Start your own Nail Artist business

Start your own Nail Artist business

  1. What does it take to become a nail artist? 

Becoming a nail artist requires training so you can safely work on real people and develop creative, fun designs with acrylic nails. You’ll need the technical skills to master using the equipment but you’ll also get to develop your creative side and explore designs and colours. 

Whether you want to recreate Kylie Jenner or Cadi B’s insta-famous nails, it’s a career where you can find your own clients to share your style and set your own schedule!


  1. How do you start your own business as a nail artist?

Start your own nail artist business by getting training to safely use the equipment and tools. Register your business name and company. You then need to find a sustainable way of sourcing clients so you can have repeat business and have stable income. You can find clients through building a social media following, collaborating with other beauty and health providers and through establishing local networks. 


Posting regularly on social media gives you the chance to show off your skills while also selling to potential customers. 


  1. Where can I find clients for my new business?

Find clients through: 

  • Social media
  • Local networks
  • Collaborating with other beauty/health providers
  • Word of mouth promotion from other clients. 
  • Online advertising

  1. How much money will I make as a nail technician?

As a nail technician you can set your own prices, but you want to make sure that you’re offering a quality service so your clients keep coming back! When setting your prices, you’ll want to consider: 

  • How long does it take you to work on a client? 
  • What products do you need and how much do they cost? 
  • Building a reliable client base so you have examples of your work and reviews from previous clients. 

  1. What are the pros and cons of running a nail salon or starting your own business?

If you’re thinking of starting your own business as a nail technician, you’ll have the flexibility to set your schedule and work under your own name. You’re responsible for all of your hard work.. But you’re also responsible for all of your hard work! 


Working in a salon can give you experience and advice from existing nail technicians. But by doing an independent workshop or private training, you can build these skills and build relationships with your clients as their go-to nail tech that they trust. Working in a salon means you’re not really known as an independent artist and you’re relying on the reputation of the salon. If you work for yourself, you can guarantee the quality of all of your work and explore your creativity!


So if you’re interested in starting your own nail tech business and becoming a nail artist - check out Nail Boss Academy where you can learn the technical know-how as well as access exclusive business mentorship to get yourself started!

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