Hear what recent Nailpreneur grads have to say:
" The tools Julie's class has given me will literally hit the "fast-forward" button on my career projection."
"The amount of information Julie passes on to her students is both ABUNDANT and PRICELESS. I feel so confident reaching out to agencies and publications, now- which I never would have known how to before. I could not recommend enough for you to invest in yourself and the future of your nail business. You will be SO glad you did!"
Britt Higgins, @britts_nail_bar
"Julie has not only showed me how, but she’s helped me every step of the way."
"As an experienced Nail Artist, Educator and Entrepreneur I thought possibly the “high point” of my career had passed me by. As it turns out, by taking Julie’s course, I discovered I have what it takes to be great, I just needed to know how to capitalize on it.
I expanded my repertoire to include so many things beyond the manicure table like doing home visits for VIP’s, teaching as an independent brand for myself and reaching out to major hotel chains to become their “go-to-gal” for spa operations consulting. This is just the beginning!
Lauren Denney, @blacklabelnaildesign
" I feel like I found the cheat code with this course!"
"Julie poured so much into us and I feel like my career has been catapulted at least 5 years! The knowledge gained and relationships built during this course are invaluable. Thank you Julie!"
Stephanie Coles, @stcrea_studio
" I learned so much in Julie’s class "
"I joined Julie’s class right after opening my studio. I learned so much in Julie’s class about how to handle celebrity clients, ensure I am paid FAIRLY for my work, as well as how to price my work for both in person and editorial/social media. There were so many resources Julie shared and I feel more confident in my journey. Julie was very generous with her time ensuring we got all of our questions answered and provided practical advice. Also this experience allowed me to connect with fellow nail professionals and her community"
Mallory Mazer, @_mkmnails_
"Everything is clear and understandable in your course."
"Julie boosted my confidence in working with clients and we worked through my fears of price increases. I received a lot of valuable information on how to provide VIP services and built my confidence and now I have worked with a jewelry company to start to build my photo shoot portfolio!
I like clear instructions of what I need to do and don't need to do. Everything is clear and understandable in your course. I am very happy that I took this course. Very grateful!"
Sofie Roth, @sofierothnails
"My nail career has transformed before my eyes!"
Julie has boosted my confidence within myself and my nail career tremendously. With Julie’s support, I landed my first major brand campaign with Coach! Since the Nailpreneur course, I developed my skills better for editorial shoots. Every new skill has led me to paid social media partnerships with a major professional gel brand. Julie builds the individual for any job in the most smart and innovative way possible
LaTara Haye, @tipsXtara
"I HIGHLY recommend this class to nail techs of all levels"
"Classes in the nail world usually focus on technique & are aimed at those in the salon & studio world. In this course, Julie has generously shared her vast wealth of knowledge and experience with beginners and advanced techs alike. She doesn’t gatekeep or hold any information back (like so many other educators) and unlike other classes I have taken, Julie is personally invested in your career and growth. I’ve never experienced that! It is so great to feel Julie’s support & mentorship and makes me so happy to know I have someone of her caliber in my corner.
I HIGHLY recommend this class to nail techs of all levels. Julie K’s course gave me the confidence & knowledge base to go out and achieve my goals and I will forever be glad that I took the course and I am well on my way to being a “Nailpreneur!”
"If ever there was a manicurists' brain I'd want to peek into, it's Julie Kandalec's"
I'm not a stranger to set work or the entertainment industry and what Julie brings to the table is VERY unique. It's very rare in this industry to encounter somebody at Julie's level who is so open about their process from branding, etiquette, organization and everything in between.
After pivoting away from session work to focus on building my salon, I was ready to get back into the game. I really was looking to get out of my head, re-work my kit, figure out my representation and realign my professional compass. I recently signed with a top artist agency in Los Angeles and couldn't be more grateful to count Julie as a friend and mentor through the next phase of my career.
Rachel Messick, www.rachelmessick.com
"Living in a small town won't stop me from reaching new heights."
Before joining Julie's Nailpreneur course, I was a few months into the reopening of my studio post pandemic. I knew I wanted to grow in different ways within the industry, but my confidence was lacking. Deciding to invest in myself opened my eyes to so many new possibilities and connected with other amazing nail pros. I learned how to pitch myself for freelance work, be on the lookout for future collaborations, and how living in a small town won't stop me from reaching new heights.
Priscila Quezada, @nailmeandco
How do I know if this course is right for me?
But what if I'm a nail technician student, or a makeup artist, esthetician, hairstylist, etc?
(What You'll Learn:
Module 1 - March 5th
Building your Brand Part 1
Begin building your brand kit - an easily-digestible guide to your brand’s visual identity
SPECIAL GUEST: Reonna Green, Esq., Beauty Business Lawyer @shetrademarks (Live chat, Wednesday, March 8th at 1pm EST)
Module 2 - March 11th or 13th
Building Your Brand Part 2
Complete your brand kit & solidify your brand identity to stand apart in the beauty space
Module 3 - March 19th
Get Instagram Ready
Elevate your social media for top clients and paid brand partnerships. PLUS, a hands-on content creation activity with essie!
SPECIAL GUEST: Halle Butler, Manager of Brand Management, essie @essie and @hallebnails
Module 4 - March 26th
VIP Mobile Housecall & Hotel Visit Services
Learn how to elevate your mobile manicuring services to attract new and high-paying clients
Module 5 - April 2nd
Behind the Scenes as an Editorial Manicurist Part 1
Discover the unwritten secrets of success to working on set, working with celebrities, kit curation & setup.
Week of April 9: (Easter/Passover Spring Break - No Class)
Module 6 - April 16th
Behind the Scenes as an Editorial Manicurist Part 2
I share on-set etiquette, creating a moodboard and shoot inspiration with hands-on activity, and discuss rates
Module 7 - April 23rd
Celebrity Clients & Public Relations
Exactly how to find celebrity & VIP clients in any city plus an interview with a publicist
SPECIAL GUEST: Alyx Carr, Entertainment and Celebrity PR, Searchlight Pictures
Module 8 - April 29th
Discussing Money & Signing with an Agency
I chat with my L.A. agent on how to become a beauty agency’s #1 pick, billing & invoicing, and what agents look for before signing an artist.
SPECIAL GUEST: Christina Aviles Aude, Celebrity Manicurist-turned-Founder of Startouch Agency @startouchagency
Graduation - Week of May 8th
Ready to join?
This is what you'll get:
Members will receive:
- On-demand, customized (not recycled!) modules with me with lifetime access
Live weekly calls to get your questions answered fast
A members-only Facebook group to grow your nail community
My exact packing list of what to bring on set and to private clients, complete with links
- Interviews with beauty professionals to get your questions answered. Past guests have been CND co-founder Jan Arnold, plus top beauty, public relations, social media professionals, and more.
AND My Nail Art Design Book as an added bonus!
PLUS! Graduates are added to my referral list for jobs.
And maybe some other gifts or surprises along the way...