10 Great things about being a nail technician

In what other profession do you have the power to affect people’s self-esteem, work flexible hours and earn a professional income? Nail technology offers amazing opportunities for a great career in the beauty industry and here are some of the top 10 answers nail technicians give for why they love their jobs

  1. Client Satisfaction: Most nail technicians value pleasing their customers above all else. “I really enjoy my profession because no matter how bad a day my clients are having, they leave my chair with a smile and a new attitude”, Says Debbie Fanning of Debbie’s Nail Designs. Making my clients happy and changing their day from bad to good makes it all worth it.” Another nail technician Eva says, “It is therapeutic for me to see clients so pleased about how they spent their time and money.”
  2. Meeting New People: Whether it’s new clients, co-workers, or other nail technicians at tradeshows, nail technicians relish the opportunity to meet and make new friends. “I enjoy meeting other professionals who are eager to learn, share, and develop the nail business. I also enjoy the ongoing relationships I have with my clients,” says Sheri.
  3. Financial Rewards: As a nail technician, we’re told you get out of your job what you put into it. “If you are dedicated, the money will come,” says Barchus. “Being a nail technician gives you the opportunity to earn what you want to”, says Karen, another nail technician.
  4. Flexible Schedule: When running your own nail studio, you can choose your hours depending on how many clients you want to service in a given day. Your income is often determined by the quality of service you offer coupled with how many hours you choose to work. “I love being my own boss,” says Frey, “because I can decide when I want to work.”
  5. Challenging Work: No matter how seasoned a nail technician you are, every day brings new challenges. Says Heather, “I love challenges for me. I’m a firm believer that anything that is worthwhile is a challenge.”
  6. Personal Satisfaction: For many people, job fulfilment is one of the most important reasons for sticking to their career. “The personal rewards you receive from a job well done are wonderful, says Olliff. When a customer really appreciates your work, you know that no one but you has created that result.” What is more satisfying than looking at your awesome creation and a very excited client every time? Not many careers offer this opportunity. The ability to create beautiful nails is one of the more rewarding things about this career.
  7. Continuing Education: Nail technicians have opportunity to learn more and more every day. “I think education is important and it keeps me on my toes,” says Donna.
  8. Creativity: Quite simply, when it comes to nails, you can really exercise your artistic ability and let your imagination run wild. “you can transform hands into a work of art,” says Teresa. There are so many things you can create and do and nail technology is simply an awesome creative art.
  9. Competing: Nail technicians who love the thrill of victory and can handle the agony of defeat say competing is one of the best extracurricular activities of doing nails. Says Heiskeu, “Competing allows you to meet other professionals and to learn new techniques or improve your own.”
  10. Just Doing Nails: The bottom line for most professionals is that they simply love doing nails. “I love it! I love art! I love to make people happy!” says Baham. “There is nothing better than doing something you love and making money from it,” says Jacqueline.

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