Nail artist at 16
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Junior, Aleshia Lowe, has started doing acrylic nails from home with her own tools and skills for anyone who would like them done for a cheap price.
The idea started one day when Lowe got bored and wanted to do her own nails. She paid for the materials from Sally’s and online with her own money when she came up with enough. She started practicing on herself, a practice- hand, and others who volunteered, like her friends and family before she made anyone pay. She watched many YouTube videos trying to do it like the actual nail spas.
Normally, she does the nails after school or on the weekends. Lowe does them at her own home or she will go to their house if preferred. At the beginning, it would take her about two hours if not a little longer, now it takes her than two hours and the time goes by quicker.
“I like to see what I am capable of doing, and the outcome of the different nails,” says Lowe.
Eighth grader, Mya Merris, cousin of Lowe, feels that stiletto is her favorite shape that Lowe has done. Merris was one of the first set of hands Lowe got to work on, at first it took around two and a half hours for her to do them, now she does them super fast. Merris has had her nails done by Lowe four times since she has started.
“It makes me feel more confident when she does my nails and I have them on,” states Merris.
Senior, Brea Miller, another one of Lowe’s clients thinks the most unique thing about Lowe doing nails is she can do many different designs and shapes of the nails.
“She does good and doesn’t hurt my fingers like actual nail places do, so I feel safe,” informs Miller.
On a scale of 1-10, Miller rates Lowe about a nine, because she can do a lot for an outsider and she is careful and safe. She tries to make the nails as perfect as she can to make everyone happy.