10 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an Advanced Nail Technician Course

Many beauty school students dream of transforming a client’s ordinary nails into a work of art, and that is precisely what makes advanced nail technician courses such a popular option at cosmetology school. We live in a world where everyone pursues beauty; and there are those lucky few who possess an eye for style and a skill for pizzazz.

Becoming a top nail technician requires no small amount of hard work and dedication. All of the appropriate skills can be acquired at a cosmetology school that offers advanced nail technician courses. Many students make critical mistakes that cost them a place in the beauty school.

If you want to get into the beauty school of your choice, you should avoid the following mistakes.

1. Never Look for the Cheapest Course

While it may be true that we live in a time where we cannot afford to throw money around, you should never skimp on a proper education.

2. Never Look for the Shortest Program Duration

If you want to learn the required skills properly, you need to make sure that your course is long enough to cover all of the necessary information.

3. Move Away from Courses that Look too Easy

If you are serious about a career in nail technology, it is simply impossible to take the easy way out.

4. Never Choose a College that Expects you to pay for a Wide Range of Individual Products

An advanced nail tech course generally comes with a proper kit that is included in the fee.

5. Do not Assume That Your Training is Only Theoretical

Working as a nail tech is a real “hands-on” sort of job. In order to succeed in the field, you need to be sure that your training includes a few hours with real clients.

6. Avoid Wanting to be Spoon-Fed

You need to apply yourself to your studies in such a way that you want to think outside of the box — you should want to explore new innovations and treatments in order to provide a better experience for your future clients.

7. Never Think That Education is the Responsibility of Your Educators

Your course facilitator is not responsible for your success in the program, your educators cannot force you to learn; you need to want to make it to the head of your class of your own volition.

8. Do not shy Away from the Business-Oriented Side of Studying

Learning the basics of nail technology is not necessarily enough to be the best in the business, you need to learn some aspects of sales and marketing as well.

9. Hygiene is not Passe

Many nail technicians in training assume that good hygiene is assumed. Mani-pedi hygiene, however, is a lot more complex and requires proper attention to certain aspects of biology.

10. Never Hide Your Creative Side

Some students think that they will do better in their studies if they simply go along with the crowd. A truly excellent nail technician, however, will be more than happy to unleash their inner artist.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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esthetician Vancouver
esthetician Vancouver
2 years ago

There are many courses available to be a nail technician. I know one nail technician at EM’s Esthetics in Vancouver who is so creative and professional. So, I think creativity is the most important factor in choosing a nail technician course. Thank you for sharing this article.