30 Under 30 Spotlight: Kass Tribe
Kass Tribe (@tribeaesthetics_) is an independent nail tech based in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Nailpro (NP): Tell me a little bit about yourself! How did you get started, and why did you choose to become a nail tech?
Kass Tribe (KT): I knew I wanted to do something where I could create art, as well as be social! I think being a nail tech is a great combination of those two things. I love connecting with my clients!
NP: What is the toughest part about your job as a nail technician/nail artist/salon owner?
KT: I think the toughest part about being a nail tech is keeping up with the product! I am horrible at waiting until the last minute to order products! My clients watch me struggle to get the last bit out of the bottle a lot!
NP: What do you love about your job?
KT: I love making friends with clients. It's so easy to get to know someone when you spend 2+ hours with them once a month!
NP: Where do you find inspiration?
KT: I find inspiration from other nail techs and artists. It’s so crazy how creative people can be!
NP: What is a piece of advice you would give other nail technicians who are just getting started?
KT: Don’t burn yourself out. When I first began, I definitely worked a little too hard. It’s great to be ambitious and work hard to build a clientele, but you have to remember to save some time for yourself!
NP: What is a tip you have about any technique, service, business, etc.?
KT: Spend the extra money on GOOD supplies. Amazon has great prices but not great quality (most of the time!).
NP: What is your favorite nail trend right now?
KT: I feel like recently extreme nail art has blown up! I love painting characters.
NP: What is your favorite service to offer?
KT: My favorite services are full sets of gel!
NP: Who is your role model?
KT: Anouska Anastasia, she is an incredible nail artist!
NP: What is one of your proudest achievements as a nail tech?
KT: I’d have to say becoming a 30 Under 30 for you guys!
NP: What do you love about the nail community/industry?
KT: I think a lot of people think that it’d be a dog eat dog community, but I’ve felt so welcomed and so supported by other nail techs through my first year of business.
NP: What are your top goals as a nail tech?
KT: I want to become a brand ambassador for Luxapolish!