Manicurist Sample Resume

Lorraine Wilson
1234 Wolverine Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556

To obtain a position as a Manicurist in a beauty salon in which I am able to perfect my skills and learn new things in order to reach the top of my profession.  

Qualifications Summary
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Strong ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to perform for people and deal directly with the public.
  • Able to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.  
Moler Beauty College, San Diego, CA
  • Manicurist/Nail Tech (July 2000)
  • Licensed with the California State Board of Cosmetology  
Work Experience
Manicurist/Nail Stylist: June 2004 - July 2009, SpaNobia, San Diego, CA
Responsibilities included:
  • Cleaning and shaping customers' fingernails and toenails.
  • Polishing and decorating nails.
  • Applying undercoat and clearing or coloring polish onto nails with brush.
  • Attaching paper forms to tips of customers' fingers to support and shape artificial nails.
  • Brushing powder and solvent onto nails and paper forms to maintain nail appearance and to extend nails, then remove forms and shape and smooth nail edges using rotary abrasive wheel.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing tools and work environment.
  • Cleaning customers' nails in soapy water, using swabs, files, and orange sticks.
  • Polishing nails, using powdered polish and buffer.
  • Removing previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover and swabs.
  • Roughening surfaces of fingernails, using abrasive wheel.
  • Shaping and smoothing ends of nails, using scissors, files, and emery boards.
Manicurist/Pedicurist: May 2000 - May 2004, The Ritz Carlton, San Diego, CA
Responsibilities included:
  • Softening nail cuticles with water and oil, pushing back cuticles, using cuticle knife, and trimming cuticles, using scissors or nippers.
  • Treating nails to repair or improve strength and resilience by wrapping, or providing treatment to nail biters.
  • Whitening underside of nails with white paste or pencil.
  • Advising clients on nail care and use of products and colors.
  • Assessing the condition of clients' hands, remove dead skin from the hands and massage them.
  • Decorating clients' nails by piercing them or attaching ornaments or designs.
  • Maintaining supply inventories and records of client services.
  • Promoting and selling nail care products.
  • Scheduling client appointments and accepting payments.  
*References: Available upon request.