If you are just starting out with a salon or your own nail salon business, it’s important to know your supplies. While much of your job involves talent and training, you should never underestimate the importance of quality nail technician supplies. Even with skills, if your supplies fall short, so will your outcomes. Any type of salon or spa business is highly reliant on your reputation. Happy clients come back to the same salon again and again. Happy clients tell their friends and family when they love your service — and when they don’t. So it’s important that you start out with the best supplies, and that you have everything you need to do the best work possible.

Here is a list of 10 must-have nail technician supplies for your shop or individual business. These are basic tools that you need to have in order to get the job done right.

  1. Quality Nail File Kit

    These are basic supplies and they are necessary. Again, keep an eye on quality. Your clients will notice if you don’t.

  2. Cuticle Exfoliator

    This helps get rid of dead skin and avoid problems with cuticles in the future.

  3. Reusable Nail Forms

    You need these for gels, acrylics and French manicures.

  4. Diamond Nail File

    Who doesn’t love diamonds? This is a tool that helps you give the best results, due to the strong properties of diamonds.

  5. Sable Brush

    A good sable brush is a necessity. Cheap brushes will shed and mess up your work.

  6. Towelettes

    Towelettes are daily use items that you will go through quickly. With that said, don’t skimp on quality here, either. It’s tempting, but you need products that stand up to use and don’t leave fibers all over newly-polished nails.

  7. Toe Separators

    Don’t leave home without these. They are necessary and help eliminate the risk of messed up polish on toes!

  8. Cuticle Oil

    Good cuticle oil helps soften and moisturize, and makes clients feel pampered!

  9. Pedicure Foot File

    Smooth those rough edges with a good foot file.

  10. Nail Cleanser

    A good nail cleanser cleans nails and stops bacterial and fungus growth. Use it every time!

Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list, but it is a list of items you need to have. You are as good as your tools, so do yourself a favor and use the best. Keep stocked up and try different brands out to find your favorites. Don’t underestimate the importance of small items that you use frequently, such as towelettes. You’ll find that there are many nail technician supplies that you will need for your business, but remember, everything you purchase is an investment. As a nail technician, your reputation is your biggest asset. Do good work and you will build that loyal clientele that will ensure that you are a success!

Repost from the Intrinsics blog.

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