Prior to starting my career in nails, I was a Personal Banker for 14 years, an Early Childhood Educator for 2 years and most recently, a Certified Teachers Aide for 5 years. While I was working at the school, I decided to look at taking a nail course after my daughter and I had had our nails done for an event. I’d always loved painting my nails, and the idea of doing enhancements intrigued me. Initially, I had thought that a weekend course is what I would be looking for. Then I discovered the Mirage Spa Education distance program website and I was impressed with how comprehensive the material appeared. And I wasn’t disappointed. Not only did I learn how to do acrylic and gel nails, but manicuring and pedicuring, and the ins and outs of chemistry, basic electricity, disinfection/sanitization and e-filing techniques. It was all encompassing and very thorough.
Was it my intention to start a business? Not exactly. I had thought that I’d do my nails and my daughter’s, and maybe a few friends. By the time that I graduated in April of 2014, I was doing nails in the evenings after my full time job and it was starting to click. As an artsy person, I soon discovered that nail art came very easily to me, and through word of mouth, my little side business grew. I took a year’s leave of absence from my job and grew my nail business to the point that I didn’t have to return to my school job the following year. I was now running my own successful, very busy nail salon! At the age of 44, I had found my calling–using my artistic abilities to make a living. I officially opened my at-home salon (Nail Nirvana) on May 1st of 2014 and three years later, my client book is full, wait list is closed and I get up every single day feeling like I’m not actually working because I enjoy what I do THAT much.
I thank my lucky stars every day and feel so blessed to have found Mirage Spa Education Canada and to have taken the leap the day that I signed up for the Fully Qualified Artificial Nail Technician program. I can’t say enough good things about Cheryl and her crew at the school. The support, knowledge and encouragement was excellent and so appreciated! The program is well laid out and easy to follow while still being demanding skill-wise and the fact that I could complete it while working full time made my goal attainable.
Highly highly recommended in my opinion! Thanks again to Cheryl and all of her staff!
Sally Wolfe – Peace River Alberta
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