Happy Black Business Month! Please introduce yourself and business:
Hi my name is Sharlene Bryden and I sell handmade press on nails and I’m an author of the book inside of it all on Amazon now.
What makes you unique in your industry?
What makes me unique in the nail industry is the fact that I went through so many obstacles, but I haven’t gave up it’s not an easy industry you have to have patience if this is something you really want to do. When I first started doing nails i started October 2020... I was on disability leave from my job because of covid but it triggered other health problems, with all the time off that I had I started looking into nails I started watching a lot of YouTube videos a lot of social media and alot of research. The more I watched videos the more obsessed I got with doing nails. As time went on I started buying all the things I needed to do nails I started with doing gel x nails then went to learning acrylic nails ...as I started practicing I got an allergic reaction in the process on my hands when this happened it made me want to give up but I prayed to God and one day I said you know what I’m going to just practice doing designs, as I started that I started to create content and realized wait! I can make press on nails since I can’t do anyone’s nails or practice on myself because of the allergic reaction...next you know I’m selling press ons I started an Etsy account Sharlenesnails ...and I began my journey ...in the process of that I also published my book inside of it all on Amazon ...God really got me through with this process..
Please share you top 3 most proud accomplishments to-date:
My first accomplishment was publishing my book inside of it all on Amazon
The second accomplishment was getting into the nail industry
My third accomplishment was enrolling in nail school for September 8 2021 at the Brittany academy school
Any advice to other women in your industry?
My advice to anybody that wants to join the nail industry is to not give up keep going,yes you will have challenges but if this is something you want to do keep going and keep praying don’t ever give up on your dreams...
What is next for you in 2021 and how can readers connect with you online?
What’s next for me is school so I can better my craft I start school September 8 2021. I plan on taking customers and actually doing clients nails in the future and will still sell press ons as well ..anyone can find me on Instagram @sharlenesnails my Etsy is also in my link in my bio on that same page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any custom nails or for any questions..