Get Your Nails Did, with Tshego
Professional nails salons are offering nail art packages, and cosmetics companies keep on launching DIY kits for budget fashionistas, so it is only natural that there should be young people starting their own manicure businesses inspired by the trend.
Enter Tshego Senne, Wits student and nail polish enthusiast. Tshego started her nail polish collection in high school, and when she came across nail art online, she tried it for herself "because why not have nails that don't look like anyone else's, right?"
Well, it turns out a love for coloured varnish and a certain affinity with a manicure pen had people offering to pay Tshego to have their nails look like hers- and that's how the business started.
It has been two years since Tshego started experimenting with nail art, and for the past 10 months she has been steadily building up her client base.
I myself have tried out her designs:
|*Webcam pictures. Eek.|
For appointments, e-mail Tshego at email@example.com or tweet her @TshegoSenne, strictly on weekends. To avoid disappointment, make sure you are in or can get to the Braamfontein area for the meeting.
This is one business that is going to be around for a while, especially in Braamfontein, which is Student Central and also the place people come to when they're looking for the newest fashion and lifestyle trends.