6 Actionable Tips on Juggling Your Nail Career and Motherhood
Who said you couldn't be a mom and a nail professional? Your dreams and highest potential don't stop when you become a mother. You'll definitely add the term entrepreneur and designer to your roster of achievements. While it's true that being a mother is a 24/ 7 job and balancing your nail tech career with motherhood can be challenging, it will all be worth it.
You'll find a lot of working moms who are nail techs and nail salon owners that are slaying the nail art design game. If you're unsure how to juggle your nail career and motherhood duties, this guide will help you out. This March is women's history month, and we're here to empower every iGel Beauties around the world!
1. Know your priorities
It's easier said than done to know your priorities when your responsibilities are piling up. You have sleepless nights, run your nail salon, and online marketing strategies take too much of your time to see your family. It can be hard to keep up, but it can be manageable with the help of to-do lists, schedules, and knowing the things that are important to you.
Whether personal or work-related, your lifestyle and decisions influence your priorities, so take the time to reflect. It's okay if you want to focus first on learning your craft by enrolling in an online nail tech course during your pregnancy or maternity leave or going to work as soon as you're able to. Don't rush yourself; work at your own pace when reprioritizing.
2. Set some me-time
Whether a new one or not, mothers find it hard to enjoy their time for themselves since they feel guilty. Yes, motherhood doesn't have a day off, unlike working as a nail tech, but it's vital for mothers like you to unwind and rest. You can't function properly as a human being if you're burdened. You have needs; even if you're a parent or a nail professional, take the time to listen to your needs.
3. Work with your spouse or family
You probably heard about the adage, two is better than one, and it takes a village to raise a child; it's true. You will need help when it comes to working as a nail professional and being a mother. Get all the help you will need from your partner to your family. Your loved ones will help you achieve your goals and balance your tasks and time. Collaborate with your team and co-workers if you need an extra hand. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and support from them if you need so. We have an online Facebook community where you can join to learn nail tutorials , share your nail art designs and connect with other nail professionals who are supportive.
4. Spend time with your family
It's easy to get caught in the hustle and bustle of work in the nail industry; it all boils down to knowing your priorities. Your job or nail career doesn't make up your identity. Take the time to stop and smell the roses by having quality time with your loved ones. It will remind you of your purpose and why you're working every day.
5. Practice work-life balance
Work-life balance is essential for your wellness and mental health care. Balance is crucial since it will give you the proper perspective on your goals. As a mom, you need to practice work-life balance to avoid spreading yourself too thin in the process.
6. Be flexible
How can you be flexible as a working mom? You can choose your schedule as a nail tech since it depends on your clients' booking. If you're someone who sells DIY press ons, you can work on your schedule. If you're running a nail salon, you can adjust your work hours to what will work best for your team and you. Flexibility doesn't end with schedules but compromises and manages to meet your other priorities.
We know managing your role as a mother, and a nail professional can be tough, but we're here to help you out on your journey. It's already awe-inspiring for you to pursue your nail career, let alone doing so as a mom.
Join our iGel Beauty Facebook community to meet other passionate nail professionals from all walks of life. You'll also learn nail best practices from the countless live demos and product tutorials there. See you there!