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My Love Of Nails, Clients & Organic Wine

My Love of Nails, Clients & Organic Wine

Alex , founder of Nail Crew was recently asked about her entrepreneurial journey and  how Nail Crew began.

Question 1. Have you always wanted to own your own beauty business ?

Being a good mum, I wasn’t sure what to do with my life,  so  she offered me a few suggestions (eager to get me out of the house) I think I was 18, so being a perfectionist, creative and nimble fingered, making a living from nails kind of made sense. Feeling inspired I decided to take the plunge and was renting a space in a tanning shop in the same year.

 Mum’s The Word

Question 2. What is the best thing about your job ?

The best thing about my job… mmm,  well, there are a few things !

I love when I hear our clients say WOW !
At any part of the experience, I make it a priority to give people an experience they’ve never had before.

The moment it clicks when you’ ve been teaching a new team recruit , to where they no longer need you.

The ‘aha’ moment. Thats’s really rewarding for me.

Accidentally stumbling across a great new idea that inspires a nail design or way of doing things.

 

Question 3. What do you like to do in your free time ?

Well if I can stop scrolling, which can be both good and bad, I also love strolling in Brighton for just as much inspiration, and finding new places to eat, and new organic wine to try. Lols pff

 The Foundry Pub In Brighton

 

Terre Di Faiano Organic Primitivo Available at Waitrose

 Question 4. What are your best nail care tips ?

Treat your nails like your best hair day.
If you want your nails to grow long and strong, trim and file every two weeks like trimming your split ends, and nourish the cuticle and nail with a rich penetrating balm.
Conditioner is to hair, like cuticle oil is to nails. You have to look after them in between salon appointments.

Inspiration From The Founder

INSPIRATION FROM THE FOUNDER

Blue Beret Cos

( Blue Felt Beret from COS)

I learnt about a thing called Blue Monday today. Really?
We need that like a hole in the head.
@nailcrewuk to celebrate the END of January we took a little positive inspiration from this and created some fun nail designs, life and styling tips and put them on Instagram.

Nail Art By Nail Crew

( Nail Art By Nail Crew )

We hope you enjoy.
But on a personal note, I decided this year to not follow the norm, with a New Years Resolution.
Instead decided to pay more attention to the things I’m grateful for, what I have achieved, what I already have and who I have already become, taking away all pressure to achieve greatness from standards set by this online culture.
So much of my focus in 2018 was on being better and always being positive, shutting out negative emotions, as if they will just go away. puff!
 
I am not perfect, I am dazzling!

But a few things worth change and being conscious of, what really had me concerned was my impact on the environment at home and @nailcrewuk.

One project we have in mind @nailcrewuk is our handmade products which have been a hit so far, being conscious of the ingredients and where we source the ingredients, but also how we contain them, for 2019 we aim to reduce single use plastic containers for our retail and salon used products,
and even introducing a re-fill system.
You bring the container, we fill it for you.

It’s a good place to start, certainly food for thought.

So bring on 2019 !