We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Hines and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Going to school to get your license to do nails is mandatory in every state. There are many self-taught nail techs that thinks takin a class from another licensed manicurist and receiving a certificate allows them to do nails. However, it does not. Each state has a set number of required hours that a person must accumulate before they can take a written and practical exam. After passing those exams, they can apply for their license. Many clients are not aware if their nail technician is actually licensed or not.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
BGM Science of Manicuring is the first nail school that not only teaches nails, but also how to run a business. We know the struggles of business ownership and have many years in the beauty industry. BGM Science of Manicuring was the second business to BGM Nail Supply. Originally my business partner and I were just going to open a nail supply store, but soon realized that there was a lack of quality education in the DFW for a nail school. I have over 20 years experience as an elementary educator and 30 years as a manicurists, therefore I combined both passions and we created the two together. It was not easy, and I could not have done this alone. I am thankful to have a business partner that is nothing like me, so we balance the business of being in business evenly. Now with the worldwide pandemic, BGM Science of Manicuring is even more unique as we offer hybrid and online instruction. Being an adult, I understand the want to be in business for yourself, but also the need to keep steady income as you pursue your side hustle. BGM Science of Manicuring respects the time of each student and has developed various curriculums to accommodate these needs.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have lived in Texas for about 7 years. When my friends come to town, we always go by Klyde Warren Park. To me, it is the heart of Dallas. I love the food trucks, the open space, the people watching and how soundly structured the park is. On any given day, you can see mothers walking children in strollers, bloggers taking batched photos for the gram, fitness trainers pushing their clients through a workout or couples enjoying a meal outside a restaurant. All of that is everything I have experienced while being here and sums up wherever I take them. But after KWP, we would be in Deep Ellum doing everything we did at Klyde Warren, just on a bigger scale.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have been a licensed manicurist for over 30 years. My mother use to allow me to travel home during college to get my nails done by my nail technician. One day she said I need to learn how to do my nails myself. I had no desire to do them, however I had an entrepreneurial knack. She encouraged me to get my license and my father had a friend who had a school at the time. He placed me in the right path and they both fostered my progress.
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