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How do I begin offering nail art services?

Q.

I’ve recently finished a manicure and pedicure course and am interested in putting designs on nails (because my clients are asking for this). Where do I begin?

A.

You begin offering nail art services after you’ve practiced your own original designs or replicated other artists’ work. Once you’re happy with your work, start a portfolio or display and place it in a highly visible area to catch the client’s attention. Offer complimentary nail art to each client to promote your new service. If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas or creating specific designs there are many nail artists, like myself, that enjoy sharing their techniques. Just think of the nail as a miniature canvas and let your creativity run wild... the possibilities are endless!

— Andrea Van Luchene is owner of The Nail Studio, Gaylord, Mich.

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