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How do you feel about having to use a particular product?

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Readers respond: How do you feel about having to use a particular product?

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I strongly feel that I know what works best on each client. I do not and will not limit myself to one product or to a product that I have found to be inferior. I guarantee my work and put out quality, not quantity, so I want to use the best products on the market. My clients and I know that you get what you pay for.

Carmella Brown

Shear Precision (Eagle River, Wis.)

If the product wasn’t working for me, I’d think I might be using it incorrectly, so I would take a class on it.

Theresa Comstock

Finger’s Nail Studios (W. Dundee, Ill.)

I think if you’re confident about a product, you’ll do a better set of nails. At my previous salon, the owner asked for our opinions about a product and made sure we liked it. When we did switch products once, she had an educator come in and train us on the new product.

Charisse Prescott

Bren’s Nails (Conroe, Texas)

I knew I would be working at an upscale salon that carries high-quality, professional products. You can’t be afraid of trying a new product. It takes time to get used to it. You need to work with the product and practice your technique.

Cindy Grazioli

Salon Escada (Marlton, N.J.)

I would never want to be told what product to use. It’s a personal choice, like picking out a toothbrush or shampoo. You’re more likely to be proficient with a product you feel comfortable working with rather than one you are forced to use.

Aimee Ginsberg

Salon 544 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

If our salon carries the product and clients like it, I don’t mind sticking with it. But if the client brings in a product and I know it’s not good, I’ll tell her our salon uses professional products only.

Carmen Torres

Carmen’s Hair Fashions Salon (Lorain, Ohio)

I wouldn’t object to using a particular product unless it didn’t work. For the most part, you have to use different products depending on each client and the climate.

Judy Jensen

Studio 302 (Las Vegas, Nev.)

If I was handed a product and told to use it without having any training, that would be difficult. Our salon owner trained us on how to use the product we carry and I was already familiar with the product from school.

Allison Lowe

Nail Designs (Medford, Ore.)

 

 

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