Nail tech Wendy Bailey moved from Charlotte, N.C., to Austin, Texas, in July 2015, leaving behind a full book of appreciative clients, along with friends and family. She shares a favorite person, place, and thing from her new salon, Nails by Wendy Bailey, located in neighboring Round Rock, Texas.
Person: I met Jocelyn Edison when our esthetician bought a gift certificate for her to have a mani/pedi with me right after her third cancer surgery. As a cancer survivor myself, I am inspired by Jocelyn to stay positive and rely heavily on faith and hope to get through this diagnosis. Our battles will never be over for the remainder of our lives as it will always be something that has to be watched. Having someone who truly understands how this feels is priceless. I’m thankful she was placed in my life and I in hers.
Place: I am proud to display my investment in CND training on my wall. I truly believe my education and commitment to staying current on sanitation laws, trends, and procedures sets me apart from the average nail tech in my area. My clients see that I am driven to give them the healthiest options on the market today by taking the time and money to go to these classes and talk about my sanitation processes. It never gets old to hear, “I’ve never had a nail tech like you before. Now I can never go back to any drop-in type salons.”
Thing: This armoire has been with me many years and has served many purposes, and now it’s a real lifesaver for storing supplies in my new nail studio. We did a major downsizing for the move to Texas, but my gut just wouldn’t let this piece go. I distressed it, changing the dated cherry finish into a more current style using Mud Paint. There isn’t a client who doesn’t say, “Wow, I love that piece.”
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