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A Facebook Group for Nail Techs With a Family Feel

U.K.-based nail tech Danni Simmons started the Nail Tech Network Facebook group in November 2016.

U.K.-based nail tech Danni Simmons started the Nail Tech Network Facebook group in November 2016 when she was eight-months pregnant and trying to keep pre-natal depression and anxiety at bay. “It was initially a local group, but within six months we had requests to join from all over the world,” she says. A little more than a year later, membership is in the thousands. “We just brought on an American admin and would love to see more U.S.-based techs joining,” she notes.

Danni Simmons
<p>Danni Simmons</p>

Students and professionals of all levels are welcome, says Simmons. Product recommendations and troubleshooting advice are among the most popular topics, along with plenty of nail art photos — of course. “I also do live feeds sharing new products and collections from brands that wish to share them with the Nail Tech Network family.”

One of Simmons’ top priorities is to create a safe, supportive space for nail techs: “Absolutely no negative or rude talk is allowed. We believe that other techs are our colleagues, our peers, and our friends — never our competition.”

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/groups/nailtechnetworkuk.

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