Do Friends Love Getting A Manicure From You? Turn Your Skills into a Career


There is a growing need for manicurists around the world – these days, everyone wants to maintain a perfectly polished look throughout every season.

If your dream job includes flexible hours, creative expression and socializing – becoming a professional nail technician may be just the job for you.

If your friends are always asking you to help them with their nails, here are some tips to help you turn your talent into a full-blown business.

Look Into Beauty School

The first step in turning your hobby into the thing that pays your rent is to get some practical training. As much as you might think you already know how to perfectly shape a nail and use gel polish, getting licensed as a professional technician is a vital first step.

If you don’t know anyone in the industry, use Google to do some intense research into which school offers the best program. You can read reviews from former students to gain honest insight into the style of teaching, structure, and level of hands on training provided.

Remember that there are highly specialized programs that focus specifically on nail care, which would help you avoid the heavier price of a full on cosmetology program.

Get Ready For Training

Most states require you to be at least 16 years old and have your GED before accepting you into a training program.

While there, you will learn all about chemicals and products for nail care, the importance of sterilization and disinfection, nail disorders, sculpting and curing procedures, massage theory, and all about the tools and technology involved in completing a manicure.

You will also learn all about your state’s law for the safety procedures you must follow, and about what would happen (and how to protect your business) should your client sustain an injury while under your care.

Know What Your Options Are

According to the Bureau of Labor in 2012, a nail technician can make anywhere from $16,650 to $29,560 before tips – depending on your years of experience, the variety of your portfolio, and which city you practice in.

You will have the option of working part-time, full-time, or even owning your own salon and setting your own hours. You will enjoy the flexibility of working 9am to 5pm, or evenings and weekends if you prefer.

You should also be aware that you are not limited to working in beauty salons and nail shops. Keep in mind that the travel industry is wide open to you – with work available at resorts, on cruise ships, and in country clubs.

Do You Want to Become a Nail Technician?

Are you a nail art enthusiast? Have you ever considered turning your passion into a career? If yes, we at Evergreen Beauty College can help you make your dreams come true. Our Nail Tech Program is 600 hours and it can get completed easily in about 5 months. Just imagine under 1 year of school, you can start a brand new career in the beauty industry.

Learn more about our nail technician course, and either schedule a tour or apply online to upgrade your skills and reach your full potential!

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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