What does a nail technician do?
Nail technicians look after, shape, and decorate people's finger and toenails. You'll be using a variety of techniques to give people manicures, pedicures, or nail extensions. You'll need good communication skills as you'll be dealing with a range of clients.
What do I need to do to become a nail technician?
You do not need any specific qualifications to become a nail technician; however, experience and nail treatments or beauty services qualification is highly desirable.
You could take a course in nail treatments at your local college, which would provide you with skills and experience. These are available at levels 1 and 2 and may require a few GCSE passes. Some general beauty therapy level 2 and level 3 courses also offer options in nail therapy. Alternatively, you may be able to find an apprenticeship in this type of work.
Customer service and 'people' skills will be important, so you can talk to customers and find out what type of nail treatment they want. You'll also need to keep up-to-date with the latest fashion trends.
Nail Technician Licence
Many nail technicians start to work at an early stage and while they’re still in school, at training, or when doing their apprenticeship. This is because they’ve gained the needed knowledge, and they already feel quite comfortable with manicure, even without their qualification.
Luckily, nail technicians do not need a license to offer services in the UK. This means that you can continue to work on your clients, even if you’re still mastering your course.
However, if you are a business owner and are looking to open a Manicure Salon, you may need to register your business with the local council. If you plan on starting a business any time soon, make sure that you look into this and ask your local council for advice.
Public facing roles like NAIL TECHNICIAN are subject to the completion of Basic DBS check
DBS checks are statutory checks carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service on behalf of the Home Office.
The Disclosure and Barring Service are a public body with a remit to keep the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, safe.
When you apply to work with Moorest, your DBS checks will be used to ensure you are right for public-facing work.
All frontline roles in the UK are subject to DBS checks under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act to ensure the public is properly safeguarded from those who are not right for public-facing roles.
Following your DBS check, you will receive your DBS certificate through the post and online. You will need to provide the DBS certificate to Moorest during verification process. The certificate will list any information found. If nothing is found the certificate will be blank.