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You might hire a nail technician to:

  • Shape and polish customers’ fingernails and toenails

  • Apply and/or remove gel manicures or acrylic nails
  • Clean and sterilize nail stations and equipment

  • Provide excellent customer service and form relationships with regular clients

Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Ability to provide manicures and pedicures to clients
Educational background in cosmetology
Comfort working with salon equipment
Ability to assess customer desires and provide recommendations
In-depth knowledge of proper nail techniques
Excellent communication skills
Strong customer service skills
A knack for forming ongoing relationships with regular customers
Certification or licensure as applicable to state or country of employment
Willing to keep up to date on the latest trends and techniques