Meet Chrissie Pearce
Hi my name is Chrissie Pearce and I’ve been in the industry for nearly 14 years now and teaching for about 7.
Nails wasn’t something I honestly thought I would ‘get into’ as the only experience I’d dabbled around with beauty wise, was when we had to do ‘day release’ in the last year of school before choosing our options. It was that or mechanics haha!
I left school and started an apprenticeship in Surface Finishing on Super Yachts and had nearly finished my qualification when sadly I fell and seriously injured my back resulting in surgery.
At this point I felt like my life was over as the one thing I had wanted to do, my body wouldn’t physically let me.
So between feeling sorry for myself and wanting to do a job sitting down, somehow I fell into nails in 2008, and even now I can’t believe how far I’ve come, I’ve never planned anything I just feel so grateful that I still enjoy it and I get to share my passion with others. And if you know me, you’ll know I still get to mess about with bodywork here and there as I love classic cars and have quite a collection.
In the Nail industry there are so many different directions you can take and it really depends on how far you want to go in a certain direction too, there’s only so many hours in a day lol!
I still love doing clients but I also love teaching, and I’ve found that although I can teach most things my main trade is sharing how to get amazing salon nails in a salon time frame, I do it everyday myself so when I teach I’m always sharing the best ways to get the look and style a student desires, which ultimately leads them to having more business and turnover right!?
Teaching has taken me all around the world in person and now diversifying online too!
I am affiliated with CJP Nail Systems my good friend Jemma and I wanted to create something by nail techs for nail techs, Jemma is the magic behind CJP and I adore their ethos! Recently I have started their education program overseeing some amazing educators helping them teach with my manuals and for the last 4 years we’ve been researching and developing hard gel, but sadly Covid put a halt to its release so that’s a new step for us soon too!
Something a lot of people don’t know about me is I ‘ghostwrite’ for companies and government education programs (mainly overseas) with bringing Nail education more up to date and I really enjoy this as I like to stay behind the scenes haha!
I was so excited when Sam asked me to be part of 30 Days in April as it was something I need to push me out of my comfort zone and talk and be seen on camera, and now I can’t wait for you to join me sharing some of my tips and tricks and Look forward to seeing your creations!
Chrissie Pearce Nail Academy
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