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Meet Ke’Vonya Odom of Pressed By Virgo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ke’Vonya Odom.

Hi Ke’Vonya, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I have always been artistic and have had a passion for art since I was seven years of age. I became more serious about my art journey as I entered high school and enrolled myself into art classes. It began from sketching to painting acrylic portraits once I enrolled in college as an art major! My nails eventually became an extra canvas of mine to explore and I was very particular when it comes to the details of my manicures. Whenever my nails were done, I felt stylish and like a phenomenal woman, and I get it – sometimes we can’t afford to go to the nail shop or make an appointment if we have busy schedules.

Originally, it was just a fun way for me to keep my nails nice and pleasant. Working in retail, my job dress code didn’t allow for any “unnatural” manicures. I also discovered that the chemicals used were damaging my natural nail bed. so I started to explore other options. I felt that press-ons would be the best bet for me because not only can I control the detail of my manicure, but I can also put them on and take them off whenever I want to! All of this while maintaining the healthiness of my nails.

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?
I can definitely say that becoming a press-on nail artist has changed my entire life! I have found a platform to use my creative talent in a way that allows people to feel pretty and save their coins PressedbyVirgo allows me to express myself in ways that I never imagined! I enjoy using press-on nail designs to help people in my community slay all day in an affordable way! I’ve learned that what I do is not just nails, it’s art and a fashion statement worthy of being shown off!

As you know, we’re big fans of Pressed By Virgo. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
I provide an online store to shop for Press-on Manicures and Pedicures (Artificial nails, also known as nail enhancements). Press-on nails are placed on top of your natural nails, Helping you to create BOLD fashion statements!

All Press-on nail sets are handmade, acrylic overlaid, reusable, salon quality, and available in various shapes and lengths. Imagine getting your nails and toes done at the nail shop for 2 hours and paying a big coin for your go-to design, but now turned into 5 minutes with all the work done for you costing much less shipped straight to your doorstep!

We Provide Nail sizing kits (press-on self-nail sizing instruction kit including your favorite go-to nail shape and length) available online to purchase along with your sets to make it easy for you find the perfect fit for all of your sets!

We also provide free Nail application kits (nail filer, nail glue, alcohol wipe) and instructions on how to Apply and Remove your Pressons properly and safely all included in every order!

Need a fill? Never again; Once you take your press-ons off, you can re-apply them again! Press-ons don’t chip; They never lose their shine or shape!

Whether you have a Birthday, Baby Shower, Wedding, or Photoshoot, there is a designed set created just for to slay in a timely fashion.

While wearing your Pressed by Virgo nails, you can continue to do your daily activities, including:

> Washing dishes
>Swimming
> Shampooing your hair

My proudest accomplishment with Pressed by Virgo is the ultimate positive impact it has with helping people worldwide maintain the healthiness of their nails who have underlying health conditions such as high chemical allergens of the nail beds, Cancer, Lupus Pregnancies, job dress code restrictions, and all other restricted conditions one may have!

Many brands want to see their press-on brands in stores but collaborating with my favorite influencers through social media had been my ultimate dream come true! My biggest goal is to one day be touring as part of the makeup crew for a celebrity that I admire!

Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
The Advice I have for anyone who wants to run a press-on nail business is to ALWAYS HAVE ORIGINALITY! If you are creating, your own sets always be creative and think outside the box! I’ve learned that with being a nail artist you don’t always need to go with the new trends BE THE NEW TREND!

DO RESEARCH! Always research ways to improve your skills whether it’s brushwork, perfecting a new shape, you must stay consistent finding ways to make your business better!

ENGAGEMENT IS KEY! always engage with your clients! Building relationships are very important to have with someone who believes in your craft! After all, they are showing you off lol be willing to take constructive criticism from your best critics!

Pricing:

  • Custom sets $70 and up
  • Matching Sets $113
  • All other sets $40 and Up

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Image Credits
Ig: Lefthandglam basketball photo
Ig: thejumabrand pink and green ring photo
Ig: Shaiokay beach Nails
Ig: dexohemarex
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