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July 14, 2020

Five Benefits of Becoming a Nail Technician

Whether you’re just graduating high school or you’re thinking about a career change, now is a great time to start thinking about pursuing something you’re truly passionate about. Have you always had a love for beauty but you weren’t sure if you could make it your future career? With the beauty world constantly growing, there are so many amazing benefits of entering the industry and that includes as a nail technician! As someone who specializes in nails, you’d be able to use your creativity in unique ways to help others every day. Interested in what other advantages you could have as a professional in this area of beauty? Read our blog for five amazing benefits!

Express Yourself Through Art

If beauty is one of your passions, it’s safe to say that you love using your creativity! Professionals in the beauty industry are artists who are able to use their craft to make their amazing ideas come to life. And that’s exactly what you could do as a nail technician! Just think about all the unique nail designs you’ve had or seen other people wear. With all the different nail shapes, colors, and patterns, there’s no shortage of possibilities open to where your artistic talent can take you!

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Help People Feel Great

It’s no surprise that this career is a great way for you to help others build confidence in their looks. After all, everyone knows the difference it can make when you’ve gone the extra mile for your appearance. And what better way to complete your look than with a new nail design? Plus, nail technicians don’t just help clients feel better by giving them a unique shape and pattern that speaks to their personality. Nail technicians also know how to trim and clean nails so clients can have healthy nails under those beautiful new designs. Nothing feels better than getting rid of all that dead skin and walking out of the nail salon feeling clean and refreshed!

Have Good Job Security

Chances are that you not only want a career path that you enjoy doing but one that also offers you stability. It’s a common misconception that you can only have one and why many people often choose to apply for traditional college even though that’s not the path they’re interested in. Well, what if we told you that it’s possible to like what you’re doing and have in-demand skills. That’s what a career as a nail technician could offer you! In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the job outlook for manicurists and pedicurists is expected to grow by 10% from 2018 to 2028. People rely on nail technicians for their beauty needs which means your skills are needed once you enter the working world!

Flexible Working Hours

Not everyone has the flexibility in their schedule to work a typical 9-5 hour work day. You may have other life commitments that prevent you from keeping a consistent schedule. Or maybe you just don’t want to feel restricted by your job. Many nail technicians have the freedom to set times when they want to come in and work when it’s most convenient for them. Some salons even have clients set up an appointment so you know exactly when you’d be needed and you can plan your week around helping your clients. You might be surprised how much flexible scheduling can help with your job satisfaction!

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Career Mobility

Are you someone who wants a career that allows you to keep developing your skills and moving up in your field? With so many exciting things to learn in the industry, it all depends on you to decide how committed you are to learning everything you can. Along with the technical skills of nail design, you could also learn about the business side that comes with owning a beauty salon. If you really wanted to, you could work your way up to owning your own business in the industry you love! You’re in charge of how far your career in beauty goes!

Want to Get Started?

Now that you know more about the benefits of becoming a nail technician, we think you’re ready to take the next step and apply to beauty school! At Aveda Institute Idaho, we teach nail techniques in our cosmetology program and even have a nail technician program for those who want to focus completely on those skills! Contact us or schedule a tour today to learn how you can get started.


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