Chloe Randall

Lockdown: how to up-skill as a nail tech

By Chloe Randall | 22 March 2021 | Expert Advice, Feature

Lockdown Upskilling

For many nail technicians and salon owners, lockdown has given them the gift of time. Time to either learn new nail techniques, how to improve their business, or simply, going back to basics. Here are some techs who share how they have up-skilled their nail techniques during this time…

“For me it’s been training. It’s all good learning new techniques but I think bringing it back to basic is just as important. I took the time to relearn application techniques, cuticle care, anatomy & physiology. I wanted to get back to work knowing my knowledge was all refreshed,” commented Julie-Anne Larivière, Salon System Nail Expert and Owner of Sketched by J-A Nails.

“I have had the time to undertake further training courses. I have taken part in practical courses by joining some online workshops and also more business related courses by taking advantage of the newly available distance learning,” revealed INK London Educator, Tracy McGoogan.

“The main thing I have positively experienced as a Nail Tech is the time I’ve spent practicing my technique and nail art, smiled Staffordshire Nail Academy Brand Specialist, Millie Donovan.When I am working I rarely get time to try new designs so this has allowed me to improve my hand drawn nail art skills.”

“I used this time to practice everything that I’ve never had time to do. This became an escapism from the real world – which we all need sometimes!” commented Amy Martin of Georgie Smedley Group.

“I spent most of the lockdown re-training in different treatments and trying to better myself as a boss and as a therapist. It has given us, as a whole, a chance to expand our knowledge but to also focus on what we want going forward” revealed Louella Belle Educator, Clare Hooson.

To view the full Lockdown: One Year On feature, check out the March 2021 issue of Scratch Magazine Subscribe here