MANICURING (400 Hours) and NAIL TECHNICIAN (600 Hours) courses prepares students for positions as professional nail technicians:

Theoretical concepts of nail care, nail grooming and basic nail artistry
Practical clinical procedures
Clean, shape, and apply polish to fingernails and toenails
Apply artificial nails, nail tips and nail wraps
Nail art – produce unusual effects using airbrushes and three-dimensional ornaments
Instruction in employability skills
Preparation for the state licensing examination

 

Nail Technicians:

Do most of their work while seated at a manicure table with their arms resting comfortably on the table
Should not be allergic to the products used to create artificial nails
Work with all kinds of people and need to be tactful and diplomatic
Benefit from creativity and an artistic flair
Require sales skills to promote both their services and the products they offer
With a good clientele, both self-employed nail technicians and salon employees can earn a good income. Success depends on skill and the number of clients they can serve in a given time.

 

Nail Technicians work in:

Beauty Salons
Department stores
Barber shops
Hotel beauty shops
Specialty salons for nails

 

 

Most states require nail technicians to have a license. In Michigan, applicants for state licensure must have 400 clock hours of training and must pass a written and practical exam.