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Week 12: On the Floor!

by A'Kia Warrior | April 13, 2016

It's official! I am on the clinic floor! I passed my test with a 95%, and I had my first client on Saturday for a pedicure. I had to think back to when I first started and thought I wasn't going to be able to do pedicures. A little time and practice has paid off. I am a particular person so I wanted to ensure that I did a great job, and when I was done I was impressed with myself. You have to be proud of your work, right? I know I was!

I am becoming more and more comfortable with nail technology. Now I have friends, family, and co-workers asking me for tips and suggestions on nail services. It feels good to know that they trust me and support me 110%. I don't even realize how much I've learned until I begin having a conversation with people and they are engaged with what I'm saying. A lot of my conversations are around safety and building a stronger nail foundation for the enhancements they want. Now if only I can get everyone I know to stop peeling gel polish off of their natural nails.

Outside of my excitement about moving to the clinic floor, I had a pretty normal (by my definition) week. I think I'm going to do a pretty good job with polish because the more I do it, the more I love it. I did a polish job using my favorite color, which is purple, and I got excited!

I'm just glad that I'm almost halfway done--yes I am! It seems like August is right around the corner. Then I will be preparing to sit for the state boards. The excitement grows day-b-day! I'ts more than just becoming a nail technician...I am building a business and a brand. It will be a movement!

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