Happy New Year to you all - i hope 2008 will be a successful year for everyone!
I always did secretarial work since leaving school in 1986, but always loved doing things with my nails ie nailart - in those days i could grow them to a decent length and always took time to make them look nice. When i went on maternity leave in 2005 i decided that i wanted a career change and this was it! And i love it!! (Beats sitting at a computer desk typing stinky letters any day!!)
Cant believe theres such a range...... Its great! Im 30, thought I was going to be one of the older ones on my Beauty Therapy course (which I started in sept), but quite the opposite, Id say half were younger half older!
I had taken "intro to cosmetology" at 14, then at 15, started my 2yr course for my "Cosmetology DEP" and finished shortly before I turned 17.
I stuck around in Hairdressing for a few years, just doing nails for fun for myself. Makeup artistry for a local theatrical troupe and local fashion shows (small affairs..)... Then left the business all together for over 10yrs, but was still doing my own nails and that of family and friends, some small weddings... nothing full time, more hobby-ish, although I had my DEP in Cos. & my 'gel-resin' (aka dip) certification.
Then over 3yrs ago, decided to start up again and here I am.
Hmm, well I started out doing reiki when I was 23ish. Does that count? Then I did acrylic nails when 24. But somewhere in between I did aromatherapy. Got into massage as an extention of reiki and aromatherapy 2 years ago. Just did my waxing, tining, spray tanning late November.
I was 34 when i did my foundation course with creative and completed it just before i turned 35,
my birthday pressie to my self lol
but i have always had an interest in nails, i used to paint my friends nails in school and do little bits of nail art for them.
i was 17 when i did my mani / pedi nvq unit as an evening class at college while doing my a levels in 6th form... went full time at college at 18 and got my first full time job in the industry when i was 19