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What is your prefered system?

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what type of system do you use?

  • Gel?

    Votes: 173 28.9%
  • Silk?

    Votes: 14 2.3%
  • Fibreglass?

    Votes: 17 2.8%
  • Acrylic?

    Votes: 395 65.9%

  • Total voters
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nailmania

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What type of system does everyone prefer to use?
I find that most of my clients like acrylic which is what i tend to stick with! Although i would love find a soak off gel and convert them all (I prefer the look of Gel)....Any (uncomplicated) advise on gels would be appreciated!
 

naturalnails

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We have touched on soak off gels before. The one I have used and found to be good is Reflex from Nails Plus Beauty in Brighton.

www.nailsplusbeauty.com
 

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I think that the dawning of Gel is now here. I perfer Gels to any other system. I am now working with Professionail Gels and am delighted at the range ofr colours and types offered. I also find that a good range of builder Gels are offered which I believe is all important for adding strength. My exsisting clients on L&P are loathe to change, but any new clients are more than happy to be offered Gel, most of them actually request it.
Lynda
 

crazy'n'creative

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it has to be acrylic for me can't seem to get on so well with any of the gels i have tried but just love my retention +

:D :D
 

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strong, durable, flexible!
 

Glorsclaws

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I absolutely love my Calgel. :D I love its flexibility, :D I love its quick soak-off time, :D and it's a doddle over tips. :tongue: My only problems so far are getting it to do what I want it to do on forms. :devil: Not perfected that yet and just to make things a bit difficult for myself, sculpting is all I seem to want to do :rolleyes:
 

mui

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Sawadee ka

I learn aycrlic and have star nails i get from Engaland i have gel ibd and gel star nail gel i try on sisters and me but no good but no one to teach me gel lady teach me gone away for 3 month .

I still await video from Engaland nail tech i no have if send me not come to mui .

kop khun ka

Mui
 

Sparklepink

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strong, durable, flexible!
i use acrylic, i like the look of it and what i can create with it especially design sculpture nails (coloured acrylic) and of course the walk of fame boogie nights collection from EZ Flow- i just love the high intensity of glitter.
i cant say more than that,
good luck with the gel!

Jess
;)
 

Nailsinlondon1

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Well guys and gals,
my favorite system has to be.......have a guess.......
FABRIC#..............
It's strong, versatile, can be adapted to clients needs, forever french it, add glitter, sculpt it........so for an enviroment where Acrylics is a no-no, this has to be the alternative..............

I just love it
love Ruth xxx
 

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It has to be acrylic for me, Retention+, maybe one day I will get used to gel :?
 

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I prefer to use acrylic, but over the years I have tried other systems, such as wraps and gel. Back in the 70s I even used the "porcelain" (re: dental MMA) products. Six months ago I switched to EzFlow after using Creative since the late 80s and I'm quite happy with the product.
 

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I seem to be the only one who can't decide - this is prob because I am not expert at any one yet - I can do decent sets with all but not yet fabulous. I seem to get all buzzy about acrylics and then rediscover gel and then someone goes and brings out fabric and i'm off again - - - what's a girl to do???
 

haylznailz

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well on this one i think it has to be gel

i did an acrylic course (odyessey)

which confuses me becasue its done in 1 zone

and all the others are done in 3 zones

at first i was amazed and now because i dont do much off it

i have lost practise so will stick to my gel

if that makes sense

im yet to master sculpting and those lovely c curved nails



one day eh !


;)
 

suey

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"I seem to be the only one who can't decide - this is prob because I am not expert at any one yet - I can do decent sets with all but not yet fabulous. I seem to get all buzzy about acrylics and then rediscover gel and then someone goes and brings out fabric and i'm off again - - - what's a girl to do??? "


Well Ruthie,

I couldn't've put it better myself! I'm not too keen on the L&P I use, so did mainly gel, then I discovered fabric#, which I love, as do my clients, but of course when I've done my creative course...well who knows!

sue x
 

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hi,
i trained in ibd found it to be painful when you cure it under the uv lamp ,then i trained in ten nails and found that three products to apply was doing my head in and the false nails would split down the middle, now i use gentle gel number 1 from nails of excellence which is one product,high shine and soaks off in half the time as ibd and tens
 

Saffirez

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Well, I love Bio sculpture gel - loads of colours and soaks off clean in 15 mins. Done the Creative foundation and I am trying to perfect my pink and whites (got a lonnnnng way to go though!! :oops: ). Really want to offer acrylics as they are requested quite a bit and I find that gel doesnt suit everyone.
 

MJ's World of Beauty

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There are only a couple of my customers who have gel nails, the rest have sculpted acrylic and they all love it, as do I. :)

Mel x
 

SUNsation'NAILS

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hi all...i prefer gel, not got to grips with fabric yet, not many peeps ask for acrylics though, mainly gel, im doing bio sculpture and trilite...

8)
 

*Glynis*

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It has to be fibreglass for me. I researched the local area before I decided to specialize. Everyone else is doing acrylics around here. It has given me a niche market and I love the natural look that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
 

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it has to b acryllic for me, as an experienced nailbiter!shock:
i find that the product is stronger and better for me and my
nail biting customers. :D :D :D

and if there is a lady from a diffirent salon who
wants to get her gel nails removed.........
i can never seem to get them yokes of by
soaking them in acetone!!!!

so i'll definetly stick to the acryllics
 

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