What You Will Learn In Nail School: A Day In The Life Of A Nail Technician

by Nail Schools on July 30, 2012

day in the life of a nail techIf you are looking for a cosmetology career with flexible hours, then becoming a nail technician may be the right choice for you. Becoming a nail tech can be a good way for potential beauty students to see whether they like the beauty business. They can observe what is going on in the salon while earning an income at the same time.

Right now, there is a high demand for nail technicians in nail salons and hair salons. Retail stores, hotels and cruise ships that have salons are all looking to hire additional nail technicians too.

The typical day of a nail technician can be filled with as many appointments as he or she likes. If a nail tech only works on a part-time basis, then he or she may only have appointments booked for the morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Other nail technicians who work full-time may have clients booked for the entire day.

Every day, you will arrive at your area in the salon and set up all of your tools. Depending on the space available in your salon, you may or may not have your own table. You will look over the list of clients that you have booked for the day and see what type of service they want. Then, you will gather all of the tools needed for your client’s type of appointment. If a client desires gel acrylics, then you will gather the gels you need for that service.

Your first client may come in and be a bride who wants to hire you for her wedding. She may want to hire you for providing manicures at the bachelorette party, after a dress fitting and for the actual day of the wedding. You will then discuss with this client the total cost of these services and offer her a variety of selections for services.

You may have a client come in at the next hour who only wants a manicure. Maybe a mother and her daughter are both receiving manicures for the next couple hours. You will then chat with the two of them about their friends and family, and perhaps any social events they are attending in the near future.

The last appointment of your day may be a little girl who is having her nails done for the first time. You are able to show her the season’s collection of fun colors for summer. The little girl is excited as she picks out a hot pink color for her first nail appointment.

This is the typical day that a nail tech would have on the job. Nail techs can have as many appointments booked for the day as they want.

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