Last year saw the re-launch of the African American Manicurists Association. This networking and mentorship group started in 2003 in the Bay Area of California with a first meeting agenda of business strategies, goal setting, salon menu enhancements, and how to pack for mobile services. It continued on an informal basis with members networking, bartering with, and supporting one another.
Nail techs SaVerne Smith and Kesha Hackett-Belcher re-launched the group in December 2012 with a meeting that included 15 attendees. “It’s not just to discuss nail-related issues. It’s for day-to-day issues. It’s a sisterhood,” says Smith. “The group will be a place to exchange ideas, to talk about new products, to mentor younger techs, and even to ask for a restaurant recommendation when traveling to a new town.”
The group is open to all nail techs. You don’t have to be African-American to enjoy the group’s fellowship. For information or to join, call SaVerne Smith at (323) 389-0075 or e-mail Kesha Hackett-Belcher at email@example.com.
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