What does a Manicurist and Pedicurist do?
A manicurist and pedicurist specializes exclusively on the beautification of the hands, feet, and nails. This would include soaking, removing dead skin cells, and applying moisturizing lotion. They paint selected polish on nails and also apply artificial nails when requested.
How to Become a Manicurist and Pedicurist
A manicurist and pedicurist is required to complete a state-approved cosmetology program or nail technician program and pass the state exam that includes both, written and practical testing, in order to receive a valid license to work. Connecticut is the only state with exception. An applicant must be at least 16 years old and have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Job Description of a Manicurist and Pedicurist
Manicurist and pedicurists use nail clippers and nail files that are sharp. Therefore, a manicurist and pedicurist must remain focused and must also clean and sanitize their tools. He or she requires the skills of business and creativity. They should be skilled at customer service and be able to listening attentively to a client.
A manicurist and pedicurist can be found working in spas, nail saloons or private homes. They tend to work a variety of schedules, mostly full-time, with nights, week-ends and holidays being their busiest times.
Long hours of sitting come with this job. As many as quarter of manicurist and pedicurist are self-employed and some travel to private homes or other areas to provide treatments for the hands, feet and nails.
The service provided is considered to be a low-cost luxury service and will continue to be in demand by all income levels.