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 extensionsperform manicures and pedicuresuse specialist tools and electrical equipment on nail enhancementsapply decorative and airbrushed nail artmaintain safe work practices and hygiene standardsread and interpret product information to make safe and appropriate recommendations to clientsconduct financial transactionsperform reception duties (receiving bookings and arranging appointments, for example)perform routine housekeeping dutiesmaintain client recordsprovide advice about and sell nail productsmaintain 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 patience able to cope with the physical demands of the job creative and artistic ability.