OPI Pro Spotlight: @nailsxanalysse
Social media presence is a must for promoting your work and attracting clients. Take it from our November Pro Spotlight pick, Analysse (@nailsxanalysse):
The day after she graduated nail school, her first-ever influencer/celebrity client inquired about her services via DM! Since then, she’s continued to work with other big names, including pop star Rita Ora. Check out our interview for more on this well connected pro.
OPI: The nail art you design ranges from minimal perfection to elaborately stunning! How do you help decide the right look for each?
OPI: What prompted you to start your journey as a nail artist?
Analysse: I have always loved the idea of being in the beauty industry since I was a young girl. During my transition from highschool to college, I, as well as the rest of the world, endured the pandemic. With transitioning to online school, I found peace in my long days doing my family’s and I’s nails. After a few sets, I truly found a passion that I had deep down. I then used my savings to purchase my first nail kit, and got the ball rolling.
OPI: Is there one OPI shade that you couldn't live without?
Analysse: One thing that has never changed about the nail industry is the love for a french tip. There is no perfect french without a perfect nude. For this reason, Bubble Bath will always be the shade I never stray away from.
OPI: The holidays are almost here! What's your go-to holiday nail art look, or something new you want to try this year?
OPI: Your client roster is elite! How did you start taking on prominent clients?
Analysse: I am so blessed to work with some amazing people in the industry! I took my first influencer/ celebrity client the day after I graduated nail school. She reached out to me via dm inquiring about my services, and I was so honored! Of course I took on this amazing opportunity which then helped to put my name on the map. Since this day, being posted and tagged by my clients with big names has helped get my name out to so many! I am so thankful for my amazing clients who never fail to plug me.
OPI: You've been featured in magazines and been on sets for so many exciting shoots! Which experience or feature has been your favorite so far?
OPI: How do you achieve the expert line work that we see featured on your IG page?
Analysse: First, thank you for thinking my line work is perfect! But, practice, practice, and more practice. As much as I wish I could say there is a specific technique for this look, all I ever focused on was practicing till perfection. Of course I do have my moments where the line is not perfect the first time, but I have become more confident in my line work with time. Practice & patience is key!
OPI: What advice would you give other nail techs who are looking to grow their presence on social media?
OPI: Do you have any advice for other nail techs heading into the holiday season to ensure their client schedule is fully booked out?
Analysse: Burnout is real during this time! Make sure you are taking care of your health and not neglecting yourself but enjoy this rush! Take advantage of the opportunity to get your name out to those in need of a bomb fresh set for the holiday, and gain a new client!
OPI: What do you hope to achieve in your future when it comes to nails?
Be sure to follow Analysse, AKA @nailsxanalysse on Instagram!