IF I ONLY KNEW THEN... By Leslie Henry VETERAN NAIL TECHS SHARE VALUABLE PRACTICAL ADVICE THEY WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD THEM WHEN FIRST ENTERING THE INDUSTRY. 66 | NAILPRO AUGUST 2018 Nail schools prepare techs to pass the state board exam, but often fall short on actual real-world advice for starting a nail career. As new techs enter the industry, most are hungry to learn how they can steer their careers in the right direction while avoiding common pitfalls. However, finding a mentor to provide this guidance can be a challenge. That's why we asked veteran techs, each with more than a decade of experience, to share their best advice for launching a successful career in the nail industry. Here's what they had to say.