Caitlin Iley

NAIL TECH TALK: Erin Lynch of La Pintora Nails

By Callie Iley | 29 May 2021 | Feature, Tech Talk

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Scratch chats to Erin Lynch of La Pintora Nails about finding inspiration in nature and charging your worth…

Like many people, the pandemic made me re-evaluate a few things and I decided to take forward my love of nails and nail art by gaining my gel manicure certification. I completed my training through The Gel Bottle Academy, with their amazing educators at NAF! School, in autumn last year. I’m passionate about natural nail health and this gave me a brilliant foundation from which to begin my nail career. Since then, I have started renting a nail desk in a salon part time.


I definitely have an appreciation for the whole spectrum of nail art! I love the precision and detail involved in intricate designs and find that I don’t even notice time passing by when I’m engrossed in creating these styles. Having said that, I also love the flowy beauty of marble and smoky designs too. And of course, sometimes you just can’t beat a plain nude set.

Nature is probably where I find that most of my inspiration stems from, as you can probably tell from my photos. From beautiful stone textures to animal prints, plants and flowers, I’m continually fascinated by the natural world so that comes through a lot in what I create.

As I’m still new to the industry, my focus at the moment is very much on perfecting my techniques and building a client base. I really enjoy learning new things and look forward to attending more courses in the future, to keep enhancing my knowledge and skills.

I would say my favourite part about the nail industry is the fact that it’s continually evolving with innovative new systems and improvements. I’m also in awe of the talent of nail artists out there and love seeing the creativity and resilience of those in this industry. There are always fresh ideas being brought to the table, which is just amazing to see.

There has been a lot of discussion lately about charging your worth and I think it would be great to see a positive shift in the value people place on the work of nail technicians. When we consider the training, skill levels and time that is behind the work we do, it would be wonderful to see more technicians feeling comfortable to charge a fair price that reflects this.

I actually have a full-time office job as well as doing nails part time but if I was to work in another sector, and going back to my love of nature, it would be so rewarding to work in environmental conservation to help preserve the incredible planet we live on.


Follow Erin’s nail journey on Instagram, here.