It’s no secret that there are certain things that are just annoying. Nail pros do a lot of things when they do their nails, and they don’t mean to be annoying. But they often annoy the inexperienced manicurist simply because they know better. Here are 5 things nail techs do that drive inexperienced manicurist mad:
You don’t have to put on gloves or sanitize your hands before you start working on your nails. That’s one of the biggest mistakes inexperienced manicurist make. By not putting on gloves and sanitizing your hands, you are contaminating your nail polish with germs and bacteria from your skin. You should always put on gloves and sanitize your hands before you start working on your nails.
You don’t have to clean up after you do your nails. That is another common mistake inexperienced manicurist make. By not cleaning up after doing their nails, they are spreading bacteria and germs all over the place. Clean up after you do your nails so you can enjoy them for longer without having to worry about getting sick or getting an infection from dirty hands.
You need to use a base coat before applying nail polish. This is one of the most
If you have been doing your nails at home for a while now, you may be thinking about taking your skills to the next level. That means becoming a professional manicurist. And one of the most important things you can do before jumping into this profession is to learn from an expert. Here are five things that veteran nail pros do that will make your life as a newbie much easier:
1. They Use the Right Tools
For most people, this means having the best nail polish in town. But for those of us who know better, there are more options than just polishes. There are different kinds of brushes and files available for every purpose imaginable. And then there are the gadgets that every nail tech should have in her kit: emery boards, toe separators, cuticle nippers and cuticle pushers.
2. They Have a Routine
If you start getting into the habit of doing your nails every day, it will become second nature to you in no time at all. This is especially true if you learn how to do a French manicure or a pedicure at home. Once you have mastered these techniques, they will be easy to replicate on clients’ nails as well. It’s all about practice!
1. Nail techs will put their hands in your water without asking. If you’re a profession nail tech, you’re used to sharing workstations and having other nail techs use your things in the salon. It’s just what you do. But if you’re a newbie manicurist, this can feel like an invasion of your space.
2. Nail techs will take your tools without asking. Tools are expensive and most nail techs like to purchase their own tools and keep them at their station so they know where everything is, and so they don’t have to go around the salon looking for their tools. If a nail tech needs something from another technician, he or she will just grab it and go about his/her business. This can be another area that’s uncomfortable for newbies to get used to because it feels a lot like stealing. However, if your tools aren’t properly labeled, then you may never see them again.
3. Nail techs will tell you what to do whether you ask or not. No matter who you are or how much experience you have doing nails, there’s always something that someone else knows that you don’t know yet! And guess how we learn? By listening and observing others!
1. The nail techs have a good relationship with the manager. A good relationship with the manager gives nail techs the ability to ask for things they need and allows them to receive those things without question. This is really important when it comes to applying the new gel polish. There is a technique with gel polish that makes it easier to apply, so if you are inexperienced, you should ask for help from someone who has done it before.
2. Pro nail techs have their own tools. When you go to a salon, you will most likely find that each nail tech has different colored files and buffers, different shaped cuticle pushers, and many other tools. This can be confusing for an inexperienced manicurist because they do not know what tool to use in what situation. Having your own tools is important so that if you leave one at home, you can always go back to get it.
3. Nail technicians have their own workspace that is organized and clean. A pro manicurist knows where everything is in their workspace and how to use it properly. An experienced manicurist would never leave their workspace messy because that just goes against all logic!
4. The best manicurists have a signature style. What I mean by this is
There are a lot of things that I do when I am doing nails that seem to make no sense to new manicurists. These are just 5 of the things that I do when doing nails and the reasons why.
1. Nail techs put tips on backwards
Nail techs are masters at putting tips on backwards. After all, if the white part of the tip is hidden on the underside of your nail, then you don’t have to worry about blending that awkward seam between your own nail and the fake one. And since most people wear their nails curved, no one will ever know it’s there. As a nail tech, I always put my tips on to face outwards because it makes my life easier when it comes to filing. If I didn’t do that, I would have to file from underneath and around your finger – it takes longer and can cause major discomfort for clients with sensitive skin.
2. We cut the sides of your nails and buff them into a curve
No matter how many times you try to trim your own nails at home, they never seem to come out right. A lot of that has to do with the fact that we nail technicians actually cut the sides of our clients’ nails (and not just the top surface) in order to create an even curve over the length of their entire fingernail bed. It’s a small but important detail that makes a big difference in how your nails look after they’re done.