Nailpro - August 2018 - 68

MAKE SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CAREER GOALS.

Without a desired destination, your career path may wander and time could be wasted in roles or salons that don't move you forward.
"Consider where you'd like to be down the road in your career and focus on it," says Linda Lam, 14-year veteran and independent nail
artist based in Sickleville, New Jersey. Then, create short-term goals to act as stepping stones to get you to your long-term career goals.
"A list of goals will help you keep track of your progress and hold you accountable for your success," says award-winning nail competitor
and 25-year veteran John Hauk. Short-term goals, such as improving sculpting skills, reducing service times and trying new nail art, will
help you focus your efforts on a monthly or quarterly basis, while long-term goals will support more strategic decisions over the next five
years and beyond. Good examples of long-term goals include winning a nail competition, doing a NAILPRO cover or starting your own
salon, offers Hauk.

Yes, the nail salon can be messy, but it's no excuse to skip
professional attire. "If I'm the customer and I see a nail tech
wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt, that says a lot to me about
how much the tech cares about her appearance and also how
she'll do my nails," says
Terry Burciaga, global
SuperNail educator and
freelance nail artist for 25
years. "Wear clean, stylish,
comfortable clothes ...
but test them. Bend over
and see if there's anything
hanging out that shouldn't
be. Too much cleavage?
Undergarments showing?
Remember that the clients
you service are from all age
ranges and demographics;
don't make a client feel
uncomfortable by showing parts of you they may not want to
see," says Baker. Look in a mirror, she says, and ask yourself,
"If I were the boss, would I hire the person looking back at me?"

"Don't make a client
feel uncomfortable
by showing parts
of you they may not
want to see."

68 | NAILPRO

AUGUST 2018

HAVE A THICK SKIN
(AND DON'T BE
AFRAID TO FIRE A
BAD CLIENT).

Difficult clients can be habitually late and
inappropriately demanding, harbor unrealistic
expectations or act rudely to you and other
techs and customers. New techs often take this
behavior personally. "It's hard not to," says Katie
Lee, 18-year veteran nail tech and education
coordinator for Young Nails. Be confident in
the services you provide and learn how to
spot (and blow off) unrelated grumbling-to
a point. "Still, there will be those clients that,
every time you see their name on your book,
you'll start to get a headache and an empty pit
in your stomach because you just know that
the appointment will not go well," says Lee. But
there's no reason to suffer through this; you can
fire these clients! "Tell the client politely that
you don't think it's working out," says Lee. No
amount of time or money will make especially
difficult clients worth the stress they cause, so
cutting them loose sooner rather than later is
the best course of action.

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