Why's It Gotta Be a Fight?
  • Maggie Franklin
  • October 1, 2010

Another post about gel polish, I guess.

Unless you've been working under a rock, you already know about the "gel polish" revolution. It seems like suddenly everyone and their brother is introducing a line of gel polishes and, naturally, that means that we get to buy a bunch of new products.

And we will. Many of us will end up with drawers filled with 300 jars/pots/bottles of various colors from various manufacturers by the end of the year. Not to mention how many of us will run up our credit cards on expensive UV lamps — new traditional fluorescent styles or LED types — either because we can't stand the thought of not owning the newest technology (whether it turns out to be useful or not) or because a company "made" us get the lamp that they insist is the only one that works for their product ... *!&@  am I  *@!&ing  sick of that crap.

Meanwhile, the networking forums are ablaze with threads trying to troubleshoot little problems here and there, sharing tips and tricks, and trying to decide which line(s) to invest in.

Fortunately, we are lucky to have a handful of very involved distributors, reps, educators, and occasionally product developers who participate in our forums and are always quick to help out when they can.

But I just don't get why it always has to come down to a "ours is better" or "ours is more cost effective" or "theirs does this" or "ours does this" or whatever. Why can't you just say, "Hey! We have a killer product and we think you'd be crazy not use to it! But, if you can't decide, then get both! The other guys make a great product too."

I just don't understand how so many of the educators, companies, and trade magazine articles in our industry can spend so much time touting the importance of friendly, positive competition, and then forget to lead by example.

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