It used to be that typically there would be one nail technician at a hair salon. In recent years, there has been a rise in nail salons as a business. An example of a workplace for a nail technician would be at a nail salon where there are several other nail technicians. There would be several manicure and pedicure stations, and each technician working at the salon could rent out a station of their own. Rent would either be a set amount each month or a percentage of what the nail technician earns, and each person would be responsible for building and maintaining their own clientele. Another example of a workplace would be working from home and building your own business and scheduling work hours that are more convenient to your lifestyle.
The atmosphere of a nail salon, whether it be at a proper shop or at home, should be one of cleanliness, capableness and relaxation. Technicians should wear white lab coats to promote a professional attitude, and they must always observe the local health codes and regulations. It is vital to give the impression of cleanliness, relaxation and pampering, as clients go to a nail salon not only for grooming, but also to take a break from their hectic lives.