Jobs at Desirees Studio

How to apply


To apply email your cv an cover letter to: or by post to 

Desirees Studio 401 Tangmere Drive,

Castle Vale, 


b35 6PZ

for informal enquires call:

0121 572 7177 

Nail Tech


A nail technician specialises in looking after client's fingernails and toenails. They are able to give advice on nail care and product selection. And they help improve the appearance of our hands and feet by offering nail treatments; manicures, pedicures, nail extensions and nail art applications. Typically a nail technician fulfils the following;

  • Manicure. A manicure can be solely for the fingernails or a combined treatment for both hands and fingernails. A full manicure often involves cleansing, forearm and hands massage, filing, polishing and shaping of nails, cuticle care and the application of polish.
  • Pedicure. A pedicure improves the condition and appearance of your feet and toenails. As well as tending to the toenails, the nail technician would be expected to massage the lower legs and feet to relax the client and remove rough skin from the feet.
  • Nail Extension/Overlays. Nail technicians often apply false nail extensions either over the whole natural nail or to the tip. Most common are gel nails or acrylics
  • Nail Art. Nail art is becoming an increasingly popular requirement. Nails can be polished in two colours; based on the French manicure a client can request that the traditional white and light pink be replaced with two colours of their choice. There are also a large range of stickers (flowers, stars) that can be combined with a bright or translucent polish and nail jewelry "rhinestones". It's not called nail art for nothing though, more artistic nail techs specialise in freehand, airbrush or fantasy nail art.
  • Nail Care Advice. Nail technicians should have the ability to recognise nail conditions (ie fungal nail infection) that should be referred for treatment and give advice for ongoing nail care and maintenance.

Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Steady hand. Good nail technicians need to have a steady hand especially when applying polish, nail art designs & applications and extensions.
  • Good Concentration Skills. Clients will want to chat about their problems, the weather etc and nail technicians must be able to listen, converse and maintain their concentration on the task in hand.
  • Creativity. A high degree of creativity is especially important when painting designs on clients nails. It's also important to have good colour sense.
  • Patience. Nail technicians have to deal with a minimum of ten nails in any one sitting, that means performing the same procedures a minimum of ten times and of course we all know the importance of waiting for polish to dry in between applications.
  • Customer Service. Nail technicians work on a one to one basis with clients therefore excellent customer service skills are crucial, they should be polite, sociable, friendly, caring and a good listener.
  • Quick and Efficient. Especially in a busy nail salon it's essential that the nail technician works quickly whilst still managing to deliver an excellent service.
  • Professional & Immaculately Presented. As with any customer facing positions it's essential the customer is treated well and that you are well groomed and presentable. In this case especially your nails!

Entry Requirements

An increasing number of reputable nail companies and salons are requesting a minimum of NVQ level 2 or equivalent as their criteria for application. The following are worth looking at;

  •     VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) offers level 2 certificate in nail treatments, incl nail art and nail technology
  •     City & Guilds offers NVQ/SVQ levels 2 & 3 in nail services

Barber ( Mens Hair Opportunity) Commission Split


Position Overview 


To Provide Hairdressing services to customers


1. To carry out all trained Barbering services to the required standards ensuring the specific treatment time is adhered to.

2. To give professional advice to clients and promote available treatments face to face and over the telephone.

3. To promote products.

4. To stay with the client throughout the treatment.

5. To control stock ordering, retail and salon liaising with the Manager on budget and cost control. (Optional)

6. To be competent with the computerised booking system to allow you to book customers appointments

7. To liaise in a positive manner with the Manager and Receptionist on the days scheduled treatments, any changes, additions etc in order to meet the ever changing needs of our clients. Flexibility and co operation are required.

8. To attend any appropriate training courses required.

9. To keep up to date with developments relating to the products ranges and any new treatments and services.

10. To ensure that the equipment is fully operational, clean and report any defects to maintenance via the Manager at any time of day.

11. To adhere to Health and Safety regulations by using safe work practices.

12. To turn off equipment, lights and secure the hair salon after use.

13. To ensure all equipment and utensils are kept clean and appropriately sterilised.

14. To be punctual at all times

15 To attend all team meetings.

16. To inform  Manager of any medical conditions or behaviour from clients that is unusual or causes concern.

17. To follow the companies sickness and absence procedure.

18. To assist in the cleaning and tidying of the hair salon including laundry runs etc.

19. To ensure that the salon is fully prepared and stocked before your first client.

20. To report any incidents, accidents or any guest dissatisfaction to the Manager promptly.

21. To undertake any other reasonable duties delegated by the Manager