Before you jump straight into designing amazing nails, it is important to double-check your gear. There are a lot of specialty items that go into nail care. Having the right equipment can make the difference between a loyal customer and one that isn’t going to come back anytime soon.
Stock Your Products
Hopefully, this is an obvious item on the list. A must-have tool every nail technician needs is the product itself. On top of this, to do anyone’s nails, you will need a wide array of products to mix, match, and choose from. This includes different types and colors of nail polish, faux nails, glitter, rhinestones, and any other bits of flair that are necessary to get the job done. Besides products to put on designs, you will need to be prepared to remove product as well. Different types of product require different removal tools and techniques. For instance, despite the similarities, acrylic and gel nail polish are removed using very different methods.
General Tools for Getting the Job Done
In addition to having product applied, customers will expect good care and treatment. This comes down to acquiring and understanding a variety of common but essential tools. The most essential items are used for basic manicure work. This includes items such as clippers, files, cuticle pushers, brushes, and buffers. Finger and toe separators are also useful. Having different materials, types, and sizes of each item is also recommended to ensure the right tool is available for every situation.
Specialty Tools To Make Life Easier
There are quite a few unique items that are easy to overlook in the nail business. Great lighting is a start; consider getting a light table in addition to investing in other lamps. One of the must-have tools every nail technician needs is a nail drill. When working with artificial nail extensions, using anything other than a nail drill will frustrate the customer with how long it takes to shape or remove the additions. Along with this, choose a variety of bits for every job. When working with gels, a UV lamp is also essential. This gorgeous product gets its ultra-glossy finish from the curing process provided by these unique desktop devices.
General Items for Sanitation
Finally, let’s not forget about keeping your space clean! Currently, anything that involves touching hands gives everyone pause. Having disinfectant on hand for yourself and your customers is essential. It’s also a good idea to have a few disinfectant wipes and sprays to clean up areas where before the next customer arrives. Alcohol wipes and various cleaning products also serve a vital role in polishing up more finicky products and help streamline the removal process.