Today we’d like to introduce you to Cynthia Cain.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Cynthia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started doing my own nails in my bedroom after retiring from the USPS with an on the job inquiry. I did it out of boredom, and also I got tired of complaining about the poor service and quality of nail enchantments I was given. I started getting phone calls from nail schools in my area. That’s when I realized my husband had entered my info on school websites. I was getting stopped and compliments on my nails daily, and he saw the fire and passion I had for nails. I graduated from manicurist school in 2014. My husband then encouraged me to go be an instructor in 2027, since I was always being asked questions about nails from others. I stepped from behind the chair in 2018 to open the first African American Nail School in Harris county. I found my passion, helping others to graduate nail school and immediately get to their passion faster.
Has it been a smooth road?
It wasn’t smooth. The struggles I faced was trying to figure out why all my so called friends, and some family, stopped talking to me and never seemed as excited as I was. I realized it was ok, this is my dream, and I couldn’t expect the same joy from them, their dream hasn’t come yet.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a retired manicurist, I currently am an instructor at my own manicurist school. I specialize in long nails and unique encapsulated art. I’m known for my long nails and the desire to not only teach nails but the business part of having a salon. I’m most proud that my daughter has an interest in the business and has enrolled to be a manicurist. What sets me apart is that I teach more than the state requirements. Not only will my graduates pass state board tests, they will know how to structure a business and run a successful nail salon.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
In the next 5-10 years, I see this industry having more manicurist that realizes that it is not all about putting acrylic on a client, but the education and knowledge that you must have Is important so you can educate the client, so they will keep coming back. The trend will be super long square nails.
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