5 Qualities You Need To Be A Successful Nail Technician

Whether you’re already qualified or looking to join the wonderful world of nails, being a nail technician can go one of two ways. Put in the work and develop your own skills and you’ll become the most successful tech you know. Or, take the easy route, cut some corners and success will be harder to chase.

Ready to take the right path to becoming a successful nail technician?

Listen up, because we’ve rounded up our top five qualities, that you either need to learn or improve on, to become the best of the best…


Creativity and being a nail tech should go hand in hand.

We’re presuming you’re already a creative person, as what nail technician isn’t, but it’s important that you keep your creative streak going and flowing throughout your career, to keep things fresh.

You should have a good eye for design and be able to provide customised and artistic nail art to every single one of your clients, no matter the brief.

Attention to detail

A top nail technician always pays close attention to detail, ensuring that every nail is perfectly prepped, shaped, and polished.

No mistake gets left unresolved, no matter how small it may be, or how long it may take to fix.

This also includes proper hygiene practices, including the cleaning of your tools and space.

It really is the small things that matter the most and leave a lasting impression!

Technical skills

It’s important as nail techs that we gain expertise in nail shaping, cuticle care, nail art, gel or acrylic nail application, and various manicure and pedicure techniques.

It’s all well and good being good at painting a French tip (and we certainly applaud you if you can do this easily), but if you don’t have the basic application skills perfected, it’s all a waste.

Focus on your technical skills before you move onto nail art, and watch your whole business flourish.

Customer service

Being friendly, approachable, and attentive to your clients and their needs and preferences will help you build relationships and repeat custom.

You want to remain professional at all times, but we’re all human and have bad days, but just remind yourself how hard you work and that letting things slip with your clients is just not worth it.

Continuous learning

To be a successful nail technician, you need to move with the times.

Having a genuine passion for learning and continuously updating your skills is super important, and you can do this by attending workshops, connecting with other nail techs, and completing advanced training, to keep on top of industry trends.

Let us know in the comments if you put any of these tips into place, or have any helpful ones we have missed, that have helped you!

Ready to join the best nail community in the world? You’re in the right place.

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