Nail technicians perform manicures and pedicures, which may include nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair and other specialised hand and foot treatments.
Duties & Tasks
Nail technicians may perform the following tasks:apply gel and acrylic nail enhancements and extensions
perform manicures and pedicures
use specialist tools and electrical equipment on nail enhancements
apply decorative and airbrushed nail art
maintain safe work practices and hygiene standards
read and interpret product information to make safe and appropriate recommendations to clients
conduct financial transactions
perform reception duties (receiving bookings and arranging appointments, for example)
perform routine housekeeping duties
maintain client records
provide advice about and sell nail products
maintain knowledge of current industry standards and practices.
Working as a nail technician can be physically demanding. Repetitive activities and sitting for long periods can cause strain, while chemicals such as those used in acrylics and polish removers may pose a health risk if not used correctly. Personal protective equipment such as gloves, aprons, dust masks and safety glasses may be worn to minimise risk. Safety considerations include the welfare of both the technician and the client.par Nail technicians have a high level of public contact.
neat personal appearance
no allergies to products and chemicals used
pleasant and tactful manner
a genuine interest in people
good interpersonal skills
excellent hand-eye coordination
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
creative and artistic ability.