Sunday, 14 October 2012

A Must Read for anyone looking at pursuing a career in Nails

With the Nail industry booming, so are the employment opportunities, as women everywhere incorporate having their nails done as a regular part of their beauty regime.
Thus, it appears that recruitment agency Nail Spec have hit the nail on the head with the introduction of London’s first recruitment consultancy to solely focus on the careers of Nail Professionals.   Specialising in the recruitment nail professionals from nail technicians to Salon Managers Nail Spec also incorporate a listing of available nail stations on their website.

Liquor & Nails caught up with Lorraine the Director of Nail Spec to find out her thoughts on the developments within the industry.

Liqour & Nails:  What inspired you to launch an agency specialising in the recruitment of nail professionals?
Lorraine:  Whilst working within the beauty industry for many years, I discovered that there appeared to be a missing link between beauty businesses and the best candidates to suit. I recognised that there are many different ways to work as a Nail Technician and I wanted to make such career options more accessible whilst enabling a variety of recruitment solutions for beauty businesses. With the nail industry booming at this time, Nail Spec became a simple solution to both.

Liqour & Nails:  How easy or difficult has the process been in launching a recruitment consultancy in such a niche market?
Lorraine:  The fact that it is a niche market has made it easier in terms of direction and purpose. What makes it even easier is that the competition in beauty recruitment agencies is minute and actually there are no others that specifically focus on the careers of Nail Professionals. We would like to think that at every stage of a Nail Technicians career, whether newly qualified, experienced and looking for a change in permanent employment, temp work or session work, we have much to offer. We also give Nail Professionals the opportunity to experience a wide range of work within the nail industry by opening such doors for them.

Liqour & Nails:  What advice would you give someone looking to pursue a career within the nail industry?
Lorraine:  Undergo training and gain a qualification that entitles you to carry out a range of nail treatments and always take the opportunity to up skill and to understand the ever-changing industry including the current trends. Then I would say, practice consistently even when unemployed, work on pace and build a portfolio for potential employers/ clients to be able to see what their creative hands are capable of! And not forgetting to join us at Nail Spec to be introduced to work opportunities that are in line with their chosen career path.

Liquor & Nails:  How important do you think events like The Nail Show are within the industry?

Lorraine:  Events such as The Nail Show are very important and great in many ways. Not only is it another way to keep up to date with what's happening in the industry, but it gives great potential for inspiration. The main benefit for me is that it is the perfect place to network and to build long-term working relationships.

For More information on Nail Spec contact 0844 870 8104 or email and visit their website
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