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The practice of manicuring requires formal training by a nail technician. You must know how to strengthen and maintain nails of varying thickness, and you have to know how to shape the nails according to finger shape and size. Furthermore, nail technicians teach you how to spot nail conditions so you can stop infections before they develop. The same holds true for pedicures as well.
Aside from a solid understanding of all aspects of nail care, an important part of being a nail technician is the personable nature of the profession. If you savor meeting new people and making new friends, a nail technician, like many other professions in the beauty industry, can be a great career choice.
Usually, but it does depend on the type of salon. Having skills in esthetics and nail maintenance is usually a good background for anyone wanting to work in a salon. High-end salons almost always have nail technicians on hand because theirs is a specialized service that is always in demand for high-profile clientele.
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