More and more nail techs are figuring out that fifty percent of twenty dollars now-a-days is not footing the bill in this hard economic time that were living in today. That basic manicure is just too basic as more and more clients are going natural and staying away from the harsh chemicals such as acrylic and/or gel nails. Walking into your nail salon and/or spa you are now more likely to find that your nail tech are now doing waxing, and a facial while soaking your hands/foot for a manicure and pedicure. Nail Techs are returning to class to learn waxing techniques and skin care.
Pumping out more than an hundred bucks within a hour: for a full brazil bikini wax, designed eyebrow shaping, eyelash tinting, and a mani and pedi to boot! NailEsthetician books are full and they are spending more time with a client which is likely to result in a returned client. You can now find help wanted ads asking that Nail Techs must also do waxing or that Aestheticians know how to do mani’s and pedi’s. Aniko Salon in Chicago have jumped on board by hiring Aeshetician’s that is also a licensed Nail Tech. More and more Salons/spas are now providing the full package from only one tech and it is the ultimate experience for clients to see only one tech which in-turn allows for a bigger tip for the ‘one’ tech.
As we move to a more « go green » environment and clients become more and more aware that harsh chemicals are no longer needed to make your nails look great; prices began to stand still for the basic manicures. Nail Techs have to become creative and upgrade services like: spa packages with signatures scrubs, paraffin treatments, mani or pedi flex or ask the client if they would like to add a mani to their « just » pedi service or a pedi to their « just » mani service for pennies on the dollar.
Aestheticians are: skin care specialist; not dermatologist or nail techs; they must return to school to get their Nail Tech License and vice versa for Nail Techs if they wish to do skin care. You do not want a Nail Tech cutting your hair if they are only licensed to do nails. Here in Illinois a License Cosmetologist can do skin/nails and/or hair provided that she continues her education or experience beyond school.
Skin care is where the beauty industry is seriously headed as more and more baby boomers and women in general pay more attention to their skin. More and more Aestheticians are working close with dermatologist to also increase their income and Medical Manicurist are popping up slowly but surely. Dermologica: a skin care line, is found in many beauty schools and is popular in spas/salons as student continue their education beyond schooling. There are many more skincare lines that are excellent and Nail Techs and/or Aestheticians should return to school for licensing to learn the minors such as face mapping and/or the many conditions of the nail.
Waxing is a huge income for salons/spas as more and more men began to wax their face as oppose to shaving; which happens to last much longer than shaving; OUCH! So as more and more Nailaesthetician pop up and our clients become more aware of environmentally eco-friendly products; moving away from harsh smelly chemicals; nails techs should not sway away from their love of providing mani’s and pedi’s just jump on board and become a nailesthetician to boost your income.