Nail Tech Training to Start Your Own Beauty Business

In 2020, the rate of unemployment reached its highest level in five years! Lockdowns and furloughs were common as Covid-19 swept across the world. But there was something positive that came out of all this doom and gloom: many people used this time to take stock of their lives and plot a change of course so that can improve their career and be happier at work. 

If you’re one of those people who are ready to take control over their own life, have they considered the beauty industry? This sector has seen significant growth in recent years and is set to continue growing as we emerge from the pandemic. One in-demand service at this moment is nail care; becoming a Nail Technician could be your key to building a business and a brighter future. 

We spoke with a leading UK nail courses provider Future in Beauty about why many would-be entrepreneurs are looking towards this sector as an opportunity for launching their new businesses.

Becoming a Nail Technician

This is the perfect career opportunity for people who want to build a potentially financially rewarding business but don’t have time or existing qualifications. With the appropriate training, you can qualify as a professional relatively quickly. Then you can work in your spare hours at home while you build your business up if you need to.

Figures show the beauty industry can be very lucrative and there are a lot of people who want their nails done. With the right training, it’s a relatively easy industry to break into, so it’s perfect if you’re just starting out!

If you have a flair for the creative, becoming a Nail Technician will give you the chance to unleash that creativity and get paid for it. Nails make a great canvas for all your amazing design ideas; adding gems or different colour combinations to create works of art). The more intricate the designs, the more people are willing to pay, so it can be a rewarding business opportunity for creative souls with talent. But if your design skills aren’t that great? That’s okay because there’s plenty of demand for simple french tips – it doesn’t get much easier than that.

Your Own Business

To be successful as a Nail Technician doesn’t mean you will be limited to working in a salon – on the contrary. If being tired of working for someone else is the reason you want to start your own business, once trained you can become a self-employed freelance manicurist! You don’t need to invest in a shop or premises either. You can either work out of home or visit your clients – in fact, there’s been a boom in the number of ‘mobile manicurists’, so this is a great opportunity.

With the right tools, starting to build up your new business is easy. All you’ll need is your phone and an Instagram account! To promote yourself as Nail Technician market your skills on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter, offer discounted/free manicures for family and friends and then take pictures of your work to build up your portfolio and attract client bookings.

Getting Started

If you want to become a Nail Technician, the first step is looking into an accredited course. By completing your course and getting certified, you can promote yourself as a qualified Nail Technician and a proper business, plus you will be able to attract the going market rates for professional Nail Techs.

There are face-to-face and online courses, both of which have their pros and cons. Online courses are obviously easier to attend and complete, but you will benefit from as much practical, hands-on training as you can get, so it’s worth investigating the available training to make sure you’re going to get what you need out of it. There is a wide range of programs, so focus on those that will deliver the qualifications you need.

Finding the right course will get your new career started off on the best possible foundation, and growing your client base of satisfied customers for your business much more likely.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.