I joined Whoot in May 2012, after a recommendation from Bella inBloom.
I was working in retail for about two years. I needed a career change;
my aunty had a beauty salon and suggested if I became a nail
technician I could work in her salon. I enrolled in a Diploma (Nail
Technician) course at Harlow Promotions, but by the time I completed
my aunty had changed her career and I started by renting a space at a
hair dressing salon on Prospect Road, Prospect and later landed a job
at Essential Beauty Regent Arcade which then moved to Rundle Mall a
few years later. I stayed at Essential Beauty for nine years.
I setup a nail room at home, and started by doing nails on friends and
family, I enjoyed the creative freedom rather than the usual White
French Tip. In 2012 I took the plunge and decided to go solo.
The biggest issue I have found so far is getting clients who are
willing to come into a home environment and get their nails done as
opposed to going to a salon.
The advertising I have received from Whoot has been incredible, and I
have increased my Facebook “Likes” from 50 to 600 in only three
Most importantly I am getting people interacting with my
Facebook page, website and new clients who inspire me.
What inspires you?
My clients, I enjoy the challenge of something different and unique.
How did you get started with nail art?
I saw an article in a nail magazine for Konad image nail plates, and started watching some YouTube videos.
I thought they would be a fun and easy option for quick nail art to offer to clients.
What else are you passionate about?
I have a funny t-shirt collection, I am aiming towards one for every day. My favourite t-shit is the Cookie Monster/Elmo ET Scene:
What is your biggest challenge operating an in-home nail salon?
The biggest issue I have found so far is getting clients who are willing to come into a home environment and get their nails done as opposed to going to a salon.
If you weren’t a nail artist what would you be?
Owner of an awesome t-shirt shop
In your experience, what makes a good customer?
Someone who turns up on time to their appointments, advises with sufficient notice when they are running late or need to reschedule, and keeps up regular appointments to keep their nails in top condition.
Which celeb’s nails would you most like to do and why?
Andy Biersack (Lead Singer, Black Veil Brides) because it would be interesting hearing his tour stories. He also paints one of his nails red (or used to, anyway) as a reminder of his own strength as a person and I would love to hear more.