Target Launches Robot Manicurists—What That Means for the Nail Techs

Woman showing off her manicure.
Woman showing off her manicure.
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What Human Nail Techs Should Know About Robotic Manicures 

Clockwork, the company behind the first manicure robot, has partnered with Target to launch the robots in six U.S. locations, including stores in Texas, California and Minnesota.

Clockwork's manicure robots use AI and 3D technology to calculate the size and shape of the user’s nails, then deliver a completed manicure in under 10 minutes.

Some clients, however, will always prefer having an in-person experience with a professional—and human⁠—nail tech.

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