Thinking about becoming a nail tech?
I was certain that I wanted a career where I could dress up, feel pretty, play with paints and create beautiful nails all day long. I am so grateful that I have been able to do this for the last decade. But if you are thinking about signing up in this business there is a lot more to it than just the fluff and stuff.
Therapist is a Close Second:
Over the years I have learned a lot about myself. I think this comes with all the incredible conversations I have had with my clients. I have learned to be patient. I have learned to be strong and I have learned, most importantly, to be kind. You NEVER know what someone else might be going through.
I would never have thought that people would come to me for advice. Or feel safe enough with me to share their secrets and their stories. I believe this comes with the territory when you become a nail tech. Lol a lot like a bartender or a hair dresser that’s for sure!
I always tell my clients that they are in a safe place. That nothing will ever leave these four walls. And it won’t. Trust is imperative.
I encourage you to listen and be a shoulder for your clients, but this is where it gets tricky, where do we draw the line? How do we not let it affect ourselves. I have had days (quite recently) where every girl that sits down in my chair starts to cry. This literally breaks my heart. I hate to see anyone so sad or lost. I try to listen the best I can. Give the best advice I know how to give and never let them leave without a hug.
Separate and Meditate:
But it can be tough to separate my work day from my family time. Hard to stay happy and uplifted when my girls are so gutted. Almost impossible to focus on my son and husband when all I can think about are my clients that day.
So what is my system? Lol other than pouring myself a glass of wine you ask? I am quite blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. So I really don’t have to go much farther than my front porch to find a little serenity. I will usually come home (or upstairs, because I work from home) and head to my front porch with my favorite pooch, Kelly. We’ll have a quick snuggle and as she lies down I get to work.
Meditation, in any form, I think is not only helpful but quite important in keeping us grounded. A few deep breaths. Thoughts of gratitude and prayers for those that need them. I will spend about 15 minutes here. Just feeling light and love in hopes that it helps them but me as well.
I believe this is the most beneficial thing we can do. In any facet of life, if someone is struggling. Even if you don’t believe in what they are going through. Maybe you think it is self-inflicted, or they love the chaos. Whatever the trouble, they need our light and love. No matter what. It is healing for you and for them.
Holding onto sadness, fear, resentment, anger and frustration will only make us sick in the end. In any work situation we will find ourselves overwhelmed. With other people, their troubles or troubles of our own. But whether its is business or your personal life I think we all need to find that place, for 15 minutes a day, where we can spread light and love.
Wouldn’t the world be a better place?
Spread the Love:
Being a nail tech is one of the most rewarding career choices I can imagine. The conversations and connections I have made are like no other. But not just with our jobs but our personal lives also, I believe we must learn how to protect our hearts. To heal them daily. And to help heal others*
I hope you are able to take something away from this today. Maybe you spend 15 minutes in your favorite place being grateful. Maybe you are the shoulder someone else needed today or maybe your just spreading the love!
Thanks so much for reading <3
Good Luck Out There
Cheyanne-The Nail Lamp Tramp