Today we’d like to introduce you to Patrishia Anderson.
Hi Patrishia, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Since growing up, I’ve always been in love with nails that little girl scraping up change to buy press ons. I honestly didn’t think I would be doing nails because as I got older, I just went to the shops to get my nails done. When quarantine happened, I decided to try it out but it didn’t really work because I definitely was lacking lots of important equipment haha so I gave up. I went without nails for a while then one day my boyfriend surprised me with a lot of nail equipment such as files buffers a nail drill (that I desperately needed) and all the other essentials I got back into. I was so excited I started working on my nieces and other family members to gain the practice and get better it was going great but I wanted to do more so I signed up for a nail program that helped a lot with what I know now. But it still wasn’t enough. I wanted more for me and my family so I took all the money I had and I used it to get an apartment in a city I always wanted to live in not even knowing if I was gonna to be able to afford it but I took that risk I had no backup plan either but I just stuck with my gut and went for it I lost all my clientele from relocating so I decided to try and get my old job back but it didn’t work out. So I said to myself, I’ll focus on growing my social media and just do nails on myself until I gain clients. I started doing nails on myself every day for the whole month of September of 2021 and October and my TikTok went from 1000 followers to 12.7k in just two months my Instagram slowly started to grow companies started to reach out. I gained amazing new clientele. I wouldn’t trade the risks I took for nothing in the world sometimes, we need that risk and push to get us to where we need to be. I love doing nails when I’m doing nails, it’s an escape place for me from the world it helps with my anxiety I think of the best ideas when I’m doing nails, haha. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me on this journey. I know it’s big. It’s only going to get better
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My main struggles was keeping clients they would come and go and that always made me feel like I wasn’t good enough at what I was doing so I always wanted to quit cuz seeing amazing nail artists on Instagram always discouraged me like why aren’t my nails that good why can’t I have loyal clients but I didn’t quit and I’m glad.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a nail tech. I specialize in acrylic full sets. I’m most proud of the moments that now my clients leave my chair with the world’s biggest smiles it just makes me feel amazing and loves what I do. I feel like what sets me apart from others is that I do amazing work but I’m not an overly expensive nail tech. I charge my worth but I also want women to know that you can have amazing nails without breaking the bank.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs or other resources you think our readers should check out?
YouTube and TikTok are apps that help me with my growth and get better at what I do. There’s so many people on there with helpful tips and tricks and they make you feel so good about your work I love it.