How to Find the Best Nail Technicians for Your Salon

By April 16, 2018Business

With a rise in luxury award winning nail bars throughout the capital, the demand for specialist skilled nail technicians is high. Places such as Coco Nail Bar in Notting Hill set the standard high when it comes to nail treatments and clients expect only the best. In order for your spa or salon to remain competitive in this environment, it is worth considering how a recruitment agency can help you find a nail technician. Read on to discover more about this, and what you should look out for when recruiting for 5* manicurist roles.

Nail Technician Recruitment Agencies

First of all it is important to acknowledge that as the nail industry continues to expand, the role of the nail technician is becoming more recognised as a profession in its own right. Recruitment agencies can carry out tailored searches to help you seek out talented individuals who are passionate about what they do, and have a genuine interest in nail technology. This is especially important for specialist roles where the therapist is required to perform the same type of work on a daily basis.

A Nail Technician recruitment agency is your best allied to speed up new talent acquisition.


Recruiters can find nail technicians to hire through a variety of online platforms, accessing a huge database of CV’s which you may not otherwise have access to. Nail technician agencies also have a great knowledge of the market, so you can rest assured that they will know what to look for and bring you the highest quality staff. Agency support removes the need for you to sift through applications, interview and trade test new staff, saving you valuable time which can then be spent focusing on your business.


Skills, Qualifications & Experience

All qualified Beauty Therapists are trained in basic manicure and pedicure treatments, however you may need to look further for dedicated nail technicians. The expert therapists in this field will specialise in nail treatments and may have further specific qualifications to support this. Some to consider when looking for a nail technician include VTCT Level 2 certificate in Nail Technology and NVQ L3 Diploma in Nail Services, as well as various workshops and short courses carried out with accredited training providers such as Katie Barnes Academy.

Of course the more experienced the therapist is, the better they will be at their craft. Many spas and salons deliver in house training via their product partners, and provide their staff with the opportunity to work alongside respected industry leading brands such as Jessica, OPI and Margaret Dabbs. Evidence of this valuable experience is a good indicator of a skilled & knowledgeable nail professional.

As Hair & Beauty Jobs state, the nail and beauty industry is ever growing and heavily influenced by changing fashion. The type of nail treatments on offer are diverse, so the more widely skilled and up to date your manicurist is, the better they will be able to service all types of client. They should be competent in performing luxury manicures and pedicures, gels, acrylic extensions, nail art, and nail wraps, along with a strong knowledge of nail anatomy and repair treatments.

It isn’t uncommon for employers to search for a candidate’s social media profile before considering them for a role. Use this to your advantage – manicure experts often post images of their work on Facebook and Instagram, so you can see how talented and creative they are for yourself before even meeting them.You might also be able to find some client reviews to back this up.


Industry Trends

It’s important to keep up to date with nail industry trends so you can understand what your clients will be expecting and have staff ready to offer these services. Harpers Bazaar predict the hottest nail trends for 2018. Get prepared and inspired!


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