Hello, my name is Saniyyah Patrick, and I’m from Philadelphia, Pa. Before I decided to enroll in the nail tech program at Queen Beauty Academy, I was a stay-at-home mom and also a full-time student pursuing a degree in applied science with a concentration in surgical technology. I know that’s drastically different from nail technology, but it surely isn’t a surprising change of pace for myself or those around me, as I have been doing nails on my own for over a decade.
Doing nails allows my creativity to flow in the form of nail art design and creation. I truly enjoy every aspect of working with nails — everything from nail health to applying sparkly, glittery gel-polish. When I am creating designs, it’s allows me to express my natural talent and artsy personality. I’ve always been in love with the arts, and nails have always come naturally for me. When I was younger I would practice on my girlfriends for hours on end, doing all the latest trends and designs and trying to perfect my craft. Later on, I became obsessed with Minx, glitter, and free-hand art. Now I can attend nail school during my other school break to pursue my passion. What made me finally decide to actually enroll was the push and major encouragement from my closest friends and family members. The words that enticed me the most were, “You have too much talent to sit around and not use it.”
So, with research and a deep breath, I made the decision to enroll. The program consists of 300 hours, and I will be there 40 hours per week or more, every day except Friday. I look forward to learning and gaining new techniques to be an outstanding nail tech and provide my clients with superior work. My future plans are to open up my own small spa and provide services that include nail and skin care. I also plan to offer free services to anyone who is affected with mental health issues. I believe that this is my time to begin pursuing and living my dreams, and I’m ready for all the endless possibilities in being a nail technician!
Until next time,
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