From pop-up salons to Instagram influencers, Atlanta’s nail artists are taking mani-pedis to a whole new level (VH1.com, 2017). What’s driving this boom? Maybe it’s the 5.7 million metro area residents who’ve catapulted Atlanta into an official spot among America’s top-10 cities (Wikipedia, 2017). A large percentage of residents are transplants from other big cities looking for standout personal service providers. If you’re ready to turn your natural nail talent into a career, an Atlanta nail tech school can put you on the path to success.
Finding the right Nail Tech School
If you’re not sure how to become a nail tech, read on. We’ve compiled a list of Atlanta nail tech schools below, and it’s easy to request information from as many as you’d like. The materials you receive will answers questions like “Is there a nail tech school near me?” and “How long will it take me to earn my license?”
Once you’ve made your initial review, it’s a great idea to schedule a nail tech school campus tour. Even if your visits extend your decision timeline, the knowledge you gain will be invaluable in choosing your school.
Arrive at your tour ready to listen and ask questions that weren’t answered by the school’s brochures. Are faculty and instructors friendly? Do you observe students working with modern equipment? Is the environment stimulating? Can you see yourself learning there? Everyone learns differently, so consider the education factors most important to you and select the school that best matches them. A good fit can significantly improve your education outcomes and ultimately your career success.
Becoming a Nail Technician in Atlanta
Once you’ve settled on a nail tech school and earned your license, there’s more good news. It’s not just social media stars and new residents driving demand for mani-pedis in Atlanta; if national projections are accurate, 10 percent growth in demand for nail techs will continue through 2024. Currently, Atlanta area nail techs earn $22,280 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).
Here’s a short list of local nail salons where you can put your hard-earned license to work:
Modern Atlanta is an eclectic city full where different ages, cultures, and creative juices combine to create a city unlike any other. That’s great news for nail techs who are eager to share new techniques and trends with clients. When you’re enjoying free time, be sure to check out events and galleries associated with the robust local arts community. Established art museums dot the city too, just waiting to inspire you with shape, color and form. As with any endeavor in life, the more effort and creativity you put into your work, the better the client satisfaction -- and personal success -- you’ll achieve.