Nails

Nail Myths Busted – UV Gels Are Better Than Acrylics

People will often tell you that UV hard gels are much better for your nails than acrylics, but that’s just not true. UV Hard Gels can be easier for the technician to apply, and are more pleasant to work with as they are practically odourless and don’t set until they are cured in a UV… Continue reading Nail Myths Busted – UV Gels Are Better Than Acrylics

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Dos and Don’ts When having your Manicure

Don’t move too much, or use your phone you risk jogging your nail technician which could be disastrous, or you could end up getting oils / fluff on your nails. Do Relax (especially your hands and fingers) stiff hands are difficult to manoeuvre! Don’t eat, eating can contaminate your nail with grease, oils or other… Continue reading Dos and Don’ts When having your Manicure

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Quality and Hygiene

This article is why I’ve spent a small fortune on my education. As a fully qualified nail technician I carefully select and use quality products and tools as well following stringent hygiene standards. Unfortunately the nail industry in the U.K. isn’t regulated so anyone can pick up some gels and a lamp and declare themselves… Continue reading Quality and Hygiene

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Modern Slavery in the Nail Industry

Before I trained as a nail technician I used to go to an “American Nails” type salon for my extensions. There are many reasons I now wouldn’t recommend going to these cheap foreign high street nail bars, which amongst professional nail technicians are know as Non Standard Salons to reflect their lack of hygiene and… Continue reading Modern Slavery in the Nail Industry