We’ve been looking for a professional manicurist and pedicurist for quite some time. We have to admit that passing the bar isn’t easy with us and we’d rather wait until all boxes are ticked. Apart from having the right qualifications, practicing strict hygiene measures, having an impeccable creative portfolio and customer service, we also pay a lot of attention to finding the right personality that could work well with us.

To become a good nail tech requires a complexity of different skills and professional knowledge. Here’s what we think makes not just a good but a great manicurist and pedicurist.

A great nail tech is an honest, positive and joyous person for whom nail is both a passion and a profession.

They strive to be at the top of their game, therefore they love fashion. They do not just follow the latest trends of the nail industry but have also the vision to shape and create trends. Just like in most industries, it’s imperative that nail professionals continuously develop themselves further professionally. We really like when they like a bit of challenge and compete at international competitions. That means that it’s important to them that also the nail industry acknowledges their talent.

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When it comes to serving customers, making them happy must be second nature to them. They create, serve and sell by heart and get known by the success stories with their clients. It’s important that they can communicate their ideas and suggestions clearly and assertively when a customer needs help and guidance, and that they are honest when they feel that something’s not right. Great listening skills, giving full attention to what the customer is saying and actively looking for ways to help are must-have soft skills of a great manicurist and pedicurist.

Cleanliness is of special importance in this industry. Practising all the required hygiene measures ensures health & safety of customers. There’s simply no compromise here.

The list is endless as there are so many more characteristics that make a nail professional great. What would you add to it? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Speaking of exceptional manicurists and pedicurists, we’re excited to welcome Mariann on board, an experienced nail professional whose nail art creations are one of a kind. She’s kind, a very caring and positive person, a real asset in our team. Whether you’re after shellac, gel nails, extensions, nail art, professional pedicure, you name it, she’s the one you’re after. We reckon her reputation will spread fast in the area as the go-to-person for exceptional quality nails. Check out her creative portfolio right here:

Live / work in the area and it’s time to give your nails a little TLC? We’d be honoured to help. Book an appointment and enjoy beautiful, healthy nails for weeks to come.

Nails: One thing you can get into shape without exercise.

Love,

Figaro London

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