Business Management

Have Tools, Will Travel

For nail techs who are constantly on the go, their box of tools may be the only constant in their lives. Traveling techs share their toolkit must-haves that help them thrive while on the road.


Spa Movement (standard toolkit for all techs)

Home base: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Some travel required: mobile spa that services clients throughout Ontario

Won’t leave home without:

✓Essential oils ✓Candles and a lighter
✓Two sets of implements ✓Scented room spray
✓Scrubs ✓Incense
✓Hydro Masque ✓CDs (ambiance music)
✓Box of gloves ✓Laundry bag for soiled towels
✓Tissue box ✓Manicure and pedicure stools


DeVonne Sturdivant

Home base: Atlanta

Some travel required: Bliss Mobile Spa nail tech

Won’t leave home without:

✓Be Natural Callus Eliminator

✓Custom blended foot scrubs and creams

✓Tea Tree Oil

✓Just Add Honey teas (for breaks between clients)


Sara Holden

Home base: Bullhead City, Ariz.

Some travel required: INM educator

Won’t leave home without:

✓Every color from every INM colored acrylic collection

✓ Pencil boxes to store the .25 oz. jars (so they’re easily accessible during a demo)

✓Nail tips


✓Extra pair of shoes (for walking to and from the tradeshow floor)

✓Soda cans, water, and snacks (for nourishment)

✓ Air can (to remove the dust from the nail plate, instead of using a manicure brush)

✓Demo-specific products, like fiberglass, gel, or acrylic systems


Nail Taxi (standard toolkit for all techs)

Home base: Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., Richmond, Va.

Some travel required: mobile spa that services clients in four different metro areas

Won’t leave home without:

✓Pink table towels (the official company color) ✓Toe separators
✓Warm lotion dispenser ✓PDA or cell phone with text messaging enabled
✓Belava foot tub with disposable liners ✓Breath mints
✓Pedicure slippers  

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