Manicurists and Pedicurists
If you have excellent people’s skill and interest in art then take up an interesting career as manicurists and pedicurists. Knowledge of polishing real nails as well as artificial ones, keeping abreast with the latest trends in art can make you succesful nail technician. You should be able to provide quality service as needed by the customer and customer satisfaction for the repeat business.
Manicurists and Pedicurists work exclusively on the hands and feet, providing treatments to groom fingernails and toenails. They usually work in a spa or nail salon. The job involves a lot of sitting. Those who own a mobile grooming company must travel to their clients’ homes.
Role of Manicurists and Pedicurists
- Discuss nail treatments and services available
- Remove nail polish and rough skin
- Clean, trim, and file nails
- Massage and moisturize hands (for manicure) and feet (for pedicure)
- Polish or buff nails
- Advise clients about nail care
- Promote and sell nail care products
- Clean and disinfect their work area and tools
Skills of Manicurists and PedicuristsCreativity: Manicurists and pedicurists should be creative enough to follow latest trends in nail art and techniques.
Customer-service skills: Good listening and interpersonal skills are important when working with clients.
Dexterity: A steady hand is essential in achieving a creative and precise nail design. Because manicurists and pedicurists often use sharp tools, they must also be well coordinated.
Some reported job titles:
Nail Technician, Manicurist, Pedicurist, Nail Artist, Fingernail Former, Fingernail Sculptor, Fingernail Technician