Confidence At Every Step

At the core of the thriving nail industry lies a powerful tool for unlocking your true potential: self-confidence. Meet Joanna Tompkins, an award-winning nail technician and founder of Nail Tech Tribe, whose journey to mastering self-confidence has captivated our audience. We invite you to join us in cultivating your self-confidence journey.

This article encapsulates all the incredible learnings of Joanna’s self-confidence journey masterclass. (recording below). Embark on a transformative journey with us as we delve deep into the art of growing your self-confidence. In this business mastery session, Joanna reveals how cultivating a confident mindset has propelled her nail career and business to new heights.

Joanna emphasised that confidence is a skill that individuals develop rather than something innate. The responsibility lies with each person to actively work on improving their confidence, with platforms like live sessions offering valuable growth opportunities. Joanna's personal journey is shared as an illustration. Despite appearing confident, she struggled internally in her 20s and initially settled for an admin assistant job instead of pursuing her passion for nail art. It wasn't until later, after becoming a mother, that Joanna found the courage to pursue her dreams. Her experience underscores the transformative power of perseverance and self-belief in overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth. 


During our business mastery session, Sasha shared her inspiring journey of overcoming self-confidence issues and learning to charge her worth. Initially approaching her nail business as a side hustle, Sasha realised the importance of treating it like a legitimate business. She admitted to giving discounts and undervaluing her services until an eye-opening encounter with her accountant revealed the extent of her financial losses due to discounts. This realisation prompted Sasha to shift her mindset and recognise the importance of valuing her time and expertise. Her story serves as a reminder of the importance of self-worth and the transformative power of changing one's mindset in the entrepreneurial journey.  For more insights into Sasha’s journey, visit:


As a nail technician, it is important to refrain from comparing your humble beginnings to someone else's long-established success. In Joanna's early training with CND Shellac beginners, she encountered difficulties perfecting her nail sets. Despite completing them, she felt dissatisfied with the results, particularly regarding the neatness and smoothness around the cuticle area. Seeking improvement, Joanna enrolled in a "perfect polishing" course, Emphasising that continuing to train to grow your self-confidence is key, but also not to compare your journey with anyone else’s “it’s a right of passage for your business and you have to go through those to get the success. Very few people start off good” This wisdom, imparted by Joanna, resonates deeply in today's social media-driven industry. It underscores the importance of focusing on one's own journey, free from the distractions of others' achievements. Instead, it encourages aspiring nail technicians to celebrate their progress, no matter how small, and to recognise that success is a gradual accumulation of effort and dedication over time.


Capturing snapshots after every appointment isn't just a trend – it's a pivotal step for growth in the nail industry. Initially, it might seem daunting, whether due to doubts about your skills, concerns about time constraints, or simply feeling shaky behind the camera. But fear not! Consistency is the name of the game here. Even if your work isn't flawless or you're not feeling like a photography pro, snap away! Documenting each session serves as a visual journey of progress. Reviewing those snapshots? It's like hitting the replay button to spot areas for improvement. Plus, enlisting models can alleviate pressure, ensuring a steady stream of high-quality images without compromising the client experience. So, let's seize those photo ops, boost our confidence, and proudly showcase our nail art prowess like true professionals!


Let's chat about those pre-appointment jitters! Joanna knows the struggle firsthand – those butterflies before heading out to a mobile appointment? Been there, done that! But fear not, fellow nail techs, because Joanna's got some nuggets of wisdom to share. First off, let's toss that idea of perfection out the window and embrace what she calls a "minimum viable product." Yep, mistakes happen – it's all part of the game! But here's the kicker: taking action despite those nerves? That's where the magic happens. Joanna's all about flipping that inner dialogue from anxious to excited – trust us, it works wonders! Plus, she's big on self-care and knowing your triggers. And guess what? You're not alone in this rollercoaster ride of nerves – even seasoned pros still feel those jitters. But hey, that's just par for the course in the wild world of entrepreneurship. So chin up, keep pushing forward, and remember, it's all about the journey, bumps and all!


Let's dive into the juicy stuff about growing your nail business! Consistency is the secret sauce for those raking in 1k a week. We're talking about raising awareness, converting inquiries, and keeping clients coming back for more – all with a sprinkle of consistency, of course! But hey, we get it – juggling time and mustering up confidence in our marketing mojo can be tough. Time to face those fears head-on and level up our marketing game! Ignorance ain't bliss, especially when it comes to marketing strategies. Let's soak up knowledge like a sponge and dive deep into skill and business development. And hey, when seeking advice, pick your gurus wisely – no room for negativity here! Now, onto appointment magic – from nailing consultations to rocking client relations, confidence is key. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is mastery in the nail game. So, let's kickstart with the basics and grow from there!


As we wrap things up it is clear that Joanna's journey exemplifies the transformative power of self-confidence in the nail industry. Her experiences underscore the importance of perseverance, continuous learning, and proactive approaches to overcoming challenges. By following Joanna's lead and embracing self-marketing, documenting progress, and nurturing client relationships, technicians can cultivate the confidence needed to thrive in their businesses. Remember, success is not instantaneous but rather a result of consistent effort and dedication over time. So, embark on your journey with determination, knowing that each step forward, guided by Joanna's wisdom, brings you closer to realising your full potential.

Remember :

CHARGE YOUR WORTH: Joanna’s and Sasha’s journeys underscore the importance of valuing our expertise, and ensuring sustainable growth in our businesses.

DON’T COMPARE YOUR JOURNEY: Learn from Joanna's story to focus on your unique path, celebrate progress, and trust in your journey's pace without comparison.

DOCUMENT YOUR JOURNEY: Capture your work through photos to boost confidence, learn from experiences, and showcase your growth effectively.

BUILD POSITIVE NEW CLIENT RELATIONS: Navigate pre-appointment anxiety with grace, embrace imperfection, and foster authentic connections with clients based on trust.

BE CONSISTENT WITH SELF-MARKETING: Embrace consistency in marketing efforts to raise awareness, convert inquiries, and secure client re-bookings for sustained business growth.