I recently shared with you lovely people what I do for a living. I’m a self employed beauty therapist and I work from home. I started of doing nails and over the years have expanded, now offering lots of other treatments. Someone really hurt my feelings this week by saying ‘you don’t want to be doing that for the rest of your life’ and my reaction was ‘I LOVE what I do, why would I not want to do it for rest of my life?!’ I have goals and ambitions (my own salon, training academy) but they will always involve beauty. This made me think about all the things I love about my job….
There is always opportunity to learn new things and grow
The beauty industry is ever evolving and changing, therefore there is always something new to learn! I can’t tell you how excited I get for new courses and expanding my business. As well as learning and perfecting a new skill, which can be an emotional roller coaster as I want to do everything to the best of my ability, I know it’ll bring more money and customers in. It’s also lovely when my existing customers will try something new, purely because I now offer it as a treatment and they trust me. I feel there is no limit to what I can achieve it just takes time and hard work.
My niche is nail art, nothing makes me happier than a customer giving me free rein to do what ever I want on their nails. I offer a huge selection of nail art, and have never said no to a design suggestion. If I’m not sure how to do about it, I figure it out. I know what works together and what doesn’t, I can visualise a design in my and make it come to life. I’m so proud of this skill as it has taken a good few years of practice. I also love making truly bespoke nails to match maybe a dress or a pair of shoes for a special occasion, it’s so challenging I love it, and I think my customers do too!
My wonderful customers
A HUGE bonus to my job is the relationships I build with my customers, some of my ladies have been coming to me every other week for over 5 years! I see my regulars more than my friends and I feel so close to so many of them. I hear everyone’s gossip, secrets and life stories, which is of course confidential. It’s so much fun and although I’m working it feel like a girlie catch up!
I think most self employed people will agree that restocking is always a kick in the money teeth. Sometimes it really sucks, even though you know you have to buy products to keep your business going it’s not nice to part with that chunk of money. However, because I love what I do, it’s not always depressing splashing out! New colours, nail art tools, stamping plates, stamping polishes, glitters, chrome powders, effect powders….. I am always ecstatic to buy any of these!!! It’s not so much fun buying new chemicals or waxing strips, but anything new and exciting I know my customers will love, is always a pleasure.
I might turn this into a mini series as I can think of a tonne more!!! I would love to hear what you think of these points in the comments below, do you enjoy what you do?!
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