Profession manicurist

Manicurists give beauty treatments for hands and nails to individuals in order to improve their appearance.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Realistic

Related professions hair, beauty, cosmetics

Knowledge

  • Cosmetic skin treatment

    The aesthetic care of the skin, such as facials, including exfoliation, facial masks, peels, steam, and extraction.

  • Cosmetics industry

    Suppliers, products and brands in the cosmetic industry.

  • Cosmetics

    The various types of substances used to enhance the appearance of the human body.

  • Skin types

    The different skin types, such as dry, normal, oily, and sensitive.

  • Cosmetic manicure

    Various elements of a manicure, such as the cutting and shaping of toe- or fingernails, removing excess callouses and cuticle around nails, and applying a protective or decorative coat of nail polish.

Skills

  • Decorate nails

    Use artificial nails, piercings, ornaments, or customised designs to decorate customers' nails.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Shape nails

    Shape nails by cutting and smoothening the ends of the nails, with the use of files, scissors or emery boards.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Conform to cosmetics regulatory requirements

    Ensure conformance to regulatory requirements applied in personal care products such as cosmetics, fragrances and toiletry.

  • Advise customers on usage of cosmetics

    Provide advice to customers on how to apply various cosmetic products such as lotions, powders, nail polish or creams.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Apply nail polish

    Remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover or swabs, clean customers' nails and apply undercoat and clear or colored polish onto nails with brushes.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Treat nails

    Wrap nails to repair them or make them stronger and more resilient. Soften, trim or push back nail cuticles and provide treatment to people who bite their nails.

  • Sterilise working environment

    Make sure all working equipment, jewellery and skin is made sterile, before performing skin treatment or body modifications such as tattooing or piercing, to prevent infections or the transfer of diseases.

  • Maintain a hygienic working environment

    Take care of hygiene in the workplace in accordance with relevant regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform body piercings monitor stock level order supplies maintain professional administration sell cosmetics manufacture cosmetics maintain relationship with suppliers show social competences recommend cosmetics to customers issue sales invoices give massages offer cosmetic beauty advice comply with legislation related to health care process payments keep personal administration administer appointments test make-up use hair removal techniques manage a small-to-medium business

Common job titles

  • Nail technician
  • Licensed nail technician / manicurist
  • Beauty professionals needed!
  • Nail technician/manicurist