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So you want to be a Manicurist to the Stars? From Hip Hop to haute couture, if you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to be a celebrity nail artist, Bernadette Thompson is actively mentoring select nail technicians who want to break into this unique segment of the nail industry.
Thompson has worked for virtually every print magazine in the beauty or entertainment industry. She’s flown the world working with international fashion designers, for example the recent campaign with Tom Ford (formerly with Gucci and now launching his own line.) She also is well known among R&B and Hip Hop music entertainers.
Thompson recruits nail technicians who use her products and flies them to New York to work with her team during Fashion Week. “This allows them a chance to see if they might like to work in this industry, or to just enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” She also offers classes on “The Art of Becoming A Freelance Artist" tour that will teach you what you need to know: how to obtain an agent, how to get bookings, how to represent yourself in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries. The tour will consist of an interactive workshop, discussions, questions and answer segments from pioneers and innovative leaders in the world of fashion. You can find out more about this opportunity at her website at www.bernadettethompson.com.