Nail Technician Job Description Template

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Nail Technician Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a Nail Technician to provide nail care treatments to our customers based on their needs and preferences.

Nail Technician responsibilities include polishing fingernails and toenails, painting designs and applying gel and acrylic nails. If you’re up-to-date with nail art techniques and know how to provide excellent customer service, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will help us boost our reputation by offering personalized services to our clients.


  • Paint fingernails and toenails
  • Clean, cut and shape nails
  • Recommend colors, rhinestones and designs based on each customer’s style
  • Remove previously applied polish
  • Prepare and clean beauty station in-between appointments
  • Sterilize equipment before use
  • Inform clients about additional services and offers (e.g. loyalty discounts, eyebrow waxing)
  • Give hand and foot massages
  • Offer nail care treatment tips (e.g. how to strengthen nails and how to make manicures last longer)
  • Up-sell treatments and beauty products, when appropriate
  • Take an interest in customers (e.g. chatting with them during appointments and remembering their preferences)


  • Proven work experience as a Nail Technician, Manicurist or similar role
  • Expertise in basic and advanced nail techniques, including french manicures, airbrushing and gel manicures
  • Knowledge of cosmetology trends
  • Understanding of sanitation and sterilization standards
  • Experience in customer service
  • High school diploma
  • Certification in Cosmetology or Nail Art is a plus

What does Nail Technician do?

A Nail Technician, also known as a Manicurist or Pedicurist, performs various nail care services for clients. On a day-to-day basis, their tasks may include:

  1. Greeting clients and discussing their desired services.
  2. Examining the condition of clients' nails, hands, and feet, and providing recommendations for treatments.
  3. Performing manicures and pedicures, including clipping, shaping, and buffing nails.
  4. Applying nail polish, gel, or acrylics as per clients' preferences.
  5. Providing hand and foot massages.
  6. Treating cuticles and removing dead skin from nails.
  7. Applying and removing nail art, decals, or enhancements.
  8. Sanitizing tools and maintaining a clean and safe workstation.
  9. Maintaining records of services provided and products used.
  10. Providing advice and recommendations for at-home nail care routines.
  11. Upselling additional services and retail products.
  12. Staying updated with the latest nail trends, techniques, and products.

It's worth mentioning that the exact tasks can vary depending on the specific salon or spa the Nail Technician works at, as well as the preferences of their clients.

Nail Technician Job Description Examples

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