Week 15: Halloween Nail Art

My first client this was was an elementary school teacher, who I gave a well-deserved spa pedicure including a  scrub, mask, and massage.
<p>My first client this was was an elementary school teacher, who I gave a well-deserved spa pedicure including a  scrub, mask, and massage.</p>

What a week! Now that the five client project has been completed I haven’t felt as obligated to bring in clients every day. I still promote and advertise myself but I do feel like some pressure has been lifted. This hasn’t changed how busy I have been on the floor. I’m not sure if it’s because of how active I was during the five client project, but I’ve been getting appointments left and right. Monday started off with a pedicure which was nice because I haven’t done one of those in a while and it’s nice to do something simple sometimes. This client was a school teacher so I was glad to help her relax after a long day. 

I performed a fill for aanother cosmetology student.
<p>I performed a fill for aanother cosmetology student.</p>

Tuesday came around and I f thought I would be free to work on some more nail art or fantasy nails. I was wrong. As I skimmed down the appointment list, I saw my name for a fill. I set up my station set up and I grabbed my client, a morning cosmology student. She had really long nails but it wasn’t bad to rebalance. We finished the fill with a midnight blue gel-polish by OPI. They came out beautiful! After that I decided to do a manicure on myself. It’s been a while since I’ve done anything on my own hands and they were looking pretty dry. We can’t forget to take care of ourselves. Although we’re here to make others feel beautiful, you can’t help others if you can’t help yourself. Plus,  your hands are the best way to advertise your work. 

During our in-class day on Wednesday, I had the most fun. After another test. which we all completed and passed, we worked on Halloween nail art. Our instructor demonstrated how to do a jack-o-lantern, a black cat, a graveyard and a few other designs. We came back from lunch and I was ready to go. I grabbed my colors, sat down, plugged in my music and got in the zone. The outcome amazed me. I found myself staring at my work asking myself, “I did that?” For the first time, I was able to transfer the image in my head to the actual nail. 

Here are my Halloween nail art designs. My favorite designs are the vampire lips and the trees with the tombstones.
<p>Here are my Halloween nail art designs. My favorite designs are the vampire lips and the trees with the tombstones.</p>

I ended the week with another sculpted set appointment. We went from short uneven nails to long beautiful, nude colored, coffin nails. This young lady missed having nail enhancements and I was glad to restore them.

The before shows short and uneven nails to sculpted, nude, coffin nails.
<p>The before shows short and uneven nails to sculpted, nude, coffin nails.</p>

One thing I will say is after using regular polish on this set, I’ve learned that I much prefer gel-polish. The process may be longer but the polish has a clean/shiny finish and it wears longer. The best part of all is you don’t have to wait for it to dry.

This week was smooth and successful. I hope you all had a successful week as well. Until next time keep spreading JoLove and while you love what you do but remember to LoveJoSelf.

Love,

Jojo 

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