How to master your skills as a nail technician faster?

The nail industry is a fast-growing industry which hops on and off new trends daily. Sometimes we can get lost in these, and we can have a hard time mastering some skills. However, at CPBA, you will gain all the knowledge (most of the time without paying a penny) to become a nail technician! No reason to attend special courses, colleges, or even online-classes. CPBA brings everything one could wish for, at one place.

You will easily master your skills as a nail-tech if you have patience and if you are willing to learn. Also, you should have a steady hand, as well as an amazing eye for details!

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You can master the basic nail course even if you had no previous training at CPBA. All you need is some time, patience, and a will to learn.

What does the nail technician do?

Nail tech does manicures, nail extensions, as well as gel nails. They maintain a safe & hygienic workplace and carry out client consultations. They can often do paraffin wax, deal with ingrown nails, fungi infections, as well as nail art.

Why CPBA helps you learn faster?

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Everyone gets to be tutored by an experienced nail tutor who guides you through practical lessons while you get to practice on yourself! You will also do manicures and pedicures on real clients in a small surrounding with 12 other students.

You can get an accredited nail diploma for £30, and you can complete your course in just 3 days! This is a gel nail extensions course, but you can also take an intense 4-month journey and be fully qualified level 2 nail technician!

The 4-month course is also simple & practical. Simply invest one full day and half of the day for 16 weeks straight. Later on, you will be left with a VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate which is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association. It is also recognised by the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

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Mum who was homeless at 17 becomes nail technician of the year

A mother who was living on the streets when she was a teenager has now been named nail technician of the year. She has only recently started her own business.

34 year old Samantha Hart described how she ended up in a “bad crowd” during her late teens and found herself homeless for four years, having no idea where her next meal would come from. Since than everything has changed. She has 3 kids and has been named nail technician of the year in the British Hair and Beauty Awards which is a dream come true for her.

“I ended up finding myself homeless for around four years and got into a bad crowd and bad habits. I had homes and flats intermittently and I didn’t know how to look after myself and wasn’t shown how to be a grown up. I didn’t know there were places to go for help. I spent some time on the streets too. I didn’t know where I was going or where the next meal was coming from.”

Samantha who admitted she was “a bit of a one” growing up, was taken in by her friend’s mum after three years of struggling to find her place in the world.

“A friend’s mum took me in and gave me a good start. I’d been best friends with her daughter since I was 11 and she helped. I was there for around six months. When you’re depressed and don’t want to be in the world it’s a hard start.”

Samantha, who is in a long-term relationship with partner Mike Hall, left the country for a new start and became an au pair in Germany. While she was over there, she became pregnant with her first child. But, by the time her third child was on the way, she found herself a single, pregnant mother, with a one year old and a six year old. Now back in Hull and determined to support her family, she enrolled onto a four-month course with nail flairs and before long started her nail technician training.

“I’d always watched make-up videos on YouTube which led to nail videos and thought, ‘I’d really like to do that’ and enrolled on a course and found I had a talent for it. I tried working in other salons and just never found my niche. I thought the only place I will fit in, is working for me. I spent every last penny I had getting it sorted and it took three months to get it up and running. I’m not a typical girly-girl and wanted the salon to look different to any others. I didn’t want the pink or the glittery things.”

“I wanted other people to feel comfortable coming in so it’s kind of like an anti-nail salon. We have two staff members at the moment but are looking for more. My clients have followed me everywhere I have been and they’re what have kept me in business.” – she said.

Samantha has become a national winner at the British Hair and Beauty Awards 2019 as Nail Technician of the Year.

“It really means a lot to me to be a finalist at the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards looking at the hundreds of entries is brilliant.

“The Grit Award is to celebrate people who have come through a lot of adversity and it means a lot to me to be nominated. Winning the Nail Technician Award was absolutely brilliant. I was watching it at home and was waiting hours for it to refresh to say who the winner was.

“I’m over the moon but I still wouldn’t think I’m the best in the country because I have my idols. There were also others there from Hull which was fantastic as the city is coming an epicentre for beauty now. Tracey Westmorland was there and Stephanie Tomlinson from Simply Nail and both women are brilliant.”

Samantha is now determined to pass her wisdom on to others with the help of a course she is putting on. It is usually priced at £500  and altogether has four sessions over a two week period and is run by Samantha in partnership with Incandescent Shine.    Mirror

How Much Money Can You Make Working As A Nail Technician/ Salon Owner

Nail technician jobs are always in demand across the UK. From manicures to pedicures and threading, they offer a full range of facial services and treatments. If wondering How much money can you make working as a Nail technician/ Salon Owner, the answer is based on several factors.

 According to industry experts, self-employed nail technicians make nearly £4,000 less per year than regularly employed technicians. Whether on contract or in-house, technicians can easily make well over £52,000 per year. With this in mind, self-employed businesses may offer optimal freedom but less money due to overhead and finding clients on a daily basis.

 Nail technicians that wish to earn more have to be willing to work hard. This means networking with other technicians to take advantage of available opportunities. They also need to stay abreast of all the latest industry developments and trends. This can include new nail salon techniques, technologies, and especially client procurement and fulfilment services.

 Nail salon owners can literally earn hundreds of thousands of pounds per year. This, however, depends on the business branding, location, as well as visibility to new and existing clients. They also must have a strong advertising and marketing campaign both on and off the Web. Owners must also stay ahead of the curve by tapping into all current and burgeoning trends.

 Whether working hourly, on contract, salary, or as an owner, there are so many avenues available to make loads of money in this industry. However, mobile services are now a must and that is something you need to consider. No longer are brick and mortar locations the only source for nail salon income these days. In fact, nearly all venues feature mobile services for clients at home, the office, or simply unable to make it to the salon and need these services for many reasons.

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