I am from a competition background as a previous multi-award winning tech and now competition judge, but I wasn't always. I started off working in a salon, and had never even heard of a nail competition! Whether you have considered competition, already compete or it is completely new to you, I want to share 6 reasons why entering nail competitions can help improve your day to day salon work.
Whether it is a lack of confidence in your skills or that you simply don't see the need for winning awards because you have enough clients and are successful, there are lots of nail technicians out there that don't compete.
Here are my 6 favourite reasons why entering nail competitions can help your salon work:
1. Skill Building
By forcing you to compare yourself to others and your everyday self, entering competitions can help you identify areas you need to develop, eliminate bad habits and make improvements that may be necessary.
Creating consistency in your sets, will in turn improve timings and a more refined result, providing a happier client.
3. Product Control
When you learn how to master your product control, this allows only the need to refine the application with a lower grit nail file, leading to money-saving techniques such as the use of less product and reduction in timings, and less chance of service breakdown.
4. Improve Your Timings
When working on clients, one of the worst habits techs have can be time wasting, including excessive product application and filing and stopping the service to chat. You must break down each working stage and stick to your timings to compete. Taking this skill back to the salon speeds up your salon timings, meaning you can avoid running late for clients and earn more income.
When you regularly compete you will continue to see progress in your work. This gives you confidence that you are growing and continually pushing your abilities as a nail tech.
6. Retain Clients
Customers will be proud that they are clients of an award-winning business.
These are just 6 of the ways competing will help you, if you want more help with competing then check out my Competition Masterclass.
Not sure if you're ready to enter a nail competition? Find out here if you are ready to enter!