Today we’d like to introduce you to Ana Mayoral.
Ana, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started in San Antonio, Texas while I was in my last year of college at UTSA. I practiced everyday during the summer and felt confident enough when I went back to school to start doing nails on people and it took off. I was booked back to back while also being a student full time and working other jobs. I would go to class, come back to my dorm to do nails, go to work, come back to do nails and then go to class again. Every minute of my day was booked in some way. When I graduated with my bachelor’s in communication, I came back home to Houston and have been working on my clientele since. I have an office job now, and I do nails as part-time in my house office space. It’s a hobby that pays and I love it!
Has it been a smooth road?
At first, I didn’t have a lot of support and I didn’t have a mentor or anybody to guide me in the nail world so about everything I know was trial and error. The road isn’t super smooth still but I enjoy where I’m at and where I’m going.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Anamayith Nails story. Tell us more about the business.
I do nails so I build relationships while giving a service that’ll last three weeks! I specialize in long, crazy nails (or at least I want to be). I love doing different designs that have themes and art to challenge myself in being better at my craft. I’m proud of how far my little company has come in such little time and all on my own. What sets me apart is that I care about nails and I enjoy what I do. I enjoy every aspect: talking to the client, building a relationship, being clean, trying new things. You get a friend and bomb nails when you come with me.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
A lot of new nail techs have popped up all of sudden and at first, it was a little discouraging because it felt like people thought that doing nails is easy. However, since not everyone pulled through, it shows that it takes time, tears and sweat to be a good, well-known nail tech. I think that nails will always be a service that’s needed and I’m excited to see all the new nail designs and art trends that are going to come and go!
- Acrylic sets $25+
- Manicures $15+