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Anything about manicures, pedicures, acrylics, gel nails,education or becoming an educator. I own a salon, so I can help with that also.

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I am the director of education for a manufacturer, I own a salon and I have been a licensed nail technician since 1987.


American Pedicure Association


Nails Magazine and Nailpro Magazine.


Attended Ogle School of Hair Design in 1987.

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Recent Answers from Brooke Gilliam

2016-12-23 Issues with pedicures:

Katie  You are absolutely right! No gel products should ever, I repeat, ever touch the clients skin. It can, over time, cause you to become allergic to acrylates and can cause contact dermatitis! Time

2015-08-06 Brownish tips on gel nails:

Hi Michelle  I totally agree with the thought that it is dye from clothing! Black slacks and dark jeans tend to be the culprit. But if you did acrylics instead and they used a UV gel topcoat (OPI Axxium

2012-07-30 manicure:

Hi Gail  It sounds like the tips may not have been sized correctly, thus leaving your natural nails wider than the enhancement itself. You could go back and ask them to fix it with a file. I'm hoping that

2012-04-14 Nail help:

Hi Laura  Sounds like you have an acrylate allergy. The products that contain this are all acrylics, glues, resins, gel polishes and most gel enhancement products. The exception is a product called Tuff

2012-02-20 Why Does Clear Nail Polish Keep Turning Grayish-Black?:

Hi Candice  That is a great question and one that I haven't seen addressed on this forum before.     The problem is the topcoat. You'll need your tech to use a product that is not tack-free. In other words


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