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MKM Nails is a Non-Toxic Nail Studio based in Santa Monica, California. MKM Nails works with some of the best professional brands in the industry. We provide a personalized, high end services for our clients.

We are hiring a Nail Apprentice, with experience in nail art that is dedicated to customer service to join our team. We will provide paid training as you work your way up to a Nail Artist!

To apply you must submit all three items to Mallory@mkmnails.com:

  1. Submit your resume (include instagram page if applicable)
  2. Write a cover letter about yourself and why you want to join MKM Nails
  3. Upload 3 photos of your work on natural nails


  • Must be least 18 years old to apply
  • Currently studying for CA Manicurist/Cosmetology License (or scheduled for the State Board. Please note you will not be able to perform services until license is acquired)
  • Able to service a polish manicure and simple nail art i.e. French Manicure/ Half moons within an hr
  • Able to perform a basic polish pedicure within 45 minutes

Responsibilities will include:

  • Attend training sessions and complete assignments
  • Work on Press-on Orders
  • Serve drinks to clients
  • Assist in setup for artist & seating clients
  • Wipe down stations in-between services
  • Stock drawers, setups & wipe down gel polish bottles
  • Wash, dry & fold towels
  • Pack event bag, assist/work off-site events
  • Help with Inventory
  • Take photos/videos of service and after photos
  • Assist with booking, confirming and checking out clients


  • All the top supplies and tools will be provided to you (Gel-x, Dust Collector, Manipro e-file, Gel Lamp, etc)
  • Work with the newest and highest quality Non-Toxic Nail Products including Dazzle Dry, Japanese Potted Gel (Leafgel, Kokoist, and Lilygel) and Korean Products (F Gel, Tiny, Izemi, Fiote etc)
  • Reimbursement for license renewal, or Initial license based on tenure
  • Paid ticket to Nail Shows
  • Paid training

Job Types: Part-time with possibility to increase (Must be available on Saturdays)

Pay: $16 per hour