I’ve had so many requests to do a post for the aspiring nail technicians out there. I put together some of my top pieces of advice and tricks that no one tells you about beforehand. These tips should help anyone who is looking to get into the beauty industry for hair, nails, or makeup. If you have any more questions, please leave them below!
- Do Your Research Before Picking a salon
This is so important when starting out in the beauty industry because this is where you will begin building your clientele and making money. Accepting the first or second salon offer could be detrimental if the salon isn’t the right fit for you. I suggest checking into the salon reviews, looking up their social media sites, and taking the time to see the salon in person.
- Don’t Expect A Lot Of Income In The Beginning
Developing steady income in the beauty industry will be a challenge in the beginning. It takes time to get your name out there and get noticed by clients. This is the time to keep hustling and stay patient. If you continue doing work that you love, the clients and money will come.
- Marketing Is Your First Priority
Marketing is your best friend! You will need to get your name out in your community as much as you possibly can to start bringing in new clients. I did things such as distributing my business cards, creating flyers for my services, and social media promotion. It’s a great idea to run sales or offer discounts to your first time customers. This way, they have a good reason to come back if they were satisfied with your work. Word of mouth is a huge factor as well, so make sure you are doing your absolute best work and word will get out about how fabulous you are!
- Offer Incentives Or Specials To Grow Your Clientele
This is really easy when it comes to the nail industry. You can simply add in an extra step or two to a manicure or pedicure that will make the experience more luxurious. I like to use scented sugar scrubs or hand masques in my services when I run specials. These type of incentives can set you apart from the other professionals in your field!
Thank you all so much for reading! If you have some tips that you’d like to share, please leave them in the comments below. I hope your day is fabulous; love and light! :)