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Career options you can pursue as a nail technician

Nail Technicians provide manicures, pedicures, and other various nail treatments depending on the needs of a client's nail care and their preferences. They are usually self-employed or work in salons, spas, barbershops, or nail salons. A career as a nail technician can be a great choice with many advancement opportunities. A growing number of positions in nail tech are just a few reasons that being a manicure and pedicurist makes sense.

The following are career options you can pursue as a nail technician:


A beautician conducts general cosmetic or aesthetic services, including makeup, hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Beauticians can provide skincare treatments and nail technician services. Other services include hair washing and blow drying.


An aesthetician is a cosmetology professional who specialises in skin care. Aestheticians can work within salons or spas to provide skin treatments and advice for clients. They perform skin assessments, recommend treatments and products and monitor skin health post-treatment.


A beauty consultant represents a particular brand and provides customers with recommendations to complete a sale. Beauty consultants meet with customers to understand what they look for in a product or service. These consultants may demonstrate products to customers or provide them with a product sample to try before purchase.

Beauty Blogger

Beauty blogging is big business – but it does not happen overnight. If you want to become a big name in the nail industry, this could be a great career path for you. Nail enthusiasts and bloggers share wisdom, tutorials and fun videos with their fans and reap financial benefits in return. 

Salon Receptionist

A salon receptionist works at the front desk of salons to greet, check-in and complete sales for clients. They handle administrative responsibilities such as scheduling, answering phones, providing information and completing general maintenance tasks. Salon receptionists communicate with clients and salon staff to ensure that the daily operations of the salon run smoothly and efficiently.

Nail Educator

If you want to help others progress in their careers and watch your students grow into successes, teaching may be the perfect option for you! You will need teaching qualifications to ensure your students receive the best education.

Are you ready to start your journey in nails? 

At NTC, we have many nail technician courses to choose from. The most popular Complete Nail Tech course covers everything to do with nails (Manicure, Pedicure, Gel Extensions, Gel Polish, Acrylics and Sculpting) and is currently on offer with 20% OFF for only £399! (Normally £399 plus VAT).

With all our nail technician courses you complete, you will receive a fully accredited professional Diploma certificate. Our courses offer the in-depth nail training that you require to be a fully qualified and professional nail technician.

Please visit our website for more info about our accredited nail technician courses.


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