The holiday season has always represented a healthy bank account for me. I chalk it up to a complicated combination of women wanting to do something to perk themselves up when the weather turns cool and dreary; lots of occasions for nail art from ghosts, goblins, turkeys, and cornucopias to Christmas trees and New Year’s glitter and rhinestones; and holiday parties that need nails to match new dresses. But this time of year has always kept me busy.
When the Internet came to live in my home and I was finally able to network with other nail techs from around the world, it seemed this holiday busy season was pretty typical for the industry.
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of magazine articles referring to the “holiday slump.” Or otherwise referring to the holidays as a time when nail techs typically find themselves with more time on their hands than money.
So I just have to know: Are you busy this time of year? Or are you bored stiff and worried about getting your bills paid?
I know pedicures have really boomed in our business over the past few years, and that has really helped fill in the schedule during what has always been the summer slump for me. But keeping busy during the summer hasn’t meant slowing down in the winter.
If I hadn’t “shattered” (yes, apparently the doctor’s report uses the term “shattered”) my wrist at the end of October, I’d be covered in dust and glitter 14 hours a day right now. (Oh how I miss being covered in dust and glitter!)
So how’s it going for y’all? Everybody got time to reply? Or are you too busy getting covered in dust and glitter?