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"If I could do it all again, I wouldn't jump from product
line to product line, hoping the next item might
magically solve my application or lifting problems.
Instead, I'd invest that money in education to
continuously improve my existing services. Such
action will cut months-if not years-off a beginner's
learning curve, preparing the tech for a lasting career
in this ever-shifting industry." -Laura Merzetti, owner
of Scratch My Back Nail Studio, Ajax, ON, Canada

Laura Merzetti, 45, in the
early days of her nail career.

"When I was 19 years old, I
got my first job working at a
luxury salon and nail school.
I was very skilled, but didn't
have much self-assurance,
and that made my customers
uneasy. My students, likewise,
didn't always listen because
I couldn't project confidence
while teaching. It got to the
point where I didn't enjoy
going to work because I felt
so stressed. Entering-and
winning!-competitions
helped me gain my poise, but
I'd still like to tell that girl to
believe in herself and be less
timid."-Shiori Durham, nail
technician at eN Salon Musée,
Bellevue, WA

"I wouldn't jump from product line to
product line. Instead, I'd invest that
money in education to continuously
improve my existing services."
"Learn how to navigate
social media and jump
on that bandwagon
early. That's the tip
I'd share with my
just-starting-out self.
Then remember to
take photos of your
creations and learn
new tricks-or pitfalls
to steer clear of-by
following the work of
other techs."-Nikki
Payton, nail technician
at Nail It! Pro Nail
Studio, Medford, OR

NAILPRO

OCTOBER

"Looking back, I'd give myself
three pieces of advice. First, don't
respond to negative Instagram
comments. What's the point?
My current rule of thumb: block
and delete the haters. Second,
don't work too much for free.
Promotions are great, but they
won't pay the bills. Finally, be
collaborative with fellow techs. If
someone mimics you, try not to
get offended. Imitation means they
love your work. Just enjoy the fact
that you get to be an artist at your
job every day."-Natalie Minerva,
celebrity nail artist and owner of Nail
Swag, Los Angeles, CA

"It takes effort to build relationships and trust, and being reliable
and prompt are traits that will get you rehired."
"Be on time and hire a good accountant.
Those are the best lessons I could impart.
It takes effort to build relationships and
trust, and being reliable and prompt are
traits that will get you rehired. Keeping
people waiting reflects poorly on you as a
professional. Equally important is knowing
where you stand financially. Setting up
monetary goals, devices for compensation
and employee bonus incentives are crucial
to any future business success."
-Rita de Alencar Pinto,
Rita de Alencar Pinto (left)
founder and CEO of Vanity
being interviewed at Art
Projects, with locations in
Basel's NADA Art Fair in 2012.
New York, NY, and Miami, FL

Twenty-year-old Shiori Durham
dressed in a blue kimono with her
childhood friend, Chika, in Japan.

82

Nikki Payton, 23, with her
son Zach, 3, on her first day
as a professional nail tech.

"The wild nails I used to
do when I was 22!" laughs
Natalie Minerva.

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Nailpro - October 2017 - Intro
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