Nail Painting Career

Nail painting is a craft, an art practice, and a career that can help many families earn money

Nail painting is a craft, an art practice, and a career that can help many families earn money. We cannot deny that beauty and aesthetics are important to women, and many young women dream of having their own career in nail art.  

The Children and Youth Training Center in Region 3 has partnered with the Right To Play Thailand Foundation to organize a vocational training project for female youths, preparing them for careers in nail painting.  

Noon and Pang, the owners of a small nail art shop called Story Nail in Save One Market, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, have been contacted to teach the skill of nail painting to the young women. They readily accepted the invitation and spent a month passing on their knowledge to the youth. By the end of the curriculum, one of the young women in the dormitory had learned the profession so well that she applied for and was hired as an employee at Nun and Pang’s shop.  

  Por, an 18 year old woman, wants to continue living in Nakhon Ratchasima to start a new life by working as an employee at Story Nail shop and learn how to continue her career in nail painting. Her dream is to use the knowledge she learned from  Noon and Pang to open her own shop in Chaiyaphum Province in the future. Now, after working for four months, Por says, “It’s like my life has died and been born again. This is my first honest job. The money I earn may not be much, but I no longer go hungry. I can buy the rice and clothes I want, save a little for a vacation, and even send some money back to my parents. Although it’s not much, I will gradually work harder for my future.” 

Nun and Pang said, “We understand this group of children”. They miss out on opportunities in life, so giving them a chance is like giving them more life choices. Everyone can miss out on life, but the opportunity to come back and start a new life is rare. Therefore, we want to give them that option. We don’t just see them as employees or subordinates; we look at them as our sisters. We’ve known Por since she was in the training center and have seen her intentions. 

That’s why we take care of her like a sister, and she looks at us in the same way. Today, our small shop at Save One Market has grown with Por as a part of it. We now have our own building and storefront. In the future, we may see Nong Po’s shop open in Chaiyaphum, her hometown.