We surveyed 1,069 nail technicians to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Nail technicians are enterprising and realistic

Nail technicians tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be realistic, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a nail technician. However, if you are investigative, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average nail technician break down:


Big Five

The top personality traits of nail technicians are openness and social responsibility

Nail technicians score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. They also tend to be high on the measure of social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others.

Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average nail technician: