Confessions of a Nail Tech x Nailed by Nikki
Madam Glam introduces a new blog series willing to inspire not only future nail technicians but beauty and nail lovers too. By each interview we’ll take, you will have the chance to know & see what it takes to be a nail tech nowadays, how to start a career, what inspires our nail techs, what challenges they’ve been through, what tips & tricks they have for us and many, many more!
Our special quest for episode 10 is the amazing and fun Nailed by Nikki! She is a licensed nail tech who puts passion and creativity in every single thing she does! She started her Youtube Channel and says that the best part of being a nail tech is the freedom, creativity and versatility this job offers...if you want to know more about her, then keep reading!
MG: When did you start your career? What do you enjoy most about doing nails?
I started doing nails in high school as a hobby, but after graduating I went to school to become a Nurse practitioner (Doctorate of nurse practitioner in the field of family practice to be exact), however I never lost the passion for the art of nails so recently I went back to school to become a professional licensed nail tech. I have only had my official license for about 4 months now but I love the freedom, creativity and versatility that it brings.
MG: Who/What inspires you when it comes for nails and nail designs?
My nail art is inspired by what I see in nature! Seriously, I can be looking at a tree… or even a pair of sneakers for that matter and BOOM!!! I have an inspiration for a new nail look!
MG: Why did you start the Youtube channel?
I started my YouTube Channel last year as a means to document my journey through the world of nails and to show others that even though you may have a career and family there is always time for fun art and to be creative!
MG: What's your favorite nail tool/gadget?
Hmmm… this is a hard one, but I would have to say my favorite nail tool is my portable e-file! Oh man, without it I would be so lost!
MG: Do you have any favorite kinds of designs you like to create?
My favorite nail design would have to be a good ole’ swirl nail! Easy to do and you really can’t mess it up! Gives a beautiful look every time
MG: How many gels do you own? What are your 3 favorite gels from Madam Glam?
How many gels do I own? Let’s just say too much to count! But my fav gels from Madam Glam are: Start Dust, Stylishly Fashionable, and Holo Party...Wow that was hard to pick just 3!
MG: What’s your best tip for getting beautiful, well-groomed nails?
My best tip for getting well-groomed nails is to PREP, PREP, PREP! I can’t say that enough! Preparing and prepping the nail is the most important step.
MG: Which celebrity would be your dream client? Why?
Oh, my my my… If I could do any celeb client it would be Cardi B because she wears her nails long and blinged out just my niche!
MG: Do you have any tip or advice to share with our community, younger and future nail techs or simply nail lovers?
My advice for future nail techs would be to:
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/nailedbynikki
JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT! There are not many careers that you can have fun and make money while doing it! I say have as much fun as you can but keep abreast of the latest trends by taking classes as often as possible… and oh yea… subscribe to my YouTube channel… Did I say that already?😊
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