One of the questions I get asked most often is how I get to do some of the special things I do. The answer to that is not as simple as one thing or another. If you have aspirations of doing more within the industry outside of working at your table, it’s going to take some time and hard work. The three most important tips I can give you are:
That being said, I got to do the coolest thing yesterday! When I met a couple of the editors of Modern Salon at the ISSE show in Long Beach this past January, they were excited about the cool nails I had done for the NAILS Magazine team. They shocked me when explaining that they had only ever had simple solid color manicures. I wanted them to know how much fun it was to step outside the straight color box and offered to come to ABS in Chicago early and manicure them all at the magazine office. We exchanged business cards and that was that.
When returning home, I checked with CND about flying in a day early, made arrangements for an extra day at the hotel, and lined things up. When it was finalized and ready I reached out to the editors and they were so surprised I was following through! This resulted in manicures for seven of them in the office. I was honored to do their first “fancy nails” and provide some education on what to look for in a quality service.
You can see that this came about not because it dropped in my lap while I sat at the salon wondering what I could do. It happened because I pursued it. No matter what your goals are aside from being behind your table, YOU are the key to making things happen!