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In Part II of the interview with Angel Williams, Editorial Manicurist, I talk to Angel the educator about The Editorial Manicurist (TEM) seminar she teaches annually, getting an agent, and what it takes to succeed in the business!
What is The Editorial Manicurist seminar and who is it for?
It’s a course I created for manicurists who want to transition from behind the table to behind the scenes. It’s for manicurists who aspire to work on sets, on photo shoots, for celebrities, ad campaigns, and more.
What do you teach/what will attendees learn in TEM seminar?
I don’t necessarily teach attendees how to do…, but what to do and prepare for once they decide to take this career path and when they secure jobs in the industry.
I teach seminar attendees a bunch of different things including industry ethics and terminology, set etiquette, how to develop an editorial eye, invoicing, social media etiquette, brand building, preparing nails for the camera, kit building essentials, and the benefits of working with other artists, like stylists and makeup artists.
These are areas that new editorial manicurists don’t know much about when they show up for a job. When one person doesn’t know how to conduct him or herself on set, it can be a reflection on all of us, so I set out to create an industry standard for editorial manicurists. I think these points are essential to success when breaking into the business.
What are the biggest fails for newbies in the business?
The biggest fails for new editorial manicurists are: complaining, not following through, not maintaining relationships, and not being prepared. These pitfalls are career killers for new techs trying to break into the business. Always be mindful of your reputation and be professional no matter the situation.
Should a new editorial manicurist get an agent?
Agents are great partners in helping you advance your career. When you seek out an agent, you should go to them with some goals in mind for where you want your career to go. Show them that you can do clean work and make sure your book (portfolio) is a reflection of the kind of jobs you want them to assist you in securing.
What does it take to be successful as an editorial manicurist?
Be flexible! It also takes talent, the ability to market yourself, and a desire to build relationships. Remember it’s not about you, but it is about what you were hired to do. It’s a business and you must always view it that way in order to achieve success!
Final word on how to be a successful editorial manicurist?
When you are working, always look up to see where everybody is; remember it’s not just about you, and on a set or a shoot, you are a small part of a bigger team. Also, always be open to creating your own opportunities and collaborate with other beauty artists to continuously build your book.
The Editorial Manicurist seminar will be held on June 25, 2017 in New York City. For more information visit: http://www.angelwilliamsmanicurist.com/the-editorial-manicurist-seminar.
About Angel Williams
Angel Williams, a manicurist for over 17 years, has always set herself apart by her natural approach to nail care and her focus on healthy nails. Based in New York, Angel works on commercial and editorial shoots, fashion runways, and she manages a celebrity and private clientele when away from the cameras. Her work has been featured on the covers of leading beauty magazines, as well as on major fashion runways.
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Tiffani Douglas is an author, speaker, beauty-marketing consultant and licensed nail technician with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Tiffani worked her way through college as a manicurist to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, with a concentration in strategic marketing. After college, she went on to work in corporate America as a marketing and media maven, but ever passionate about the beauty industry, she founded her own mobile spa.
During that time she also began consulting other beauty professionals in the areas of marketing and branding, which sparked an idea to write two e-books, Social Media Marketing: A Guide for Beauty Professionals and Are You a True Beauty Professional– 7 Practical Steps to Being More Professional, Upgrading Your Business and Increasing Your Revenue. She recently released her first published book, Straight Outta Beauty School - 10 Things You Need to Know and Do After You Graduate.
Tiffani resides in Dallas, Texas where she continues to inspire beauty pros young and old by offering them the tools they need to grow personally and professionally.