RULES AND REGULATIONS: Always read all of the rules and regulations before you start to practice or start an art competition piece. If there is a rule or regulation that you don’t understand, you can always contact the competition director for clarification. You can also contact me. If it is something I’ve already come across I can help. If it’s new, I’ll direct you back to the competition director.
Re-read the rules just before each competition so that you don’t miss anything.
The nerves do go away. Competing will open up many doors. It sets the standards in the industry. Competitions develop new products and techniques. You can be that person; the professional that starts something new. All you have to do is take the plunge. You’ll never know how good you can be until you try and you don’t want to spend your career wondering what you could have accomplished!
The landscape of our industry has changed dramatically over the years. Not only have products and techniques changed, how our industry is being moved forward has changed as well.
With the large conglomerates buying up the small distributorships has come the reduction in education. The larger companies can command the lower prices that they will pay for the products and eliminate training expenses that cut into their bottom line.
We have also been witness to formerly “Professional Only” product lines, once their line has gone into the larger distributorships, remove their “For Professional Use Only” labels. We can now buy many of these once professional products at local distributors who sell to the public or even the grocery stores.
At Masterworks we hold the answer to these new challenges we face in the nail industry. We are not alone in what we face and if we move forward together as licensed professionals, set on quality product, education and high standards, we will change the current industry trends.
At Masterworks we put the control of the products and education back in the hands of the licensed professionals.
We have had a global vision that has now expanded from setting the techniques in the nail industry, to establishing the premiere gel nail product in the industry, to removing the ceiling on anything you want to do in the nail industry be it, nail competition champion, educator, sales professional, distributor, mentor… the list really is endless...and it can happen at Masterworks.
All big dreams start with big ideas, big vision, big talent, big tenacity. This is why Masterworks is here. If when someone tells you, you can’t do it, does that give you the fuel you need to get it done? Can you imagine all of us with that mindset working towards one goal? I can and this is what it looks like.
We have created a new business model for the nail industry. All of our Educator, Sales Professionals and Distributor are licensed nail techs! We are training a force to start their own businesses in these areas that we will partner with.
What this looks like is this: If you are a Masterworks Educator we give you the tools, education, website template, business card template, samples for students, discount on products and reputation to start your own educational business. You set up your own classes, acquire the venues, collect the class fees, train and provide ongoing customer service to your "customers" who are your students. You then have the ability to control what you make, your class size, location and dates.
To me it's unacceptable that educators give up there weekends and time with family to make less than what they make in the salon to teach a class. Educators are vital professionals. At Masterworks we understand that if you are successful, we are successful. This is our vision and focus...Partnering with nail professionals.
Our Sales Professional and Distributors (who are all required to be licensed nail techs) partner the same way with us.
Let me know what you think!