What does a nail technician’s job entail?
A nail technician, also known as a manicurist or pedicurist, has many roles to fulfil. These roles can include anything from cleaning, filing, buffing and trimming, to polishing and repairing fingernails and toenails. As a nail technician, it is important to know exactly what your clients want, so that their expectations can be fulfilled. If your clients are satisfied, they will be far more likely to return to you as regular clients. To be a good nail technician, you will need the following skills:
- Good communications skills
- A natural creative ability
- Good eye for detail
- Well-groomed appearance
A large part of your job involves discussing treatments with clients, as well as selling additional products and services. This means that you need strong interpersonal skills, as well as an aptitude for sales. Keep in mind: Not all nail technicians will have the same job descriptions. Each salon will have their own set of requirements and expectations that they want their nail technicians to fulfil.
Is this a competitive industry to work in?
The demand for proper nail care has increased, which means that more people have become interested in careers in this field. As people have become more focused on their appearances, they have become more concerned with finding the best beauty therapists or nail technicians, even if they have to pay higher prices for their services. As a result, nail care has become a rather competitive industry. If you want to be successful in this industry, it is highly recommended that you complete a course in nail care or beauty therapy, and that you focus on building a good reputation for customer service. By studying a relevant beauty therapy or nail care course, you will be able to develop your technical and interpersonal skills, as well as to increase your credibility in the eyes of your clients.
Where can I study?
You can study at Oxbridge Academy, an established private college offering distance learning courses to students in South Africa and abroad. With distance learning, you don’t need to attend any classes to complete your course. This makes it possible for you to study at your own pace, as well as to study while you are working. The nail care and other beauty therapy courses that you can study at Oxbridge Academy include the following:
- Oxbridge Academy Certificate: Nail Care
- Oxbridge Academy Certificate: Facial Skincare
- Oxbridge Academy Certificate: Massage Techniques
- Oxbridge Academy Certificate: Make-Up Application
To find out more about any of these courses, simply fill in the form below, and one of our Student Advisors will get back to you as soon as possible: