Nailpro 30 Under 30 Winner Spotlight: Evie Le

Nailpro 30 Under 30 Evie Le
Nailpro 30 Under 30 Evie Le
Courtesy of @eviedidthat

30 Under 30 Spotlight: Evie Le 

Meet the Lincoln, Nebraska-based nail tech and Owner of Evolve Nails Co., Evie Le (@eviedidthat). 

Read our November/December 2022 digital magazine to see the complete list of 30 Under 30 winners.


Nailpro 30 Under 30 recipient Evie Le Nailpro 30 Under 30 recipient Evie Le

Nailpro (NP): Tell me a little bit about yourself! How did you get started, and why did you choose to become a nail tech?

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? 

Nails by Evie LeNails by Evie Le

EL: NailedbyCleo - I love her art work. 

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.

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