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Meet Trailblazer Leah NaDeau

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leah NaDeau.

Leah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started in a spare room of my house. I dedicated every moment I had to perfecting my craft. I was unable to start school at the time, so I worked a normal 9 to 5. Playing with nails on the side. Practicing different designs, techniques, and styles. Little by little, everyone around started asking if I could design their nails. I started with family and friends. Before I new it their friends were contacting me. This is when I new I could be successful and I had to go to school to follow my heart. They say if you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life. I guess they were right. I love what I do and wouldn’t dream of doing anything else.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My advice to other woman starting their journey would be take it one day and one client at a time. Do your best to build meaningful relationships. Show your clients you care about their day, feeling, as well as the care of their nails. No one wants to feel like just a dollar sign. My job is about more than just loving what I do. It’s loving the clients that walk in to see me. It’s laughing for ten minutes straight about a weekend event, it’s crying with a client that’s just lost a loved one, it’s being part of the celebration for a huge upcoming event, it’s going to cater to a client that’s sick and passing away just so they can feel beautiful one last time. It’s more than just beautiful nails, it’s beautiful relationships with beautiful people

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about 101Customnails – what should we know?
I am a professional nail technician who provides my best services to help clients achieve and maintain beautiful healthy nails. From gel polish, acrylic nail enhancements, dipping powders, to wonderful pedicures. I also provide nail designs ranging from stamping, freehand nail art, embellishments, to encapsulate nail art.

What’s the most important piece of advice you could give to a young woman just starting her career?
Go for your dreams. Keep your head high, stay focused, and follow your heart. Remember nothing happens overnight but through hard work and determination, you can achieve anything.

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