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    Anna

    For myself I am the face of my salon. I always make sure my brows and eye make up is done when working ( I don’t wear foundation) brows if not tinted at least shaded in[ and shaped. nails are tidy, clothes are clean.
    I wear black pants and either a long sleeve top or a nice cotton one half sleeve. I have just ordered about 4 long sleeve black tops suitable for work and warm for super to get my logo screen printed on it.

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      Penny

      Exciting!

  2. Trudi Maddox

    I’d actually love some feedback on this – during work hours/when I have customers I make sure I’m tidy/professional. I wear tidy black or blue jeggings (I find them more comfortable than actual jeans and they still look like jeans so winning!) and I have two nice black tshirts with my old logo on them that I wear (really its not even a logo, just says my biz name) but I will be getting these redone, and a really nice black cardi as it can get a bit cold during winter in my wee nail area. I always have my hair tidied up, eyebrows shaped (although I dont wear make up), and even though my nails aren’t done 90% of the time they are always shaped and cuticles done (my customers always mention how nice my natural nails look).

    HOWEVER – when I’m not in work hours (school pick up/drop off etc) I dress pretty casual, as in, trackies, gumboots/scuffs (whichever suits the weather) and big comfy jerseys/hoodies. I never really thought about it but now I’m wondering if people think I look very unprofessional and it puts them off wanting to book in? Whats your thoughts?

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      Penny

      I think that if you were wearing trackies, gummies and a hoodie but had gorgeous nails, the rest would matter a lot less. And the comfy out-of-work clothes MIGHT make a few people question whether you’re glam enough to do nails, but those people are not your avatar. What would your avatar think if she saw you at the dairy? That’s all that matters. Also trackies for life <3

      1. Trudi Maddox

        Thank you – yes! I don’t want judgy people, that isn’t my avatar at all. Time to get my A into G and at least have pretty nails then eh!

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          Penny

          Yay! All this hard work is going to pay off 10-fold 🙂

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    Parveen Kaur Thakur

    I always try to keep my self presentable, i wear comfortable/ loose 3/4 or ankle length pants with full sleeves top/shirt or sometimes Indian dresses (rare). I keep my eyebrows shaped and penciled (very important to me as it makes me look fresh and not sick haha), eyeliner, and lip gloss or lipstick, I like to change my earrings according to my dresses, with my curly hair properly set (3days in a week for sure), I love to get dressed. But… there are days when I do have my hair tied up and I wear track pants with a loose shirt or hoody. I ALWAYS keep my nails properly done as I feel people will judge me look at my own nails, which came true as last week one of my new clients said “i have seen so many nails tech with different types and designs of nails, I know they try new products and polishes. but looking at your nails i am impressed that you have maintained them so well and tidy with one color going on all nails”. Then I said to her, “I do try different colors and nail art on all on my nails too but I like to go simple in between my funky nail look for a change”.

    As you said Penny, I am representing my business and people will look at me how my business is … so I want to look and feel beautiful and presentable, as I want people to get the right vibes of my business through me, I hope that makes sense. 😀

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      Penny

      Perfect!

  4. ToniClinton

    I am as basic as you can get. I pretty much always wear jeans and a basic top no matter what I am doing unless I am just staying home. At work I wear an apron with my business name on it so I prefer to keep my clothing simple. Shoes is my downfall cause I would wear jandals 24/7 if I was allowed but for work I got a pair of nice slip on sandals to be a bit more presentable. Summer I do dress up a little bit more with skirts and dresses but they are still quite casual. I only wear a tiny bit of powder foundation so I don’t look like a zombie but my sister always makes sure that my lashes and brows are tidy so I don’t have to do anything to them.
    For me there isn’t much difference between work and everyday wear cause I hate having to put that much effort in everyday. Its not often that I look homeless if I’m leaving the house.

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      Penny

      But jeans are so uncomfortable hahahah

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    Zaytia Coulter

    It’s important to me that I look stylish and also effortless. I keep everything groomed and to a minimum, glowy and fresh. My clothing changes. I always look presentable. Even my trackpants look classy (not that I EVER) wear them with clients. I don’t wear shoes. Black socks. I think it’s weird to wear shoes in my own home. I wear simple, well fitting clothing. Often black top and black pants with a nice belt to break it up. Yeah. Tidy and Effortless.

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      Penny

      Lovely 🙂

  6. Melissa Yeomans

    Hmmm I am just the standard typical Mum lol Just casual tidy clothes, usually plain pants with more dressy tops. I sometimes would wear my ugg slippers but never again after I lost points in the assessment for it! I don’t wear make-up but I do have short hair so it has to be done or it just looks unruly, usually have simple stud earrings in. My nails are always done, I feel naked if I don’t have my nails done. I guess casual but tidy is me, but then you’ll find me on the rugby sideline watching my kids on a Saturday morning in tights, a swannie & gumboots so yea lol

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      Penny

      I mean as long as your avatar loves how casual you are, it’s a-ok, and since you invented her, it’s your rules!

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    Jessica Lawler

    Tidy clothes but not totally dressed up. I prefer to wear make up but don’t always stick to that. Nice smelling, perfume not strong though.

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      Penny

      Consistency is key! If you usually wear makeup, then when you don’t, you’ll look like you didn’t care. Perhaps a lower maintenance mascara and lippie combo that you can guarantee every time?

  8. Miki Sadakane

    I usually wear casual cloths, lightly put make up on and tie up my hair. I don’t have a uniform but wear a black apron. My nails are usually designes and colours which i recommend my clients or give them an idea for their decision. Also sometimes someone mention my nails and I give them my card. My nails are one of ads for my business ,so i always on.Basicaly I look same on and off work.

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      Penny

      An apron is a great way of having a uniform without having a full uniform 🙂

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    Hailey Bennett

    I usually wear jeans/shorts and a nice top with my apron over top. I always make sure my hair is tidy and out of my face and my apron is clean and tidy 🙂

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      Penny

      Perfect! Anything is great as long as it’s consistent 🙂

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    Nicole Leatham

    I’m very casual in general (as I am sure you’d know haha) I am a sucker for jeans and a tee, or if I am going out jeans and a ‘nice top’ Haha. I hate skirts and dresses (I wish I didnt but I do!) I am usually wearing nice tee’s/tops and jeans or denim shorts depending on the season, paired with either chuck’s or some sort of sandal in salon (or jandals out of salon) I also wear an apron while working too. I wear a full face of makeup and have made it a rule. I actually love being bale to do my makeup nicely, since working in daycare there wasnt too much point, the change is awesome and I am loving it (love makeup and playin with it) I also always have my nails done, even if its just a plain colour. Hair is always up and out of my face while working (and tbh outside of work too haha, I am boring)

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      Penny

      I wish I loved make up! I love the way it looks but I think it’s boring to do cause my eyes don’t work haha and I feel so claustrophobic not being able to scratch my face or rub my eyes!

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