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Margaret Wandyga

Manucurist and Nail Technician

Margaret Wandyga

"I can't emphasise enough how important continuing education is. Staying up to date with techniques and trends will enable students to deliver a superior service to their clients and help their client retention rates."
1 What are the top 3 things employers are looking for in a Manicurist/Nail Technician?

1. Passion
2. Exceptional work ethic
3. Attention to detail

2 What advice would you offer students looking to get into the industry?

My initial advice is to work hard and not be daunted by how laborious the work can be. It is after all, a manual job and you are consistently working with your hands. I also can't emphasise enough how important continuing education is. Staying up to date with techniques and trends will enable students to deliver a superior service to their clients and help their client retention rates. Finally, be personable and lovely to everyone you meet, be it clients or colleagues as no amount of advertising can beat good word-of-mouth.

3 How important is work experience and training in the industry?

Training enables you to deliver a superior service where the client feels well taken care of. It also ensures that you remain continually engaged with the field; which is where work experience ties in. It's important to continually make connections and get to know the people around you. The relationships established during work experience aid in establishing your reputation and building a client base. The credibility to be found in work experience is incredibly important where building trust and dependability are concerned.

4 Anything else you would like to add?

It's not the most obvious, but I consider it highly important to have a good understanding of the anatomical and physiological aspect of the work. An understanding in this area will help in drawing the connection between the client's particular situation and the treatment they might require or the product best suited to them

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