Graduate Success Stories
We are so proud of our students and graduates and would like to share with you their success stories.
"Hi, my name is Charlotte, I’m 30 years old, mummy to my 2 year old David and a proud graduate of Essential Nails."
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My Journey into Nail Artistry
Finding My Passion
From my school days, I was unsure about my future career aspirations. I hopped between college courses, unable to find a clear direction. Self-confidence issues held me back, leading me to believe I might never find my true calling. However, my love for having my nails done kept sparking an interest. I often found myself dreaming of being the talented technician on the other side of the desk, crafting beautiful nails that would make clients happy.
A Turning Point
Christmas of 2017 marked a significant change. My husband gifted me a UV nail lamp and some polishes. After a few tries, I was elated to see the professional look I achieved on my own nails. That's when the thought struck me, "I can do this."
Discovering Essential Nails
Upon discovering Essential Nails, I embarked on the complete course, starting with Gel extensions in January 2018. My journey was filled with apprehensions, given I was a complete novice. Determined to excel, I submitted my work just 8 weeks into the course, securing a distinction with a score of 38/40. This accomplishment was a massive confidence booster, confirming I had finally found a passion that resonated with me.
Achievements and Growth
Since then, I've successfully completed four more courses, all with distinctions. The recognition I received for my work, especially winning back my course fee in a Gelaze Pro Expert Nail Art competition, kept fueling my drive. With a few courses left, I aim to hone my skills further.
Lottie’s Nails: A New Beginning
In June, I officially launched Lottie’s Nails. Currently, I juggle my time between my part-time job and my nail venture. My ultimate dream is to transition into a full-time self-employed nail technician. Considering the progress over the past nine months, I feel I'm halfway to realizing that dream.