30 Under 30 Spotlight: Evie Le
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Evie Le (EL): In 2017, I started at a cosmetology school with the intention of becoming a hairstylist in a city 30 minutes from my hometown. During that time, I worked at a hair salon as a receptionist and traveled back to help my parents with their nail salon. After hair school, I was in a car accident and was not able to travel back into the city to continue hair, so I worked full-time at my parents' nail salon. They helped me set up a whole hair and shampoo station. I was doing nails when I didn’t have hair appointments, but that’s when I became fascinated with nails. I chose to become a nail technician because it allows me to be an artist and creative.
NP: What is the toughest part about your job as a nail technician/nail artist/salon owner?
EL: I feel like the toughest part for me would be trying to please all my clients but also myself. It’s really hard to say no at times, so I have a hard time finding work and personal life balance.
NP: What do you love about your job?
EL: I love creating art on my clients' nails and seeing them have the cutest nails in Nebraska.
NP: Where do you find inspiration?
EL: I find my inspiration from different social media platforms, such as Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok.
NP: What is a piece of advice you would give other nail technicians who are just getting started?
EL: We all started at 0 clients. Keep practicing, remember to analyze what you did wrong and try to improve.
NP: What is a tip you have about any technique, service, business, etc.?
EL: My biggest tip is to always put yourself first, and be confident in your work. Don’t let others bring you down.
NP: What is your favorite nail trend right now?
EL: My favorite trend is bright colors with abstract designs.
NP: What is your favorite service to offer?
EL: Anything with art involved, like hand painted designs.
NP: Who is your role model?
NP: What is one of your proudest achievements as a nail tech?
EL: Being able to inspire others around me, so they can do it too!
NP: What do you love about the nail community/industry?
EL: I love how we all inspire and hype each other up.
NP: What are your top goals as a nail tech?
EL: My top goal is to share my passion with other technicians, so they can educate their clients for cute and healthier nails.