velocity tips are easier and quicker to blend then they are. I have been giving advice, nail tech to nail tech, for 10 years on Salongeek.com. If it was not truthful advise then believe me I would have been exposed by now as there are some who would just love to do it .. Lol. ASK for a sample and try them .. They are the best tips I have ever used. X