One of the coolest changes in my role at NAILS in the past few years is that I’m getting more and more requests to be on the other side of the interview, i.e., mainstream media journalists actually want to talk to me for my nail art expertise. So much so, in fact, that I recently enrolled in and completed a media training class
, in which I learned how to get my points across in face-to-face interviews.
So it was a neat coincidence that on the day I completed the media training course, I got a phone call from Canada’s CBC Radio One
asking me to be on a nationally broadcast radio segment about nail art. Of course, I agreed. (Then I found out that the interview would be at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, as the show airs live at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time — perhaps a bit crazy on my part to still agree, but totally worth it!)
The show is also broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio. The topic was “Nail Art: More Than Just Fashion & Beauty,” and I got to chat with The Current’s host Anna Maria Tremonti about the growth of nail art during the recession, nail art appearing on the runway at fashion shows, how to pull off nail art in a conservative workplace, and even a bit of a hot-button question about if we should be worried about the chemicals in nail products (short answer: no, if you’re working in a well-ventilated salon using reputable products).
Check out the entire nail art episode here
. I start at the 13 minute mark, but I definitely encourage you to listen to the whole show as she interviews some other fascinating nail art experts.